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Center for African Diaspora Student Success

The UC Davis Center for African Diaspora Student Success was established in the fall of 2015 to provide a space for African Diaspora students to engage with peers in a collaborative and supportive environment. The Center for African Diaspora Student Success (CADSS) is described by students as a “home away from home,” providing a platform to voice opinions, to be heard and to be an advocate for change. CADSS works tirelessly to provide students with the appropriate resources necessary for holistic (academic, cultural, social and professional) success, but they cannot accomplish this alone.

Deborah Thompson-Austin, Melvin Byrd, Darryl & Lois Goss (all UC Davis graduates) have come together to form a committee to raise funds to establish an endowed fund to support the UC Davis Center for African Diaspora Student Success. If we are unable to reach endowment level ($50,000), our donations will provide support for the current needs of our African Diaspora students.

Private support remains crucial to the success of the center. Please consider giving and changing the life of a student today. Your contribution will make a significant difference.


Genesee Dal Porto
Student Affairs Development
[email protected]
(530) 752-3655 (Phone)

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UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

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