Get Involved

Share your knowledge, advice, or spare time with the Alumni Association. You'll connect with fellow alumni, experience campus life, and strengthen your leadership and networking skills.

We want you to be a part of our community. Complete this short form to tell us what role you could play.

Have additional questions or ideas for other opportunities? Email alumni@cca.edu.

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Connectors

Connectors are alumni who always wants to know what’s going on. They follow all of our social media channels and post, like, or share something at least once a week; they receive news from the Alumni Association via mail and email; and they attend at least one event a year.

 
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Chimera Champions

These alumni are full of Chimera spirit. They support at least one student-centered event a year and thrive by supporting our students. Opportunities include tabling at Chimerapalooza (CCA’s fall student event), representing the Alumni Association at the Holiday and Spring Fair, helping to serve a holiday meal, or celebrating the graduating class at commencement.

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Ambassadors

Are you constantly talking about the value of a CCA education? Do you want to support others in discovering their potential by attending CCA? Our ambassadors are a select group of alumni who work within their local county to recruit and support prospective students who are interested in pursuing an arts education at CCA.

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Mentors

Our Mentor Program is a great opportunity to connect one on one with a current CCA student and show what’s possible after graduation. Open to all disciplines and majors, this program is identity-based and encourages students to select an alum who they most want to learn from.

The program runs for six months at a time and involves meeting with the assigned student at least three times. View our 2016/17 Mentor Program.

 

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Speakers

Public speaking is a foundational skill that we are happy to encourage and support. Share your CCA story in an articulate and engaging way to audiences of current students, prospective students, parents, and more.

We are currently looking for speakers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

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Alumni Leaders

Are you ready to activate your network of alumni? Are you eager to meet others? Are you a connector who is ready for the next step? We are looking for outstanding alumni leaders who are interested and ready to launch their own event, exhibition, critique group, etc., with the support of the Alumni Association.

This is open to alumni everywhere who are interested in stepping into a leadership role in their local community.

Other Ways to Support CCA

1907 Club

CCA's 1907 Club, named for the year the college was founded, is a new group for alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years. The club was created to engage recent alumni in giving back and staying connected to CCA

Support from members helps the college maintain academic excellence, offer financial aid, attract exceptional faculty, and provide first-rate studios, tools, and equipment. 

Join the Club!

Give Financial Support

Your support makes it possible for students, regardless of financial means, to follow in your footsteps here at CCA. You enable them to pursue their passions and hone their talents so they can transform communities and industries across the world.

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Engage with Us

Join the CCA Etsy team!
Each month we feature a CCA team's alumni shop.

Get support on Kickstarter.
We feature alumni projects on our Kickstarter page and help promote them.
Email alumni@cca.edu.

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