Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College (SMC) is a leader and innovator in learning and achievement. SMC provides a world-class education emanating from its core values: open dialogue, intellectual inquiry, academic integrity, ethical behavior, democratic processes, global awareness, and sustainability.

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  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Meal Project

    The ability to afford food is a known barrier to low-income college students’ persistence and degree completion. Santa Monica College is stepping up to help solve this Los Angeles-wide problem made worse by the COVID-19 crisis. Ninety percent of SMC’s 31,500 students live outside of Santa Monica boundaries and 54% of SMC students have been identified as food insecure in a highly regarded 2019 research report. SMC Foundation will extend our piloted Meal Project program to provide fresh and nutritious meals free to vulnerable students.

  • LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School

    While Santa Monica College (SMC) contributes to the Los Angeles learning community in many different ways, the College is seeking specific support for the Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School. The Lab School is a collaborative initiative on the part of SMC and the City of Santa Monica that will prepare community college students for careers in early care and education while providing high quality child care services to SMC students and other families in the west Los Angeles area.