Impact News

PC Student Turns Pain Into Purpose

In high school, Elian Jimenez (whose friends call him Eli) was known for his exceptional soccer skills. But, a devastating ankle injury sidelined Eli during his senior year of high school. Undeterred by his physical setbacks which still plagued him, and more motivated than ever to pursue his education, Eli embarked on a quest for better opportunities.
December 10, 2023

For the Love of Algebra … and Family

Roxanne Carbajal chose her major in fifth grade. “I remember going to school an hour early to learn how to do algebra; it was my favorite part of the day. Ever since then, I’ve loved math,” she says.
November 7, 2023

My Story, by Jasmin Perez

Jasmin Perez was raised in west Phoenix, in a close-knit, mulit-generational home. Financial contraints have been a persistent burden in her family's life. At 15 she started working in the food industry, then retail. When she was ready to go back to school, she chose Phoenix College because of the affordability, supportive environment, and the encouragement of PC faculty and staff. She's completing her degree in Organizational Management and Human Resources, and is on track to graduate in 2024.
November 7, 2023