Enlace, which began in 1983, is an academic program supported by counseling, tutoring, community mentoring, and student organizations. Enlace serves underrepresented Chicanx/Latinx students of San José and nearby communities.

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Enlace Virtual Drop-Ins

Need a class schedule? Have a quick question about Enlace and/or EVC? Come talk to our Enlace counselor on the following days:    

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Enlace Mission

The mission of the Enlace Program is to help Chicanx/Latinx students successfully complete the academic core (English, Math, and Science) and to guide Chicanx/Latinx students effectively through transfer and occupational courses in a timely manner​.

Enlace Mentor Guide



To participate in the program, students must make an appointment with the Enlace Counselor to determine if they are eligible based on an academic assessment (ie. placement scores).


​Historical Timeline​

1983: Enlace begins as Puente
​1987: Officially named Enlace
1988: Enlace Chair and Math positions established
1989: Noel Levitz Retention Excellence Award
1990-1991: HCC Outstanding Volunteer Organization of the Year
1991-1992: Program Expansion
​1992: In Memory of Dr. Mauro Chavez
1994: Glen W. Hottman and California Community College Board of Governors Award
1998: Student Success Award
1999: Outstanding Public Program
2000: Title V Grant Awarded, Enlace Honors Society Established
2003: 20th Year Anniversary
2005: Title V HSI Cooperative Grant Awarded
2007:  Excelencia in Education Award
2010: Title V HSI Cambios Grant Awarded
2013: 30th Year Anniversary
2014: Commendation from Mayor Chuck Reed
2014: Enlace Accelerated Math Component Established
2016: La Raza Roundtable Educational Excellence Award and Castellano Family Foundation grant awarded
2017: League of Innovations in the Community College Award
2019: Castellano Family Foundation grant awarded
2020: Excelencia in Education Award and Castellano Family Foundation grant awarded 


Mayra Garcia

Program Coordinator
Office: Acacia Bldg.(AE-142)
Phone:(408)274-7900 ext.6598
Text: (408)780-9703 (9am-12pm only)
Email: mayra.garcia@evc.edu

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 8:30am-3:30pm

Remote Office Hours:
Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-3pm

I can assist with:

  • EVC/Enlace Registration
  • Financial Aid questions
  • EVC/Enlace Resources
  • Don't know who to ask? I am here to help


Dr. Mirella Burton

Email: mirella.burton@evc.edu

I can assist with:

  • Class Schedule
  • Educational Plan
  • Transfer Planning
  • Graduation Petitions

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