Gents Alliance

Established in 2015, the Gents Alliance Program was developed to improve the college access and completion rates of men in the Coachella Valley. The program engages local business, education, and civic partners to develop services and align resources to increase college success rates among men, as outlined in the valley’s Regional Plan for College and Career Success.


Today, Gents Alliance Clubs are active at several local high schools and College of the Desert.


History: It first began with our Male scholarship recipients and ensuring we could provide a proper support network for our young males to persist and complete their post-secondary degrees.  
The success of this initiative reached across the valley and all three school districts requested to create such a program at the high school level. Gents Alliance is currently established at 12 different High schools with the goal of supporting these students during their four years.  
Follow the journey on our Instagram! @gentsallianceofcv
COD Gents: Students who attend College of the Desert (COD) can join the Gents Alliance Program there, which was just established in 2022. They will benefit from the following services:
  • One-on-One Counseling & Advising
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Internship & Employment Opportunities
  • Workshops on Study Skills, Career Exploration, Leadership & Professional Development, Health & Wellness, and Financial Planning


If you are a current College of the Desert student, that identifies as male, and would like to sign up for our program, please use the following link to register for the 24 – 25 Gents Alliance Cohort

Register now!

The Gents Alliance Program has grown from an initiative to a pipeline that provides young men a positive support network for at least six to seven years.


For more information regarding our programs, please contact:

Ricardo Ramirez | | (760) 625-0459

Jose Chicas | | (760) 989-4156

Luis Rojas | | (760) 625-0421

Schedule your One-on-One Session(s)

You may schedule 1 or more One-on-One sessions for any questions, concerns or advising for the Spring 2024 Semester.