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About the Program

The Native American Student Support & Success Program (NASSSP) is a state funded grant program under the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.

Our Purpose

  1. To strengthen K-12 pathways to and through the California Community College system for Native American students, including student transfer to the University of California and California State University systems.
  2. To ensure the educational success of Native American students.
  3. To develop Native American leaders.
  4. To increase the number of Native American mentors to empower future generations.

Folsom Lake College was one of 20 community colleges statewide to receive grant funding. Using the $1.5 million grant over five years, the college will establish a local Native American Student Support & Success Program (NASSSP) to provide all of the following services to support our Native American students:

  • Develop a cohort model
  • Integrate peer mentorship with our student success services
  • Build capacity for counseling and wraparound services offering culturally responsive resources
  • Integrate faculty and staff professional development training


Dr. Tamara Cheshire