Mesa Journeys



Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-388-2706
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Project Re-Start

Project ReStart

What is Project RESTART?

We aim to support and empower students impacted by incarceration through higher education.

WHAT are the Project reStart Services?

  • Academic Counseling from counselors with experience working in/with the prison system.
  • Support students in the matriculation & financial aid process.
  • Referrals to on and off-campus resources (including tutoring, food, housing, AA, NA & medical and mental health).
  • Advocacy for students
  • Hub for student-led support systems
  • Career Guidance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Safe and welcoming personalized support
  • Transportation Assistance (based on available funding)

What are project ReStart Requirements?

  • Be enrolled at San Diego Mesa College.
  • Identify as a student who has been affected by incarceration.

How to apply to Project ReStart

  • Project Re-Start applications are available through the EOPS office.
  • Submit applications through the EOPS office.
  • For more information contact: San Diego Mesa College
                                                    EOPS Office, Student Services building
                                                    I4-309, 7250 Mesa College Drive
                                                    San Diego, CA 92111-4998
                                                    Phone: 619-388-2706, contact us


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