Join A Learning Community

Learning communities are one good way to connect with a network of supportive classmates, teachers and advisers. De Anza has a number of learning communities, each based on a common interest or area of focus.

Choose the one that’s best for you!


First Year Experience

Share your experiences with fellow students who are entering college for the first time or who may be the first in their families to come to college. In FYE, you’ll learn many different subjects that have real-life importance as you engage in your communities, and gain valuable insights about all the ins-and-outs of how to get through college. For more information, visit the FYE page.


Honors Program

Honors Program logoChallenge yourself by working on projects and papers that are more rigorous, creative, interdisciplinary or analytical. Meet a diverse group of fellow honors students who share your commitment to learning and education in a community of scholars. To learn more, visit the Honors Program page.


Humanities Mellon Scholars

Join with a group of other Humanities Mellon Scholars as you take classes together, earn a certificate in Humanities and get ready for transfer in two years. The program offers paid internships, financial help, workshops, social events and guaranteed admission for up to 20 students to the University of San Francisco. Want to know more? Visit the Humanities Mellon Scholars page.


Impact AAPI

flowerLearn more about your Asian Pacific Islander heritage and how it helps shape who you are. Participate in cultural events and activities to support your academic achievement in your educational, personal and career goals. For more information, visit the Impact AAPI page.


LEAD (Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza)

Develop your leadership skills by engaging in course-related service learning projects while reading and writing about Latina/o culture, history, literature and social issues. Through Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza, you can make a real difference in your community and join a powerful network of young leaders. To learn more, visit the LEAD page.


LinC (Learning in Communities)

LinC logoCultivate your teamwork skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. You will learn more – with less stress  by working with the same community of students in linked classes, helping each other succeed and making friends along the way. See how classes are related through common themes, materials and assignments. For more information visit the LinC page.


Math Performance Success

Discover effective ways to improve your achievement in math through innovative and collaborative approaches. If you have had a tough time with math in the past, MPS can help. Want to know more? To learn more, visit the Math Performance Success page.


Men of Color Community (MC2)

MC2 logoBuild lasting connections with your fellow students. Get support through academic counseling, peer mentoring and career advising. Learn the skills you need to succeed in college and beyond. For more information, visit the Men of Color Community page.


Puente Project

Connect with fellow students as you focus on Mexican American and Latina/o authors and community issues. Build bridges to help you succeed in college as you become leaders and mentors in your communities. To learn more, visit the Puente page.


REACH (Reading, English, Athletics, Counseling & Humanities)

Team up with other student-athletes in a supportive network of coaches, instructors and counselors. Follow a linked curriculum of reading, writing and humanities classes and build a foundation for success on and off the field. For more information, visit the REACH page.


Umoja Program

Umoja logoUnite with other African ancestry students to enhance your cultural and educational experiences. Umoja seeks to educate the whole student – body, mind and spirit -- through the construction of knowledge and critical thought. To learn more, visit the Umoja page.


VIDA (Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action)

VIDA LogoEngage in experience-based learning in the classroom, in workplace environments and in various communities by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Become a leader in your community and possibly earn a leadership certificate along the way. Visit the VIDA home page.

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