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Join Our Team of Student Ambassadors!
Lead | Connect | Inspire

Student Ambassador Program

Looking for an opportunity to grow as a leader on campus and give back to your community? Apply today to become a California Community Colleges Student Ambassador to share vital resources with your peers and get paid. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for the upcoming academic year (August 2023 – May 2024).

What’s in it for you?

  • PAID Leadership and Volunteer Opportunity
  • Personal and Professional Development, Social Justice, and Advocacy Training
  • Connect with Like-Minded Students
  • Attend Exclusive Conferences
  • Make a Difference in the Lives of Your Fellow Students

The Foundation for California Community Colleges will train student ambassadors around programs and services that address student’s basic needs and effective outreach strategies. This program aims to spread awareness and reduce stigma around programs and services that college students can use to stay healthy, stretch their budget, and focus on their academic and professional goals.

The CCC Student Ambassador Program is currently accepting applications. To apply, please complete this application. Selected students will be notified in July 2023. All questions can be directed to Eligibility for this program is limited to students who will attend a California Community Colleges for both fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters. 

If accepted into the CCC Student Ambassador Program, students will need to attend one of the following mandatory zoom trainings:

Friday, August 18 from 9am-4:30pm OR Saturday, August 19 from 9am-4:30pm

To apply for this program, please click here.
To review the Position Summary, please click here.
To review the FAQ, please click here. 

Note: Undocumented students are encouraged to apply to this program. However, to be eligible for this program, you will be asked to submit a W-9 form, which asks for personal information such as a social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Accommodations might be possible, including providing supports to get the required documentation. This ITIN Guide will provide additional information on how to obtain an ITIN. If you would like to speak to an immigration attorney to get more detailed information, please visit FindYourAlly


Did you miss the Cooking Demo: Click to watch it

Need Medical Insurance? Need Help Navigating The Healthcare System?

It’s that time of year—open enrollment. And SLO County has a new enrollment counselor to help residents get medical expenses covered.
Meet Bernie Rubio! Bernie helps people navigate the health care system in both English and Spanish. People reach out to Bernie for support and with questions about health insurance and finding affordable medical care.
Bernie helps so many SLO County residents in many different situations: someone is hospitalized unexpectedly and is unable to pay the bill; a family arrives to the U.S. and is unsure how to get health insurance; a Cal Poly student arrives from out of state; a long-time SLO County resident is not yet old enough for Medicare but suddenly needs health insurance…
“Taking care of our health in the early stages is really important. If we do that, then it will save lives,” said Bernie.
Bernie encourages anyone to call him if they have questions, especially because you might discover resources that you didn’t know were an option for you. Bernie speaks English and Spanish.

Bernie Rubio, Covered California Certified Enrollment Counselor
2180 Johnson Ave, SLO

¿Necesitas un Seguro Médico? ¿Necesita ayuda para navegar el sistema de salud?

Estamos en el momento de la inscripción abierta. Y el condado de SLO tiene un nuevo consejero de inscripción para ayudar a los residentes a cubrir sus gastos médicos.
¡Conoce a Bernie Rubio! Bernie ayuda a las personas a navegar el sistema de atención médica tanto en inglés como en español. Las personas se comunican con Bernie con preguntas sobre seguro médico y en busca de atención médica razonable.
Bernie ayuda a tantos residentes del condado de SLO en muchas situaciones diferentes: alguien es hospitalizado inesperadamente y no puede pagar la factura; una familia llega a los Estados Unidos y no sabe cómo obtener un seguro médico; un estudiante de Cal Poly llega de otro estado; un residente del condado de SLO desde hace mucho tiempo aún no tiene la edad suficiente para Medicare, pero de repente necesita un seguro de salud...
“Es muy importante cuidar nuestra salud en las primeras etapas. Si hacemos eso, salvaremos vidas”, dijo Bernie.
Bernie alienta a todos a que lo llamen si tienen preguntas, especialmente porque es posible que descubra recursos que no sabía que eran una opción para usted. Bernie habla inglés y español.

Bernie Rubio, Consejero de inscripción certificado de Covered California
2180 Johnson Ave., SLO

Think hopeful wellness program free and confidential for Cuesta students

Think Hopeful Wellness Program- Free and Confidential

Cuesta College Health Center is partnering with Think Hopeful, Inc. to provide a one of a kind wellness and mental health program. Here is your chance in getting access to personalized wellness. The Program offers students with science backed mental wellness material, anonymous connection with college students to interact, 1:1 dedicated coaching, Wellness Groups - and services are available during after-hours and weekends too!

Topics: stress, anxiety, relationships, nutrition, finances, general wellness.

There are no deadlines for registration since this will be an ongoing service. Students can register any time by emailing: We will also have multiple information sessions in case students have any questions.

Think Hopeful’s Wellness Program FAQs 

Form more information please email or

Concerned about a student?

Here a faculty & staff support lines

WHAT IS IT? Are you concerned about a student? Notice behavioral or mood changes and unsure how you can support? You can have a direct consultation with a licensed mental health professional to support the student in a non-crisis situation

WHEN? Any day – you can expect a response within the same business day

HOW? Email Admin@ThinkHopeful.Com  

WHAT’S THE PROCESS? No forms and no wait times. An email will allow you to confidentially consult with a licensed mental health professional (in a non-crisis situation). For crisis, please follow directions available here or contact the Student Health Center at or 805 5463171



Meet with a peer educator to learn about nutrition, discuss your personalized diet analysis, and set positive lifestyle and nutritional goals such as nutrition for athletics, fitness, weight changes, or just to get a few ideas for SMART changes.
Schedule your FREE appointment today: | (805) 5463171 | 

Setting goals can be a great way to challenge yourself to make healthy lifestyle changes. Set yourself up for success by making your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely.

MindWise screening offers a comprehensive approach to mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention

The college years are an exciting time of personal growth, but they can also bring academic, social, and financial pressures, which can worsen underlying mental health and substance use issues. By taking a brief MindWise Screening, students can learn if they have a behavioral health issue and learn signs and symptoms. Immediately following the brief questionnaire, they will see the results, recommendations, and key resources. Please, click here to learn more about this amazing tool and general ways to engage students.

Click here to take a screening.

Questions? Contact us for more information.

Visit The Center website if you need information about STI testing, Birth Control, Plan B, Condoms and more. Patients must call ahead to be triaged and directed regarding the process.  SLO (805) 544-2478// AG (805) 489-4026

Public Health Clinic in Paso Robles is still open to see patients for essential services.  They're open Monday- Friday 8-5 pm. You can call their phone line at (805) 237-3050.

 Past Events:
Taking Control of Your Health: Women's Experience in Healthcare|Awareness Gallery|Insurance Representative
Nutritious November|Relaxation Room|Sleep Is Your Super Power|Week of Love|Winter Wellness Wonderland
Flu Clinic|Manifest|Know Your Status|Chill Out|Valentine's Celebration|The loneliness epidemic|Well-Bar
Eat the rainbow|3Tea Well-Bar|Photography contest 2019|Journey of hope 2020|Behavioral Interventions & support
Photography gallery|Rumba Class|SURVIVING 2020. Wellness During a Prolonged Pandemic |Photography contest 2020 | Valentine's month giveaway | Loneliness Epidemic 2021 |  Happy Hour with Dr. Ashley Hart | Out of the darkness virtual campus walk| Journey of Hope 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month 2021| Suicide Prevention Forum 2021 |