Pass The Torch
Pass the Torch has moved! We are now located in the Temporary Village, Room #5912

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Welcome to Pass The Torch. As you go through our Website you will be introduced to Who We Are, review the Program Description, our comprehensive Q&A area, History, Outcomes Data, Teams "Shout Outs", Our Future, and, Dissemination sections. You will learn how Pass The Torch with its unique one on one study team emphasis has proven itself quarter after quarter to be a program that makes a difference in Foothill College students’ academic success.

Pass The Torch respects each student’s individuality. Our students come from a wide variety of economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They work together in teams to strive for the highest possible grade for each individual member. Our primary goals are to see that every student in Pass The Torch has the opportunity of success regardless of his or her past educational experiences. Also we want to see our students move on to higher levels of education using Pass The Torch as a stepping stone. Additionally, Pass The Torch not only helps each student achieve his or her academic goals but it is also a place on campus of pride, respect and yes, even fun.

Once again, welcome to our website. For further information, contact me.

Robert Garcia
Pass The Torch Outreach & Teams Coordinator

Julie Brown

Former Pass the Torch Administrative Assistant Julie Brown has been hired by the Foothill's Adaptive Learning & Disability Services. Julie was a true asset to the Pass the Torch program over the years and we wish her the best at her new position knowing that she will do an outstanding job where ever she goes.
Information &
Resources . . .

Location: Temporary Village
Room #5912
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
8:00 AM until 12:00 noon

Robert Garcia
Phone: (650) 949-7358
Front Desk
(650) 949-7687

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Pass The Torch is sponsored in part by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Congratulations to all our Pass The Torch Graduating & Transferring students who attended last week's "End of the Year Luncheon Celebration & Medallion Ceremony". It is always a great joy to see our Pass The Torch students who have been with us from the beginning of their college experience here at Foothill College moving forward. Students were very excited (as you can see from the photo) to receive their medallions and commented on how they would wear them proudly at the commencement ceremony. We would like to thank all of our Staff, Student Staff and Student Volunteers who helped make this event a success. Congratulations once again to all and best of luck in your future endeavors!

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Current Events

Pass the Torch to Receive MLK Award
The Executive Board of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Association of Santa Clara Valley would like to congratulate the Pass the Torch Program on being chosen to receive the "Movers of Mountain Award" from us for your excellent contributions to our community, and for exemplifying the life, legend, legacy, and mission of the beloved, late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

With kindest regards,
Kathleen Flynn
Vice President of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Association of Santa Clara Valley

Trang Le Mountain View SOAR Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Pass the Torch Leader, Trang Le winner of the SOAR (Student Outreach and Advancement Resource) scholarship from the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Trang received a check for $1,500 at the Annual ATHENA Awards and SOAR Scholarship Luncheon held in Mountain View's Michael's at Shoreline. The $1,500.00 scholarship donations came thanks to the generous donation of the, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, First Tech, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, El Camino Hospital, Hotel Avante, Symantec, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford & Synopsys. Trang has made Pass the Torch proud with her accomplishments and dedicated work as a Math Team Leader and Pass the Torch student staff. We wish her continued success as she continues her education at U.C.L.A. this Fall 2014.
Jean Thomas Portrait of Pass the Torch Founder and Counselor finds new home.
The Portrait of Counselor Dr. Jean Thomas has been installed in Counseling Department lobby.
Can We Spare Some Change
Learn more about Artist Milton Bowens and his exhibition "Can We Spare Some Change" by downloading catalog, in it Dr. Thomas is one of many portrait paintings of persons of historical significance.

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