We can make an IMPACT

Want to see your efforts put to work, whether your time, talents, or treasures?  Every little bit makes a difference and we appreciate all you do.  We are passionate about our mission and values and helping students succeed and be prepared for the real world.  Each of these efforts combined makes an impact on our community, so let’s stay positive and see the difference YOU can make!

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We Believe In Early Intervention

LEAP helps students explore their interests and build real-world skills while exposing them to careers in a fun and engaging environment.


Students served since LEAP launched in 2016


Program offerings


SMUSD Teachers engaged in camps


Dollars donated back to schools for VAPA, STEAM, PE

We Encourage Student Success


more likely to graduate

Our Scholars Are Driven

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

Our Scholars Are Starting a Legacy

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


1st gen. college students


continue living
in the region

Our Scholars Are Our Future Workforce

About 80 percent of CSUSM alumni continue living in the region. By comparison, about 60 percent of nearby San Diego State University (SDSU) alumni stay in the region—and the same is true for only about 25 percent of University of California San Diego (UCSD) alumni.

Our Strategic Goals


Career Readiness

Providing real-world experiences that allow students to identify potential career pathways that resonate with their own passions, interests and abilities and identifying the most cost-effective training – apprenticeships, on-the-job-training, community colleges, and four-year programs.

Graduation Readiness

Providing tuition support and experiential opportunities that cultivate soft-skills and assist students in seeing their academic programs thru completion.