Take the Lead Summer Program

Las Vias "Take the Lead" is a five-week summer program open to eligible first-time college students.

Students will

  • Complete a one-credit hybrid freshman seminar
  • Engage in leadership exercises that promote self-awareness & good communication skills
  • Be better prepared as a freshman student in the Fall semester
  • See the various facilities and resources available on campus
  • Participate in a career mentor program in Fall 2019
  • Have the opportunity to apply to be a peer mentor or tutor and earn extra money


  • Student must apply to CCC
  • Take Accuplacer exam or submit SAT or PARCC scores College placement for English required (EN 101)
  • Low-income and/or first generation
  • Follow a degree-seeking program at CCC
  • Intend to graduate from CCC in 3 years or less
  • Register full-time (min 12 credits) for Fall 2019
  • Deadline: June 7, 2019, eligible students will be invited for an interview

Students who are accepted into the Summer program agree to the following:

  • Attend all program sessions.
  • Commit to completing all course assignments.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from campus.
  • Participate in various workshops during Fall/Spring semesters, including Mentor program.

Las Vias Summer Program Dates

  • July 9: 9 a.m.–12 noon
  • July 10: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Team Builder Session
  • July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 8: 9 a.m.–12 noon

For more information, please email [email protected]

Click here to apply to Las Vias.

Click here to download the Take the Lead flyer.