Center for Healthy Communities

B.E.S.T. Program

Building Equitable Student Trajectories

The Building Equitable Student Trajectories (BEST) Program builds more equitable and just outcomes into the fabric of California higher education, colleges, and individual campus programs. The BEST Program offers flexible college success and career readiness opportunities for students who often cannot afford, or have the time, to take part in such a program. The program offers flexible hours and helps participants plan time off to accommodate school deadlines such as projects and tests, and family needs.

Student Interns in the BEST Program

College Success Portfolio

The BEST Program, and population served, is in alignment with Educational Credit Management Corporation’s (ECMC) College Success Portfolio by helping currently enrolled students persist toward graduation by

  1. Offering flexible schedules.
  2. Assisting with applying for CalFresh Benefits.
  3. Helping students plan time off & being paid to participate in programs.
  4. Ensuring students are career-ready & graduating with employer in-demand skills.

Student Success & Service Learning