Project Proa

Project PROA (Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement)

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

What is Project PROA?

Project PROA’s goal is to increase the number of Chamorro and Carolinian students that graduate high school and enroll in and successfully complete college. This program is a five year grant (2015-2020) made possible by federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education under the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).

What does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA provides the following services:

  • Tutoring in various subjects, notably English and mathematics
  • Mentoring to be successful in college
  • Academic activities and workshops
  • Cultural activities and workshops
  • Academic and cultural resources
  • Computer and printer use (through the NMC Library)
  • Access to Achieve 3000 (at the English Language Learning Lab in Y-11)

How do I qualify for Project PROA?

To qualify, students must be:

  • Must be a high school junior or senior, or a college student at the Northern Marianas College
  • In need of academic support
  • Meet eligibility requirements to receive Federal Pell Grants (college) or Free/Reduced Lunch Meals (high school)
  • Or is a person with a disability who meets the above criteria

To apply, complete the application form.

Project PROA @ the NMC Library & Archives:

  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Staff are located in the NMC Archives (Tutoring and mentoring is conducted in the NMC Library)

Project PROA Staff

Hedwig A. Hofschneider
Email: [email protected]
Telephone #: 237-6776

Malyssa Q. Castro
Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Telephone #: 237-6795

Kyanna Tenorio
Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Telephone #: 237-6795

Maria H. Aguon
NMC Tinian Project PROA Site Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Telephone #: 433-0657

Martin Mendiola
NMC Rota Project PROA Site Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Telephone #: 532-9513

Project PROA Email: [email protected]

Project PROA Student Navigators (Fall 2019)

Student Navigator: Academic Tutors

  • Don Cabrera
  • Gerald Padrid
  • Johnson Atalig
  • Joy Kimiko Tenorio
  • Joyce Javier
  • Marijean Fernandez
  • Michelle Kautz
  • Nathan Angui
  • Patricia San Nicolas
  • Pheona David

Student Navigator: College Mentors

  • Doris Ngirchongor
  • Joaquina Tenorio
  • Joelin Mettao
  • Kane Ybanez
  • Kenya Barcinas (Tinian)
  • Kuino Camacho
  • Noreen Ashley Angui
  • Thamara Ayuyu (Tinian)

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