Expanding Student Potential
At De Anza College, we provide students with opportunities to enhance their potential for purposeful and productive lives. We view our students as agents of change, responsible for building a world in which all people are able to realize their dreams.
Check out these programs and resources for civic engagement!
Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA)
Named for the late California state Sen. John Vasconcellos, the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action works to empower students as agents of change in their communities and beyond, to
foster education that meets the needs of the communities we serve, and to help develop
pathways to meaningful participation in local, state and federal decision-making processes.
- Certificate in Leadership
- LEAD (Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza)
- California Campus Camp
- Public Policy School
- Community Service Learning
- HEFAS (Higher Education for AB540 Students)
De Anza CivicsWatch
It's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives. CivicsWatch is a set of online tools for building that understanding.
De Anza Votes!
De Anza encourages all who are eligible to participate in local, state and national elections. Visit the De Anza Votes webpage to find everything you need to know about voting – and more!