AS Project Connect (Creating Opportunities for Networking, Navigating, and Easing a College Transition) exists to empower and involve the student body to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low income and historically underrepresented communities. This is an equity and social justice program that strives to impact future generations of SF State students by sharing with them our university life experiences and our campus resources.
Since its founding in Spring 2006, Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center was led by Mario Flores, an SF State Alumni from the class of 2005. During his 12 years of leadership as the founding Director of Project Connects, he served students and expanded Associated Students’ university partnerships. Project Connect is often referred to by students as a “home away from home” and a community where students feel a sense of belonging.