The consensus opinion on successful community college retention states that approaches that involve "high touch" are more likely to be successful. The C.A.R.E. program strives to be as "high touch" as possible in serving students. No matter the barriers keeping students from success, the C.A.R.E. program wants to help by providing the most personalized and effective service possible.
The C.A.R.E. program provides proactive, innovative, and high touch outreach to keep students attending Honolulu Community College. When students are admitted to Honolulu CC and have yet to register, we call them to offer information about how Honolulu CC can best meet their needs. For students who are registered and are struggling academically, the C.A.R.E. program strives to aid them in keeping their eyes on the prize: achieving their educational and career goals.