Student Club

College of the Desert (COD) Future Educators Club

The Mission and Purpose of the COD Future Educators Club is to enhance communication, participation and the opportunity to leverage resources among students, alumni, and faculty.  Additionally, COD Future Educators Club strives to build leaders within in, by collaborating with internal and external agencies that would provide opportunities to volunteer, mentor, and advocate while enhancing the lives of young children and their families living in the Coachella Valley. 

Thank you to all of our officers whose leadership, advocacy, community service, and mentorship has paved a foundational work for future generations to come:

Club Officers 


Edna Barragan, Club President ( 

Yvonne Lopez, Vice-President 

Jasmin Garcia, Secretary

Paulina Sanchez, Treasurer

Karina Rodriguez, ICC Representative

ICC Alternative: vacant

Maria Avalos, Adviser   Email address

Phone Number 760-674-7817

All current and prospect members are encouraged to attend to our monthly Video Conferencing Zoom meetings.  All meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise advised.

Meetings Schedule for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Any students or alumni interested in joining the club, please complete the form of interest below 

Then, you will receive an invitation via email to join the COD Future Educators Club Canvas course. 

For general inquiries about the club, please send us an email at 


Club Officers and members have been actively engaged in campus and community activities.  As a member, you would be able to continue strengthening this participation by volunteering in some of the following events and/or activities:

  • Club Rush Events at COD
    International Week at COD
    Family Night /Noche Familiar at COD
    Collaboration with the McCarthy Family Child Development & Training Center Activities
    In-Class presentations at COD and local High Schools
    Field Trips to California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) Campus
    Annual Stan and Carolyn Little Conference 
    Annual Day of the Young event 
    Annual Legislative Breakfast event
    FIND FOOD Bank Distribution (monthly events)
    Support RCOE Migrant Program activities 
    Support local school districts with activities and volunteering work. 
    Support Private Family Child Care Providers 
    Partner with community colleges’ activities
    Support and participate in the annual Job Fair and CDE Graduation/Certificate Award Pre-Party
    Engage in local community agencies’ activities/projects. 

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” J.M.

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