Native American Summer Bridge Program

NASB Overview

The Native American Summer Bridge (NASB) program goal is to engage and academically prepare currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors for college. Students receive college credit, are registered SRJC students, and become familiar with what is involved and required in making the transition to college. Backpacks and school supplies are provided, along with dedicated counseling support, and a university campus tour.

NASB began Summer 2016 and is a Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) funded program. The curriculum is a braiding of Western and Cultural Education, including information on the application process for Native American Scholarships, and University Transfer. NASB centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism principles, practices, and instruction.


  • Braiding Western and Cultural Education
  • Native American Scholarships
  • Native American Colleges and University Transfer
  • Guest Speakers including Counselors, Faculty, and Staff


  • Counseling 270: Introduction to College (.5 Unit)
  • Counseling 60: Effective Study Skills (1 unit)
  • CI 51: Community Engagement (0.5-3.0 units)


  • Backpacks, School Supplies, and Textbooks
  • Dedicated Counseling
  • Technology Supplies and Support
  • Local Transportation (provided upon request)


  1. Complete SRJC Native American Summer Bridge Application: 
  2. Complete Apply CCC SRJC online application:
  3. Complete High School Concurrent Enrollment Request Form:
  4. Complete Santa Rosa Junior College Admission application:


  • Brijida “Brijit” Alemán – Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Student Psychological Services and Disability Resources Testing and Support Services Center 
  • Brenda Flyswithhawks – Tsalági Eastern Cherokee, Psychology Professor, Behavioral Sciences Department
  • Josephine McKay – Dry Creek Pomo and Sierra Miwok, Psychology Professor, Behavioral Sciences Department
  • Jenn Perez – Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico, Child Development 
  • Sandy Sigala – Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Student Life Equity and Engagement 
  • Maleese Warner – Mescalero Apache/Cherokee, Director, Early Childhood Education 
  • Elizabeth Billy -- Dry Creek Pomo, Outreach Coordinator, Native American Summer Bridge


 Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks

Faculty Advisor Coordinator, DUO Native American Celebration              
1689 Emeritus Hall
Santa Rosa Junior College
(707) 527-4613               

Guillermo Garcia

Bertolini, 2nd Floor
Santa Rosa Junior College
(707) 521-7864             

Elizabeth Billy

Outreach Coordinator Native American Summer Bridge
Intercultural Center, Pioneer Hall
Santa Rosa Junior College