Our Mission

The San Marcos Promise builds dreams, pathways and prosperity, guiding and supporting students on their journeys to college and into the workforce.

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“The San Marcos Promise taught me that the adult world is more than being able to send an email and have a good handshake. It is about having your elevator pitch ready, understanding the importance of networking and gaining relevant work experience outside your major. 

As a first-generation college graduate, navigating college and the professional world was a challenge I wasn’t sure I could take. The San Marcos Promise gave me the tools and support to feel confident when I stepped into my new role in the professional world.”

“The San Marcos Promise taught me that the adult world is more than being able to send an email and have a good handshake. It is about having your elevator pitch ready, understanding the importance of networking and gaining relevant work experience outside your major. 

As a first-generation college graduate, navigating college and the professional world was a challenge I wasn’t sure I could take. The San Marcos Promise gave me the tools and support to feel confident when I stepped into my new role in the professional world.”

Ari Arango, TSMP Alumni Ambassador, MHHS Class of 2016

We Can Make An Impact

Future Centers are designed to increase the number of students continuing their education after high school by assisting them in discovering opportunities in careers and connecting them with resources necessary to pursue post high school education.

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We Mean Business

The One Business, One Promise program allows you to pledge an annual donation to help provide programs, resources & create opportunities for students that foster career awareness, exploration, & development. You can help ensure our students are both college & career ready for the 21st century workforce.

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Gain Experience

The Promise Ambassador Program is open exclusively to current Promise Scholars who are receiving tuition assistance from The San Marcos Promise.

The San Marcos Promise Ambassador Program is a semester long experience where you will be learning alongside The San Marcos Promise staff and current Promise Ambassadors to gain experience in an array of areas within or organization. As well, you will play an important role in the growth of vital support programs that enhance our ability to engage, cultivate, and transition students into the “real world.”

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Your Donation Makes an Impact

31% of our PACE Scholars are first-generation college students, setting new expectations for future generations

PACE Scholars are 11% more likely to graduate CSUSM within 4 years when compared to the average student.

About 80% of CSUSM alumni continue living in the region.