Starting Point Mentorship Program – Mentor a Community College Student!

Hello CalSO,
My name is Rosario Jimenez, I was a CalSO Counselor in summer 2010, and
I am now the Starting Point Mentorship Program Coordinator for spring
2012.

Whether you are a transfer student or simply know a transfer student who
would like to participate, please let them know about this program.

The STARTING POINT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM provides current California
community college students with a UC Berkeley student mentor enrolled in
this course. The program is specifically designed to encourage
under-served students (older returning students, first-generation college
students, students combining school and parenting, students from
low-income backgrounds, veterans, disabled students, and underrepresented
groups) to explore their academic potential and prepare for transfer to UC
Berkeley. Mentors provide students with information, motivation, and
access to resources. Mentors contact their mentees weekly throughout the
semester to discuss goals, services, opportunities, and resources.  To be
mentors students need to have transferred from a California community
college and have attended UC Berkeley for at least one semester.

UC Berkeley students earn units, share knowledge and experience as
transfer students, share study tips and campus resources, experience
diverse cultures and enhance presentation and communication skills.

Below is information on the Starting Point course sections and a flyer is
attached.  The course is offered for 1 or 2 units on a Pass/Not Pass
basis. 1 unit for 45 hours of field work experience and 2 units for 90
hours of field work experience.

Social Welfare 197        Section 4         CCN: 80829

Ethnic Studies 197        Section 12        CCN: 31291

Class meetings are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students only need to
attend class one day a week.  Students can choose to enroll in either
section:

Tuesday          2:00 – 3:00pm                105 Chavez
Wednesday        2:00 – 3:00pm                105 Chavez

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rosario
Jimenez, the Starting Point Coordinator at rosariojimenez@berkeley.edu or
at(510) 642-9896. Thank you.
Best,
Rosario

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