Extend your roots, amplify your voice, and explore ways to make change.

Creando Raíces is an exciting learning community at Cal Poly Humboldt dedicated to exploring community organizing, education, and Ethnic Studies. Students will get the chance to participate in activities that highlight all the various issues related to Ethnic Studies and connect with local community organizations dedicated to social justice. 

Why be a part of Creando Raíces?

  1. Instant connections. Be part of a cohort of first-year students who are exploring how their values, academic preparation, and communities connect. 

  2. All Around Support. This includes other students who are learning the same concepts, a team of professors who are actively committed to social justice movements, dedicated writing tutors, peer mentors, and bilingual staff. 

  3. Community Immersion. Participate in an immersive experience for a day and a half before classes begin. You will meet your Creando Raíces community,  learn more about your cohort classes and explore the local area. 

  4. “Creando Raíces 101”. Take a class that engages you with campus resources, develops your confidence to become a community builder, and explores your goals as a future professional.   

  5. Social Justice Engagement.  Explore how your values can change the world through hands-on, volunteer experiences in the local community.

  6. Peer Writing Support. Get connected with specially trained writing consultants, who are part of your Creando Raíces network, to help you be successful in your writing and reading assignments. 


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