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August 7, 2007 > Chabot College and San Leandro School District Collaborate on New Education Center for Mt. Eden Area

Chabot College and San Leandro School District Collaborate on New Education Center for Mt. Eden Area

Chabot-San Leandro Education Center Opens

Submitted By Susan May and Dr. Rosemary Delia

The Chabot-San Leandro Education Center kicks off its inaugural semester on August 27 with a roster of 15 classes that span the gamut from Humanities and Language Arts, to Math and Business.

Students can also choose from Beginning and Intermediate Sign Language, Real Estate Principles, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) course designed to help students function within an academic environment. Class registration will take place during the first week of classes at the center, located at 1448 Williams Street in San Leandro. Fees are just $20 per unit and students may also register online at

Development of the Center has been underway for the past year through the generosity of an $800,000 grant from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, a major philanthropic institution established 30 years ago to provide financial assistance to various endeavors in the East Bay. The gift was made to the Chabot College Foundation.

"As a native of San Leandro and Chabot College alum, I'm very proud to serve on a Foundation that brings higher education courses to my community," said Foundation Vice-Chair Gordon Galvan.

Approximately $500,000 of the grant went toward the construction of the facility, located next to John Muir School, at a site that is shared with the San Leandro Adult School. The center is open to the public and adult school students are encouraged to take classes, along with high school students in the region who can enroll concurrently.

The Center offers yet another pathway for students seeking entry-level classes to refine basic skills, pursue a college degree, or begin training for a career, says Dr. Rosemary Delia, Director of the Chabot-San Leandro Education Center. For more information, please contact Dr. Delia at (510) 723-6755 or email

Under the management of the San Leandro Unified School District, the Center will serve both adult and traditional student populations. Chabot College will provide management and instruction for its future extension campus with adult training and seminars, summer school programs for children, and in-service training programs for the K-12 faculty of the San Leandro School District. These programs will be designed to improve instruction and increase the number of high school seniors transitioning into institutions of higher education.

Chabot College is a community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs throughout the year. The campus caters to a diverse, vital student population of 15,000 whose goals range from transfer to a four-year college to skills training and personal enrichment. Classes cost $20 per unit for California residents. Students may register online at For registration information call (510) 723-6700. Chabot College is located at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
Susan May (510) 723-7618
Dr. Rosemary Delia (510) 723-6755

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