Learn more about the START program

The START Program is located on the first floor of the Student Services Center within the EOPS Suite (SSC-127).

START program hours (SUMMER 2018)

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

How to contact us!

Students and foster youth allies are welcome to set up an appointment to meet with the START Program Coordinator or START Financial Aid Coordinator.

Drop-ins/walk-ins are also welcome during the following times:

Mercedes Lezama

START Program Coordinator

Drop-in hours:
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

mlezama@dvc.edu
925-969-2203 

Brandy Lumpkin

START Financial Aid Coordinator

Drop-in hours:
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

blumpkin@dvc.edu
925-969-2124

Valarie Carey

START Counselor

Available for drop-ins or appointments
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hours during the summer vary.

vcarey@dvc.edu
925-969-2218

Fax: 925-691-1817

START Program Email: start@dvc.edu