Intercultural Resource Center

The Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) is a safe space for Coastline Community College students to learn about themselves and their community through workshops, one on one mentorship sessions, and collaboration with their peers. The IRC collaborates with campus and community partners to develop intentional programming to bring awareness and diversity to students.

The Intercultural Resource Center seeks to create and nurture an environment that encourages diversity through dialogue, exploration, and community engagement.

The IRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program. The IRC is located at the Garden Grove Center (12901 Euclid St, Garden Grove, CA 92840), Room 104.

Office Hours

For the Fall 2017 semester, the IRC hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

IRC Values

Community Engagement

Community Engagement develops socially engaged interactions that are collaborative, self-reflective, and meaningful.

Advocacy

Advocacy is the on-going process of building partnerships so that others will act for and with you, turning passive support into educated action.

Empowerment

Empowerment increases the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.

Diversity

Diversity is the visibility and recognition of the spectrum of different people, experiences, and backgrounds that contributes to a whole through inclusion of an individual's identity and life experiences.

Self-Exploration

Self-Exploration is the ongoing process that includes collecting information about your interests, abilities and skills, values, personality, and career readiness.

Mentorship

Mentorship is a space for each student gets to focus on their personal and academic growth. We understand that our students have multiple roles and responsibilities that go beyond the classroom. Whether it is work, family, or friends, students have a lot to balance! Mentorship is a space where students get to focus on themselves. Each student gets a mentor they work one-on-one with throughout the year. In this space we process and address challenges a student is dealing with, identify long term and short terms goals, and create effective plans that promote academic and personal success. The mentorship component helps students hone their skills and identify resources that will aid their success. Mentorship is a wonderful resource at the IRC that will help you hit the ground running in every aspect of your life!

Leadership

The K.A.S. (Knowledge, Attitude & Skills) Leadership Class is a program that consists of current students who are looking to develop certain knowledge, attitudes and leadership skills to become an empowered student leader. The K.A.S. Leadership class provides students the opportunity to be a leader in the classroom and community through planning, facilitating and coordinating events that address student needs.

Resources

The IRC holds a number of workshops and events throughout the semester to better assist students in achieving their academic goals. Many of the workshops are in collaboration with other resources on campus, including Career Services, the Transfer Center, EOP&S, and Student Life. Representatives from four year universities also host information sessions at our center for those looking to transfer.

AAPIphany - AAPI Youth Leadership Conference

AAPIphany is a youth leadership conference serving high school students in the Orange County area to promote access to higher education and exploration of cultural and ethnic identity. The conference engages students in dialogue about how diversity, identity, and community can have a profound effect on life, goals, and dreams.

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