Why Join The Men of Color Action Network (MOCAN)

As a MOCAN participant you will receive:

  • A dedicated MOCAN Counselor and Student Success Coach to guide and mentor you throughout your entire time at Pasadena City College
  • Personalized financial assistance with tuition, textbooks, transportation, and technology based on your individual needs
  • Personalized holistic support, including: Social Work Services; Mental Health Services and Personal Counseling; and Food and Housing Support and Referrals
  • Priority registration to ensure that you are able to enroll in the classes you need in order to complete your educational goals in a timely manner
  • Career development counseling and workshops to assist you in identifying the best possible career for you and the steps required to achieve your career goals
  • A strong sense of community with other male students, faculty, and staff of Color
  • Opportunities to engage in special events and activities tailored to the needs of Men of Color

PCC Men of Color Action Network

Join The Men of Color Action Network

In order to qualify you should meet the following criteria:

  • I Identify as a Man of Color
  • I demonstrate a significant financial need through either the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  • I am a first time college student
    • Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for students who have completed no more than 20 units of college coursework with a 2.00 minimum GPA
  • I want to enroll at Pasadena City College full-time (12 units or more).

In order to be a MOCAN Promise Scholar I agree to:

  • Enroll at Pasadena City College full-time in Fall and Spring (12 units or more)
    Complete a Financial Aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application) every year
  • Attend our 3-day Summer Bridge program called “JAM” in Summer
  • Enroll in First Year Student Success Class called “College 1” in Fall
  • Meet with my MOCAN Promise Scholars Counselor two times per semester (once per month)
  • Meet with my MOCAN Promise Scholars Student Success Coach once per semester
  • Meet with a Career Specialist (Career Counselor or Career Advisor) once per semester
  • Attend at least two MOCAN Promise Scholars program-approved events or workshops per semester
  • Earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA
  1. Complete the MOCAN Promise Scholars Application
  2. Apply to PCC and Complete the Steps to Enroll as a First Time College Student