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RISE Center

About RISE

Responsive to the needs of students
Innovative strategies for success
Synergetic and working together through collaboration
Engaging students, faculty and the community

The RISE Center is committed to being an active participant in the student's educational experience so he or she receives the support and attention necessary to be successful academically. With other academic and student support services, the RISE Center offers a variety of services and activities to support student success such as workshops, academic counseling, a computer lab and referrals to on- or off-campus resources. The RISE Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Center, Room 213. 

RISE Mission Statement

The RISE Center seeks to be a positive resource for El Camino College students, college and community by providing comprehensive, collaborative services necessary for academic success. We seek to promote educational goal attainment, personal growth and responsibility in students while actively engaging their diverse backgrounds.

RISE Vision Statement

The RISE Center is focused on supporting the potential of all students to succeed personally and academically. RISE is committed to being an active partner in the academic experience of students so they may receive needed support and attention for success.

RISE Services

  • New Student Orientation - A two-hour orientation designed to assist students entering the college for the first time. Orientations are offered online and in-person.

  • Academic Counseling - Counselors focus on academic counseling, and help students identify their personal responsibilities.  Counselors also work with students to identify current or potential barriers to success and assist in developing action plans to meet academic or personal goals. 

  • Student Success Workshops - RISE hosts Student Success Workshops to assist students the El Camino College probation policy and learn how to avoid academic or progress probation. Workshops are hosted weekly.

  • Registration Assistance Lab - RISE offers a computer lab that students may use for registration, adding and dropping, checking MyECC and looking up any El Camino College related information.

  • Referrals - RISE offers referrals to community and on-campus resources for students.  Please see the “campus resources” and “community resources” tabs on our Web page.  Contact our office at 310-660-3593 ext. 7800 for additional assistance.

  • One Stop Services -  New students can come to one of our "One Stop" dates to complete an orientation, education plan, and receive registration help – all in the same day! This service is available during spring-break and in the summer.

    Click the link below for dates and sign-up information:

One Stop Services


The Opportunity Project (formerly BSCI)

Student Success Program



Staff Information

Angie Funes, Advisor

Ricardo Gonzalez, Specialist

Martha Perez, Advisor


Rocio Diaz

Dora Miranda

Ruby Padilla

Xiao Wang