Established in 2000, the Cypress College Legacy Program (formerly The Black Studies Learning Community) was the first community college program in Orange County to concentrate on Black Studies. Set in a positive academic environment, students create a close bond with both their peers and their professors as they participate in a variety of events both on and off campus. By offering interesting and rewarding curriculum that focuses on the Black experience, students that complete the program are prepared to transfer and excel in university level work. Legacy Program students not only learn a lot, they also have a lot of fun while doing it!

In 2014, Legacy joined Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity), a statewide community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students.

Contact Information

Eldon Young
Dean of Language Arts
Office:  Humanities 240
 714-484-70000 ext. 47169

Regina Rhymes
Legacy Coordinator
Office: Humanities 222C
714-484-7000 ext. 48595