Equity Ambassadors’ Leadership Program

Rock Creek Campus Bldg. 7, Rm.118 | 971-722-7435 | thrive@pcc.edu

What is the Equity Ambassadors’ Leadership Program?

Equity Ambassadors (EAs) are a group of high achieving PCC students from various cultural backgrounds who are offered an opportunity to improve their leadership skills, develop multicultural programs, and participate on campus committees that advocate for student rights. Through a combination of workshops, retreats, and volunteer opportunities EAs will gain new leadership skills to make a difference on campus and in the community. They will also be challenged to develop a greater understanding of social (in)justice issues and learn strategies to address social inequalities for marginalized students pursuing higher education.

Why become an Equity Ambassador?

The program offers an excellent opportunity to improve your leadership skills, help plan and set up multicultural programs and activities, participate in recruitment and retention activities, and become better connected with the college community. EAs network with college administrators, faculty, students and staff. Besides meeting new people, making long-lasting friendships, and working with a team of highly motivated and responsible students, Equity Ambassadors become trained in issues of social (in)justice and work to address issues that are important to their communities.

Key Positions within the Program

These descriptions are not all-encompassing.

MC Ambassadors

  • Represents MC to larger PCC Community,
    • Attends weekly ASPCC meetings to represent MC and reports updates to MC
    • Serves on Rock Creek Diversity Council &
    • Serves on other college committees (Library, to advocate for underrepresented students at RC
  • Serves as liaison with Rock Creek Staff and faculty
    • Addresses & advocates for the needs of minoritized students &
    • Develops and coordinates social (in)justice and cross-cultural awareness workshops and trainings ,
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Programming Coordinator

  • Coordinates and plans MC-sponsored programming (at least 1 event series per term)
    • Fosters community and advocacy building at Rock Creek
    • Social justice and equity focused programming
    • Collaboration on scholarship & academic success workshops
  • Manages EA Programming budget with Assistant Coordinator,
  • Leads Semana de la Raza & Black History Month committees
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Community Engagement Liaison

  • Designs and coordinates marketing materials and social media for MC Events &Programs,
    • Coordinates class-raps to distribute information about MC programming and initiatives,
    • Maintains informational boards around campus with updated MC information,
  • Recruits volunteers and oversees Volunteer Academy & ESOL Partnership,
  • Leads MLK Day of Service project,
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Political Organizer

  • Leads projects and activities related to organizing student lobby efforts,
    • Helping with Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and CC Day at the Capitol,
    • Developing Know Your Rights, legislative process, and student activism workshops
  • Responsible for collaborating on voter registration/education with ASPCC,
  • Participates in Alternative Spring/Winter Break,
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.