Alameda Promise Project
Established in 2012, the Alameda Promise Initiative is an integrated approach to student success utilizing a cohort model to assist them with dedicated English classes structured in such way so that students will achieve college level performance in writing. It provides placement based upon thorough assessment and counseling support, and the use of faculty and student mentors. The project then follows and supports students in their progress through identification of classes tailored to facilitate students in their success on “self-chosen” academic pathways. Each student signs a “responsibility” pledge which stipulates attendance at Alameda Promise events and mandatory counseling sessions. As an incentive, each student receives a laptop to assist with their educational studies and career preparation. Process and outcomes evaluation are data driven, and student overall academic progress is monitored by our Institutional Effectiveness Committee.