The mission of the MESA program at City College of San Francisco is to provide economically disadvantaged students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics with the tools to excel academically, and to assist with transferring to four-year institutions in calculus-based majors.

Dr. Moore, the director of the program, has the philosophy of "empower yourself to empower others." All scholars that are part of the MESA family at CCSF are individually interviewed and vetted for this philosophy. Two of the primary objectives of the program are to:
  • build a foundation for success through the development of contextualized and personalized pathways into and through STEM,
  • and to provide research-based experiences for students that foster scientific inquiry, critical thinking and presentation skills.