MANA Program
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Malo e lelei ~ Talofa ~ Hafa Adai ~ Bula!

El Camino College’s MANA program aims to increase the number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) students who complete requirements for an associate's degree and/or transfer to a four-year university. With MANA being an NHPI term that embodies spiritual power, the MANA program is intentionally designed to empower NHPI students by strengthening quality educational and support services to promote and foster student learning, sense of belonging, success, and self-advocacy. 

MANA’s purpose is to not only assist students with their academic journey, but also integrate their cultural identity into the process. At the core of MANA are the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander values of respect, integrity, commitment and compassion. These are the values that have set the foundation for MANA's sense of community on El Camino College's campus. 

What does MANA do?

MANA provides culturally centered guidance that simplifies the pathway to transfering and/or graduating. MANA helps students navigate the college experience by providing counseling appointments, English and Math tutoring, school supplies, and computer access with printing.

Two MANA students attending the ECC Student Leadership Institute MANA students studying for an exam in front of their laptops. MANA student talking to an elderly pacific islander woman.

Professional Development

Students have the opportunity to participate in a series of culturally centered events such as workshops, leadership seminars, field trips, and trainings.

Counseling & Tutoring

Counselors and tutors are available to assist MANA students find a balance between their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Linked Learning Community

Explore the individual, as well as, communal Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.


Join MANA!

MANA is currently accepting applicants for Spring 2020! If you are interested in being a part of MANA, please complete a MANA online application. MANA staff will contact you after your application has been processed. 

 Two MANA members holding a baby while smiling