Some things in life are worth taking a bet on. TRIO SSS is one such program.
Over 73% of Oxnard College TRIO SSS students are both first-generation and low-income students paving the way toward a college degree not only for themselves, but for their families as well. Many of our students are the first to navigate a system no one in their family has done before. TRIO specifically serves first-generation and low-income students for that very reason. TRIO programs were initially established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as a means to help propel the economic mobility of our nation. President Lyndon B. Johnson believed in the power of education as a means to combat the suffering caused by living in poverty. As such, TRIO programs aim to provide the motivation and skills necessary for students to be successful in pursuit of a postsecondary degree.
Within the two and a half short years that SSS has been on Oxnard College’s campus, SSS has significantly exceeded its program objectives. For example, the TRIO SSS program’s actual 2021-2022 persistence rate was 94%, exceeding the baseline objective by 29%. Additionally, the program’s 2021-2022 actual good academic standing rate was 94%, exceeding the baseline objective by 19%. The program’s exemplary performance in less than 3 years of being established on Oxnard College’s campus is evidence of the program’s expertise in identifying the factors that contribute to student success.
A donation to SSS would help further enhance the program’s ability to transform lives. Donating to TRIO SSS serves as a symbol of the belief in our community’s future- a bet worth taking.