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   Developmental & Readiness Education (DARE)



DARE Taskforce Mission Statement


Developmental Education at De Anza College equitably allows
students of every background to take ownership of their education and to succeed in their educational goals by providing the necessary integrated resources, services, and learning environment.


DARE Taskforce Charge
 From Mini-Grants to Jumpstart for students...


The theme for this year so far has been “change” as the taskforce works to bring about a shift from a mini-grant funded model for addressing developmental educational needs, to a multi component, integrated, campus-wide initiative that really seeks to “move the needle” on student success for basic skills students.  This year we have engaged in an extensive process of inquiry and conversation for the purpose of identifying areas of need in basic skills that we would like to address with our campus-wide initiative. 

Through the inquiry process and through these conversations, we have decided on the initiative of “Jams.”- Lorrie Ranck, DARE Co-Chair. 2015-16


For more details on the process the committee engaged in 2015-16 to arrive at an “all-in” decision please visit Meeting Minutes.


Click to view a message from Jen Myhre, Outgoing Co-Chair, 2014-15 on the move from Mini Grants. 


Click to view the DARE events image gallery.


DARE Core Values


Click here to learn more about the DARE Taskforce's core values.


Student Information


Student Success Center


De Anza offers a comprehensive student success program to help you make the most of your efforts here.

Upcoming Meetings 

DARE General Meeting
Spring 2017


June 21, 2017


3:30pm - 4:30pm


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Developmental & Readiness Education (DARE), Contact us:

Mari Tapia                      DARE Co-Chair                BSI Faculty Coordinator


Lorrie Ranck                   DARE Co-Chair               AVP - Instruction


Deepa Yuvaraj               Program Coordinator      DARE - BSI            



Last Updated: 6/13/17