Goal 5 - Grossmont College will be a visible, engaged and responsive leader within the wider community.

  • Sponsored the 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Career Expo which drew 115 exhibitors and more than 3500 participants seeking job placement, career options, and internships.
  • Hosted three Speech/Debate Tournaments on campus which brought elementary, high school, and college students to the Grossmont campus.
  • Provided a High School Dance Day to 250 high school students through classes and performances offered by the Dance Department.
  • Organized and implemented an Adult Reentry Program Workshop series, with doubled attendance; improved and updated the Adult Reentry Program website.
  • Promoted outreach to several San Diego based community organizations, including: San Diego Blood Bank; San Diego Chargers Charities; Broadcast of local High School sports on KGFN.
  • Expanded AOJ outreach and articulation activities with K-12 school districts and postsecondary education institutions, partnerships with area high schools (Granite Hills and El Capitan).
  • Extended History Department and Grossmont’s connections with the community through placement of CSL students at a local middle school, two museums, a cultural center, and non-profit service providers.
  • Continued to expand and develop Political Economy Week, which now includes numerous offerings from Political Science faculty.
  • Presented the 16th Annual Grossmont College Pow-Wow, with approximately 1200 participants and raised $3200 for the Grossmont College American Indian Scholarship Fund.
  • Mounted seven public exhibitions in the Hyde Gallery, and conducted the Annual High School Art Outreach Program.
  • Conducted our second Annual Native Speakers Series with different speakers addressing topics and issues relevant to Indian community.
  • Implemented the second year of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) in collaboration with the Cajon Valley Middle School, El Cajon Valley High School, East County Boys & Girls Club, and Cox Communications.
  • Conducted a parent training workshop series through the Parent Institute for Quality Education to nearly 100 families at the Cajon Valley Middle School as part of the GEAR UP Program.
  • Initiated series of Spanish-language interviews featuring Grossmont College personnel on Univision KBNT-TV.
  • Prepared multiple entries for state, regional and national competitions to showcase work of Grossmont College faculty and staff, producing 13 winning entries.
  • Coordinated distribution of Grossmont College class schedules and other promotional materials to East County high schools, community centers, and libraries.
  • Developed and placed print ads in local print media, high school yearbooks and student newspapers.
  • Placed 800 students in jobs through the Career and Student Job Placement Center in companies such as Sea World, SportService, Ralph’s, and UPS.
  • Customized career development and job search training for disabled and local high school students (85); Middle College High School students (32); Padre Dam employees (25); and the San Diego Urban League Career Fair (7,000).