Who We Are

The Educational Partnership Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz increases access to higher education for underrepresented students across the Monterey Bay, Pajaro Valley, and Silicon Valley. The EPC helps students in our region reach and succeed in college.

Our Vision

Every student will be prepared to access and succeed in college.

Our Mission

We build educational equity and create opportunities for underrepresented students in the communities we serve by forging partnerships and empowering students with knowledge, tools and support systems to access and succeed in college.

Get Involved. Change Lives.

Become an EPC supporter

When you make a financial gift to the Educational Partnership Center, you are creating pathways and transforming lives. We are committed to building future opportunities for all students.

Students who receive support from the Educational Partnership Center benefit from mentoring, counseling, academic assistance, and most importantly, support in their belief that they can achieve and succeed in college and beyond.  

EPC programs are changing our communities and our world, one student at a time.

Join our prestigious roster of donors by supporting the Educational Partnership Center and making an investment in education for the Monterey Bay, Pajaro Valley, and Silicon Valley/San Jose regions. We appreciate gifts of cash, donations of stocks and securities, and in-kind donations. 

For more information on how you or your organization can get involved, please contact:

Maria Rocha-Ruiz
Executive Director