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Students Providing Assistance Resources and Knowledge (SPARK)

The primary objective of the SPARK peer-mentoring program is to contribute to the advancement of first-year students by aiding in their academic, emotional, and social adjustments to college.


The SPARK program is designed to help new Glendale Community College (GCC) students to learn to navigate their way the first year of college. During the summer semester new students enrolled in the Summer Bridge program are matched with second or third year students who serve as mentors. Mentors help the new students adjust to their new environment and support them throughout the summer and fall semesters. SPARK peer-mentoring program helps new students be successful in their first year at GCC so that they have a solid foundation to continue their educational goals.

Minimum requirements to become a SPARK mentor:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be open-minded, caring, and compassionate


"The application deadline for the SPARK Peer Mentoring Program is now closed. We appreciate your interest in the program and hope you will consider applying next year if you are still enrolled at GCC. Stay Well."


Nane Kakosian
Multicultural & Community Engagement Center (SM 267)
Ext. 5790 -

Hoover Zariani
Multicultural & Community Engagement Center (SM 267)
  Ext.5789 -

David Crawford
Multicultural & Community Engagement Center (SM 267)
    Ext.5662 -