Learning Communities

Mapping Academic Pathways for Success (MAPS)

The Mapping Academic Pathways for Success (MAPS) program is part of COM’s Guided Pathways initiative, which provides intentional opportunities for exploration and informed choices. Participating students are supported from the start to better understand academic and career options, choose a program of study, and develop a long-term educational plan. Students in the MAPS program must take HUM 101 and COUN 130, which focus on interdisciplinary academic discourse as well as helping students to clarify and stay on their academic path. They also must attend MAPS events, and meet regularly with a counselor who will help navigate the transfer-prep curriculum. Students in the program will also benefit from peer mentors who they will connect with regularly.

Interested students should schedule a meeting with an academic counselor.

For further information, contact maps@marin.edu.



Puente student


The Puente Project, a national award-winning program, for 30 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. The English course will provide reading and writing assignments related to Latino issues and authors. The Counseling course and counselor will help prepare you for transfer. Also, you will be assigned a mentor for additional support and as a great resource for educational success.

For more information, contact:

Puente Counselor: Luz Briceño-Moreno, (415) 485-9666

Puente English Instructor: Blaze Woodlief, (415) 485-9647

Visit Puente Project web site


Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success.

Umoja is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student body, mind and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.

For more information, email us at umoja@marin.edu

Visit COM UMOJA web site