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Sister 2 Sister


A leadership and mentorship development program providing personal, academic and professional support services for Black and Latina students at Capital Community College (CCC).


Sister2Sister aims to empower Black and Latina students to develop a strong sense of self, create a sisterhood and become lifelong leaders in their community.

Admission Requirements

  • High School graduate or GED
  • Complete and submit CCC applicationS2S Painting Group Photo
  • Complete and submit FAFSA
  • Attend a New Student Registration
  • Enroll in 6 or more college credits at CCC
  • Register for CCS 1001 (S2S section)
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Complete Sister2Sister interview

Program Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Mentor/mentee program compliance
  • Complete at least one community service project in the Hartford area
  • Serve as volunteer at least two Capital campus events
  • Develop a personal relationship with one individual—CCC faculty, staff or community member—outside of your S2S circle who will be able to write a letter of recommendation
  • Create FOCUS 2 account
  • Complete at least one external scholarship application
  • Identify and apply to a minimum of two colleges and/or universities of your choice

Program Benefits

  • Receive on-campus mentor
  • Exposure to 4-year college and HBCU opportunities
  • Access to academic and need-based scholarships
  • Access to 4-year college campus tours, internships and work study
  • Completion of a community service project in the Greater Hartford area


Sister, open your heart, fling your hearts high and set your dream aloft. I am here to hold your hand.

Maya Angelou

Program Outcomes

  • Achieve and maintain academic excellence by maintaining a 2.7 GPA or higher.
  • Build a sense of belonging through sisterhood, goal-setting/completion and career development.
  • Connect students with opportunities for career exploration, growth, development and preparedness.
  • Participate in on-campus programming, community engagement, and service learning.

Mentee ExpectationsS2S Group Photo with CEO Harris and Professor Partridge

  • Be clear about what you want to learn
  • Actively listen and follow-up on tasks
  • Reflect and report on progress
  • Attend group meets/activities on/off campus
  • Maintain 2.7 GPA
  • Participate in community/service-learning projects

    Student Testimonials

    The Sister-2-Sister program helps me to empower women, be strong, be myself, and gives me a voice to advocate for myself. It also gives me the confidence to believe in myself and go at my goals head on.

    Joy Lee, Cohort I, ‘21

    The Sister 2 Sister program was created to build confidence and help us fit in where we do not usually. Through transparency, I was able to free baggage and grow my inner thoughts. I’m happy to be a part of something so special.

    Natasha Newman-Adeleke, Cohort II ‘22

    Need more info or have additional questions?

    Contact the Academic Advising Department

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 860-906-5040
    Office: Suite 316

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