About Us Who We Are

 Our Arise program provides help to Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) students looking for a place to belong in Mt. SAC’s huge campus community.

We were searching for ideas to give API students better support and find ways for students to ARISE out of the API stereotypes and fulfill their potential. With the help of the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Service Institutions (AANAPISI), $2-million, five-year federal grant program, ARISE was created in Fall 2011.

Our team of individuals, work together to serve, to provide, to inspire, and to learn from students; and we love what we do. We will bend over backwards so you can reach your academic goals; that’s who we are. We have many activities, events, workshops, field trips, tutoring, study hall, etc., to keep you engaged. And if none of them interest you, then we will create one for you.

Out goal is to have you join our family. We believe that once you feel like you belong, the more you are determined to accomplish your goals.

Who We Serve

When it comes down to it we serve you.

Come into our office and you’ll see students from all walks of life. We have non-native speakers, athletes, first generation, low-income, low performing, student ambassadors, clubs presidents, etc.; all types of students who will make you feel welcomed and feel at home. And we have activities for everyone.

If you are looking for a place to study, meet new people, make new friends, or help with writing or math, ARISE is the place for you.

We have counselors, academic advisors, tutors, and fun just for you.


Arise | Building 16B | Voice: (909) 274-6622 | E-mail: