Success honors parents, opportunities

For Sacramento City College students, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services office has one main focus: counseling. Each student has a specific counselor assigned to him or her. The three counselors in the EOPS office — Adam Freas, Sandy Ruedas, and Ken Times — are part of a team led by Irma Rodriguez. They counsel […]

Dream job brings chance to help

During her time in college, Irma Sandoval Rodriguez was like many students: she used the programs she found available. Financial aid and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services helped her advance through college. Rodriguez’s father, whose formal education stopped at the third grade,  didn’t understand how financial aid worked. He worried that someday, someone would come […]

Helping students, paying forward

Irma Sandoval Rodriguez sits tucked away in a back office of Sacramento City College’s Rodda Hall North, surrounded by papers, books, two computers and Mexican art and artifacts on her desk and walls. Rodriguez, faculty coordinator for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services and the Cooperative Agency Resources for Education, seems blissfully at home in […]

Schools bells ring hip-hop

Kevin Times, left, and Adam Freur. Photo by Christopher Williams.

At Sacramento City College, there is a budding movement to combine hip-hop and education. At the forefront are a professor and a counselor from the Extended Opportunity Programs Services, Kenneth Times and Adam Freas, affectionately known as KT and Freas. They teach a college success class at City College with a hip-hop emphasis. They are […]