Proyecto Exito
Avanza engagement Center

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the District's highest priority has continued to be the health and safety of its employees and students. The Student Services Building has now returned to full operations with the following service hours.

» Monday-Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Please visit Online Student Support Services for information on contacting Student Services departments.


To contact us, call the office line at (619) 388-2757 and leave a voicemail message. We will be checking the office's voicemail regularly, but please be aware that there may still be a small delay in response. You may also email us at and we will respond within 1-2 business days. 

Phone: (619) 388-2757

en español 

Avanza engagement center

¡Bienvenidos!  welcome

The AVANZA Engagement Center (AVANZA) in I4-203 (located on the second floor of the Student Services Building), is an established space aimed in supporting student on-campus engagement. AVANZA is home to the Peer Navigator program, CRUISE participants, and provides the space necessary for mentoring to take place. It promotes Latinx culture and explores Latinx identity and self-awareness. Existing programs such as Puente will use this center, as well as Chicano/Chicana Studies faculty, thus creating a central location for Latinx student support. The center also offers events focused on leadership development, socio-cultural experience, and academic support.

AVANZA also houses a workshop area, which is open to Student Services workshops and events only. For more information, please contact: Alexi Balaguer


Cultural gathering areas, printing, in-house laptops, white boards, markers, and multiple lounge and study space.

  • AVANZA Engagement Center Hours
    • Located in I4-203 on the second floor of the Student Services Building (I-400 Building)
      • Mondays:        8:00am - 6:00pm
      • Tuesdays:       8:00am - 6:00pm
      • Wednesdays:  8:00am - 6:00pm
      • Thursdays:      8:00am - 6:00pm

Contact: Alexi Balauger | (619) 388-2757 |