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TRIO Student Support Services

Frank Casillas

Director
 

Mission Statement

Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO program at Malcolm X College and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the program is to increase college retention and graduation rates and ensure good academic standing through encouragement and support. Participants of the SSS-TRIO program are academically at-risk, low-income, first-generation college students, and/or students with disabilities.


The Student Support Services program works hand-in-hand with the Academic Support Center to help students successfully complete their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the rate of student retention, graduation and transfer to four-year institutions for its participants.

Our services include academic advising, individual and group tutoring, peer mentoring, classroom success workshops, assistance in obtaining information and applying for admission to four-year programs, career counseling, cultural activities, FAFSA and college scholarship assistance as well as workshops designed to improve financial and economic literacy. All of these services are provided free of charge to help support students in meeting their educational goals.

In order to join the program, students must be:

  • A first-generation college student and/or low-income student as determined by Department of Education guidelines and/or have a documented disability evidencing academic need.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in credit courses at Malcolm X College.
  • A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Each student who participates in SSS at Malcolm X College must:

  • Attend a TRiO SSS orientation session
  • Participate in tutoring sessions and/or workshops
  • Update a TRiO SSS advisor about current progress
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Name        

Position        

Email        

Telephone        

Office        

Frank Casillas    

Director        

fcasillas@ccc.edu        

312-850-7208        

1405-D        

John Taylor        

Academic Support Specialist        

jtaylor12@ccc.edu

312-850-7851       

1405-006        

Oscar Hoyos    

Case Worker        

ohoyos@ccc.edu        

312-850-4597        

1405-005        

Arthur Strobeck    

Tutor        

astrobeck@ccc.edu       

         

         

Sa Woon Kim    

Tutor        

Skim167@ccc.edu        

         

         



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Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 850-7495
Fax: 
 
1900 West Jackson Blvd
Room 1405
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

Monday - Wednesday 
8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

Thursday
8:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M.

Friday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.

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