Cultivating Leaders for Higher Education

Creating Diverse California Community Colleges through HBCU Partnerships (P2P)

How We Work

P2P is intended to foster the development of incoming faculty of color to understand the complexities of the California Community College system and provide strategies to enhance employment success in finding a faculty position upon graduation. The program will provide interns with training in the following areas:

Meet The Team

Sasha Knox

Sasha Knox is the Job Development Coordinator for San Diego City College. She is an alumnus of California State University-Chico – in journalism and public relations, and obtained her Masters in Organizational Management and Project Management from Ashford University. She is currently studying at San Diego State University to earn her doctorate in Educational Leadership through the Community College Leadership program with an emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

For over a decade, Sasha has worked in community development and career services and programming to impact the education development of global diversity and inclusion. She has piloted education programs in over 6 YMCA’s nationwide to bridge the educational gap, including a college preparatory program for Black and Latino first-generation college students. She has served in various student services and student affairs positions in higher education to support students in their educational journey to reach their highest potential.

Dr. Khalid White

Dr. Khalid White (He/Him/His) is an award-winner in the fields of Education, Film and Literature. He is an African American Studies Professor at San Jose City College. A career educator, Khalid began educating California’s youth and young adults in 2004. As an entrepreneur, Khalid owns the multi-media company Blkmpwr (Black Empower), LLC. The company focuses on education, empowerment, and equity. A proud HBCU alum and CA Community College advocate, Khalid is a co-founder of the Pipelines to Possibilities (P2P) program, connecting the two systems of higher education to increase faculty diversity. Khalid continues to work with education and community organizations advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Helen P. Young

Helen P. Young, possesses over 25 years of experience in the field of education as a counselor, director and administrator. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree from CSU Dominguez Hills. She began her Doctoral in Education pursuit at San Diego State University in 2019 and is now a candidate scheduled to complete in fall 2022. Her career in education began as a college admissions counselor where she developed her love for counseling. Helen served as the director of counseling at high schools in the Los Angeles area counselor for 10 years. In 2005 she began working as an academic counselor at West Los Angeles College and served as the Transfer Center & Honors Director. Mrs. Young has served for five years as the Project Director for the California Community College Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities of which she now serves in a part-time capacity. In 2019, she and two California Community College colleagues developed and founded Pipelines to Possibilities (P2P) Internship program which is designed to prepare HBCU graduate students for careers in the California Community College system. She resides in the City of Los Angeles with her husband, William Allen Young and two sons Jamal and Kahlil, both college graduates.

What People Say

Pipelines 2 Possibilities means a lot to me. Although, I was in my last semester of my Masters of Higher Education & Administration at an HBCU, there were still a cultural and social development component that I could only receive at P2P. What can I say, THEY TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN! I can genuinely attest that I have grown more as a leader, an educator, and a connector than anywhere else. P2P has inspired me on so many levels. The model and framework that Helen and the team have created is something that I will never forget.

– Desmond A. Baker M.A.