Rising Scholars

The Rising Scholars Program is designed to provide academic and basic needs support to formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students, while addressing systematic barriers they may face. We are dedicated in assisting our students to achieve and exceed their educational goals.

If you are interested or want more information, please email risingscholars@piercecollege.edu, call (818)712-2686 or visit us at Alder 1016. 

Program Requirements

To be eligible for our program's services, student must meet all of the requirements below:

  1. Identify as a formerly-incarcerated or system-impacted individual
    • Formerly-incarcerated: justice-involved students, which incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and/or current or formerly detained in a juvenile facility
    • System-impacted individual: individuals who have experience arrest without conviction/incarceration or individuals who have family members who have experience incarceration
  2. Complete Rising Scholars Intake Form
  3. Make an appointment with an Adult Education counselor and create a Student Education Plan (SEP)

Please email risingscholars@piercecollege.edu, call (818)712-2686 or visit us at Alder 1016 if you need assistance with the intake form, making a counselor appointment and/or have questions about the program or eligibility.

Program Benefits

Below are some of the services provided to our Rising Scholars students. 

  • FREE career training
  • Job coaching/ job search assistance
  • One-on-one academic counseling
  • Food pantry
  • Community resources
  • Financial assistance (must meet requirements)

Contact Information

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Alder, Room 1016


Adult Education Office
Email: risingscholars@piercecollege.edu
Phone: (818)712-2686