MANA's purpose is to help El Camino students of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent succeed in their academic journey while integrating 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.
The MANA program aims to increase the number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) students who complete requirements for an associate degree and/or transfer to a four-year university.
Because MANA is 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 helps students navigate the college experience by providing:
MANA has helped me gain lifelong friends and a new outlook on who I am and what I have to offer as a young Samoan woman going to college. I have a voice, too, and they encourage me to use it. The possibilities are endless because of the genuine support that MANA provides."
MANA provides culturally centered guidance that simplifies the pathway to transferring and/or graduating.
You can participate in a series of culturally centered events such as workshops, leadership seminars, field trips, and trainings.
Counselors are available to assist you in finding a balance in your academic, professional, and personal lives.
Linked Learning Community
Explore the individual, as well as communal Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.
MANA is currently accepting applicants!
If you are interested in being a part of MANA, please complete the MANA online application.
MANA staff will contact you after your application has been processed.