The EPC holds the health & well being of all our staff, program participants and their families, and our partners as our highest priority. 

We are following UC Santa Cruz campus protocol in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).  

For questions about specific programs, please contact the appropriate EPC program manager or director.

Thank you and be well.


Welcome to the Educational Partnership Center! 

We are the first point of contact for K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, businesses, and community-based organizations interested in creating educational partnerships with UC Santa Cruz. Together, we build college-bound communities that improve student learning and increase college-going rates among traditionally non-college-going students and families.


Executive Director of EPC wins Winston Doby Impact Award

Maria Rocha-Ruiz, executive director of the UC Santa Cruz Educational Partnership Center, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Winston Doby Impact Award.

The award is given to two exceptional UC professionals who are chosen by colleagues in recognition of their individual commitment to improving educational opportunities for California students.

For more information, please click here.

EPC raised $1,000 on Giving Day.

See the Giving Day Video in English and/or Spanish:

In English

In Spanish: