Check Out Our Great Programs!

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De Anza offers a variety of programs to engage students of African heritage and those interested in the African American experience.

  • Join a Learning Community of fellow students and instructors
  • Get connected with some of our student services, resources and clubs

Share courses and activities that enhance your college experience!


  • FYE is a Learning Community designed especially for first-time and first-generation college students


  • Umoja is a Learning Community based on African-centered philosophy, history and culture


  • Reading, English, Athletics, Counseling and Humanities (REACH) is a Learning Community for student-athletes


  • MC2 is a Learning Community formed to support young men of color

Additional Programs and Resources

Black Graduation and Achievement Ceremony 

  • Organized by the Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Network, offers scholarships every year

Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Network 

  • Sponsors scholarships, educational programs and activities; supports students and employees

De Anza College Promise

  • FREE tuition and fees for TWO years – plus free transportation with the VTA  SmartPass. There's still time to apply!

Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS)

  • Academic support, transfer support, counseling and financial aid for low-income students

STEM Success Program

  • Activities, internships, scholarships and tours to explore science, technology, engineering and math

Student Success and Retention Services



Alicia Cortez
Dean, Equity and Engagement

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