The mission of METAS is to serve and empower first-generation, immigrant, students of color, and students from marginalized communities through an education that is rigorous, supportive, and just. We, the METAS staff, believe that each one of our students is agents of social change who, with the right support, will thrive as leaders, academics, research scholars and global citizens.

To achieve our mission, Metas coordinates innovative instructional and support services available to all student on campus. This is made possible through collaboration with programs and departments across the SJCC campus and across institutions of higher education and public high schools. Together, we aim to increase retention, successful course completion, and persistence towards completion of a certificate, associate degrees, or university transfer requirements while disrupting the barriers that attempt to diminish our students’ educational and career aspiration.

We encourage you to visit the Metas Center in the Multi-Disciplinary Building. Here, students have a welcoming and friendly learning environment. Our services include:

The SJCC Metas Program was established through a U.S. Department of Education Title V grant and is open to all San Jose City College students. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program (referred to as Title V: HSI) assists eligible Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students.


Financial Peer Coach InternshipPeer Coaches

The Metas Center at San Jose City College,  in partnership with SparkPoint San José, provides free and confidential financial information and resources to SJCC students through the Financial Peer Coaching program. Financial Peer Coaches offer unbiased and knowledgeable financial education to other SJCC students, while also gaining valuable experience for their future. Training for new coaches was during the summer of 2019.  

The Financial Peer Coach Internship is now closed. 


See the coming events here.


The application for Spring 2020 is now closed!

The application for Fall 2020 will be available in May. 


For questions or comments, please review the FAQs and then contact the Program Coordinator.

Metas is on the Lookout for Peer leaders

Metas Program of San Jose City College


Metas Cen​ter
​Multi-Disciplinary Building
Room M-104​
​(408) 288-3125​​​

8:00AM to 3:00PM

Contact Our Team: 
​ Claudia Amador
Program​​(408) 288-3161

 Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez
​  Interim Director, Metas     Program  ​(408) 288-3762

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