Mesa Journeys

 

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Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-388-2706
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Karen Geida
CARE/Rising Scholars Counselor Coordinator
Kgeida@sdccd.edu

Ava Gill
Adjunct Counselor
Agill@sdccd.edu

Malik Shabazz
Project Assistant
Mshabazz@sdccd.edu

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ATTENTION:
 
Beginning August 16th, 2021, the Student Services building will reopen and offer limited in-person, online, and phone services. We are here to help.
 
Please note the Student Services building will be open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
During Fall 2021, Rising Scholars will continue to provide full assistance through a remote format. All counseling appointments and workshops will continue to be offered via Zoom.
 
It is recommended students contact us before visiting our office. For a list of services offered in Student Services, please visit the resource page HERE. You'll also find all department's contact information on this page.
 
We are here to help and appreciate your patience as we move forward with a phased-in approach back to campus. 
 
HOW TO CONTACT US: 
 
For assistance, our phone/email hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Phone: 858-255-4311
Please be ready with your Mesa College ID number so we can better assist youIf you leave a message provide a call back number. Please be advised an “unknown caller or blocked” will be returning your call.

Email: MesaRisingScholars@sdccd.edu 
Please do not forget to include your Mesa College ID number in the email, so we can better assist you.
 
To learn more about Rising Scholars at Mesa College, contact us at: 
Karen Geida, Counselor Coordinator, kgeida@sdccd.edu 
Ava Gill, Adjunct Counselor, agill@sdccd.edu
Malik Shabazz, Project Assistant, mshabazz@sdccd.edu 

What is Rising Scholars?

Rising Scholars (formerly Project Restart) is a program committed to support students who have been impacted by incarceration.


WHAT are Rising Scholars Services?

  • Academic/Personal and Career Counseling.
  • Student-centered workshops
  • Referrals to on and off-campus resources. 
  • Advocacy for students
  • School supplies and bookstore cards (based on available funding)
  • Safe and welcoming personalized support

What are rising Scholars Requirements?

  • Be enrolled at San Diego Mesa College.
  • Identify as a student who has been affected by incarceration.

How to apply to Rising Scholars

Please click the button below to apply now

APPLY TO RISING SCHOLARS

 
To learn more about Rising Scholars at Mesa College, contact us at: 
Karen Geida, Counselor Coordinator, kgeida@sdccd.edu 
Ava Gill, Adjunct Counselor, agill@sdccd.edu
Malik Shabazz, Project Assistant, mshabazz@sdccd.edu 

OTHER RESOURCES

  • San Diego Clean Slate Clinic is a volunteer-driven and community-based organization that provides free post-conviction legal assistance to individuals who continue to be affected by the criminal justice system.
  • 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find local resources they need. It is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week hub of information. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Stay tuned!