Equity Ambassadors’ Leadership Program

What is the Equity Ambassadors’ Leadership Program?

Equity Ambassadors (EAs) are a group of high-achieving PCC students from various cultural backgrounds. The program offers an opportunity to improve the EAs’ 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 and 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 to learn strategies that 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 the Multicultural Center (MC) to the larger PCC community.
    • Attends weekly ASPCC meetings to represent the MC, and reports updates to the MC.
    • Serves on the Rock Creek Diversity Council.
    • Serves on other college committees to advocate for underrepresented students at Rock Creek.
  • Serves as liaison with Rock Creek staff and faculty.
    • Addresses and 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.
    • Helps develop social justice and equity-focused programming.
    • Collaborations on scholarship and academic success workshops.
  • Manages EA programming budget with Assistant Coordinator.
  • Leads Semana de la Raza and 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 and 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 the Volunteer Academy and ESOL Partnership.
  • Leads the 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.
    • Helps with Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and PCC Day at the Capitol.
    • Develops know your rights, legislative process, and student activism workshops.
  • Responsible for collaborating on voter registration and education with ASPCC.
  • Participates in alternative spring or winter breaks.
  • Helps other team members with projects as needed.