ELAC's 2011 - 2012 Charter Club Information
To strive to develop community, business and accounting professionals. We are determined to provide a variety of opportunities for our members to learn more about the accounting profession, the transfer and the recruiting process. Activities include networking with accounting business professionals, faculty, fellow students and the community. Our members are working together to achieve future success.
The Administration of Justice Club was founded upon the ideal of providing students with realistic and timely insights and experiences within the criminal justice system. The club develops a focus on community service and involvement via charitable works, fundraising and community involvement.
As the future field of Child Development grows, it is the hope of the Advocates and Educators for Young Children Club to support the development of leadership skills, policy direction understanding and providing service for our young children and their families. Through interaction and communication with professionals in the Child Development field students will set up a valuable network system to support their continued growth in best practices for young children birth through eight years of age. Our goal is that we will leave here as leaders in the early care & education field by providing opportunities for members to gain new, strong professional skills that can be carried on throughout their professional careers.
The mission of the Association of Future Fire Fighters (AFFF) is to benefit, promote and further educate students interested in the fire service profession through volunteer service on campus and within the community.
The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness and understanding of Deaf culture and American Sign Language to general the public, to promote opportunities for ASL students to improve their language skills, and to build a bridge between the hearing community and deaf community.
Chicanos Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) at East Los Angeles College is a pre-health professional student organization open to all interested in learning more about the health care field, participating in community service events, and making new friends. We are a student organization dedicated to supporting one another in our academic endeavors and thereby increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. We also commit ourselves to serving our community in an effort to "promote diversity in health through community service and education."
To help students realize and participate in the eternal purpose of God as revealed in the Bible (Eph. 3:9-11).To explore the deeper meaning of the Bible, especially how it applies to us in our daily living (1Tim. 2:3-4).To introduce the Lord Jesus Christ, as a real and living person who can be experienced and enjoyed, to students, faculty, staff, and families of the ELA community (Matt. 28:19-20).To serve the ELA community by providing practical and spiritual support which cannot be experienced in a typical academic setting. We emphasize longitudinal experience of the Christina life, spanning not just the student years but professional, family, and even retirement years. This is carried out by the following ways: Providing free Christian literature, Large Bible studies on campus or off campus, Personal small group Bible studies on campus or off campus, Home meeting with alumni and supporting community members where the students can experience the care in the Body of Christ and observe people of all ages who are living out the Christian faith.
Circle K International is college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide. Circle K inspires people to better our world. Its motto, the same as Kiwanis International's, is "We Build." Circle K provides constructive opportunities for students to become involved on their campuses and communities through service work to others in need. Circle K members have the chance to work with fellow students, children in the community, and other adults in need of special programs. And to be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child and one community at a time. In support of this, we are committed to: Collaborating with all members of the Kiwanis family to achieve our common objectives; Continuing student management of organization on all levels; Developing positive role models; Enhancing inter-cultural understanding and cooperation; Increasing our service potential; Providing opportunities for fellowship, personal growth, and professional development; and Working toward greater public recognition of the organization.
Di Composers is an organization that unites students who share a common interest in songwriting, musical composition, production, and live performance. The purpose of the organization is to maintain an active fellowship that procures talent and creates opportunities to network and socialize in an academically nurturing environment. Through workshops, professional lectures, and a uniquely qualified team, Di Composers is able to provide its members with important information relevant to their professional goals in the music industry. Freedom to express one’s self through music is a vital part of the organization. Di Composers encourages this ideal by producing live concerts featuring performances by our singer/songwriters and original bands. Members further benefit from thoughtfully planned excursions and an assortment of perks that are designed to enrich their experience. Di Composers understands the challenges that songwriters and musicians face, and the sacrifices they make. Through a network of strong alliances and an abundance of resources, Di Composers will support its members through their journey to success where after, as professionals, they are encouraged to reciprocate their support through continued fellowship. This is our mission, and our firm commitment to all those who seek membership in Di Composers.
Every other Tuesdays and every other Wednesday 12:30pm to 1:30 and 12:15 to 1:15 @ F9-109
The mission of The East Side Spirit and Pride Club is to assist students to realize their full potential in transferring to a four year college or university of their choice. The club encourages students not to allow themselves to be restricted by their environment and circumstances. Any person, regardless of the adversity and trials they undergo or have undergone, can transcend beyond their present and past and receive the full benefits that the education and labor world have to offer. We frequently invite guest speakers to share with us how they have become successful. Guest speakers, all of whom are graduates from various colleges and universities, are exemplary models of those who have experienced tribulation and fortitude. The club frequently sets up tours to many different universities in order to give the students the chance to experience each campus and become educated of their options. Additionally, we want to expand the horizon of knowledge for many students by introducing them to a diverse variety of literary works. Thus, they may come to understand literature with a new dimension of appreciation and comprehensive ability. In conclusion, our club hopes to enable students to understand their true abilities concerning their education and literature.
The Economic Student Association focuses on:
The purpose and mission of the Auto Technology Club is to promote the social, economic and environmental welfare of its members through actively expanding Auto Tech’s members’ imagination, education, creativity and advisory information obtained from available sources within ELAC as well as sources found in the community in the auto industry and local individuals that are willing to support this Auto Technology Club. Combining knowledge through inviting members of the Engineering Department to join the Auto Tech Club will widen its mission of becoming a responsible Club within ELAC and bring another new fresh approach to its existing goal of being intelligent students with more knowledge to tackle the challenges of college life and community responsibility. Some of Auto Technology Club’s endeavors would include striving for cleaner air in the environment through studying alternative fuel uses for automobiles, taking field trips for additional experience, planning fund raisers to obtain money for automotive projects, field trips and for developing new technologies. Through innovative projects and hard work, the Auto Technology Club has an exciting future on the ELAC campus working closely within the guidelines and laws of ELAC ASU and with its responsible associates from ELAC as well as influenced by knowledgeable interested individuals within the community.
The purpose of the organization is the furtherance of learning and appreciation for Chinese martial arts, developing the dexterity, strength, and speed to master the art as well as the knowledge of its uses and application.
The purpose of the ELAC Puente Club is to extend the mission of the Puente Project to the campus community. Students will recieve transfering information and advice. University campuse tours will be in order to help students decide the school that best fits them. The ELAC Puente Club will also help promote the Chicano Culture by inviting motivational speakers to the campus. Additionally, the club will promote community service and social events that maintain a community focus.
The purpose of ESPA is to unite students and increase awareness regarding social and political matters. The main focus of the club is to influence educational politics and increase the voice of students. ESPAâ€™s mission statement also consists of improving our school and our community through civic duties and helping the impoverished, disenfranchised, and needy.
The ESL Club is to allow ESL students a safe environment to express themselves and interact with others while feeling comfortable and at home on campus. This club will also provide students with opportunities to meet new people from other clubs and exchange ideas and learn from each other. We believe that this club will provide the students exposure to many resources on campus as well as off campus via scheduled field trips or other outside activities. In addition, all members will practice speaking English, as they will communicate with students from various parts of the world. As a result, they will enrich their college experience and have a worldly view. Furthermore, the club will represent all ESL and former ESL students and help them learn more about American pop culture and about many other cultures and make friends, who will eventually become as a second family, which will give students a sense of belonging. By being exposed to othersâ€™ ideas, cultures, traditions, values and morals, students will gain a wealth of knowledge that they might otherwise be missing out on. A last thing that this club will provide is to raise money for possible scholarships to help ESL students continue their educational goals at ELAC and beyond.
The mission of the Geology Club Co-operative is to promote the social, economic and educational welfare of its members. More particularly the goal of this organization is to help members develop themselves to their full potential by providing a supportive, accepting and encouraging environment of creativity, challenge and change. The vehicle for this self-discovery is taking the necessary steps to understand our world through geology. As a benefit to being a member of the cooperative, students receive meals, transportation, housing, education and research and interaction skills free of charge with every field trip. The goal of our club is to promote environmental awareness and create opportunities for students to embrace and understand the wonders of geology and all the earth sciences. The overarching goal of all participants is to facilitate communication with other co-operatives and non-members in a spirit of respect and mutual good will, as embodied in the ideas found in this constitution and in international co-operative principles.
The main purpose of International Student Club (ISC) is to help students from different country to feel not so lonely when they come to America. Our main missions are united international students around the college together and help them to adjust to American culture. We want to create a second home for students, in which they will not feel lonely and always have someone to turn to when they have problems or just feel like to talk to someone. We also provide chance for new students make friends that come from the same country or even same hometowns other through our events such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, Icebreaking party and many more. It is also a chance for students to practices their English since most of the student come from countries which the primary language is not English.
The mission of International Student Advancement Program(ISAP) is to help international student to enhance the chance to be accepted by USC and varios campuses of the UC system by providing information and counceling during thier transfer process and offering various opprutunities for them to gain leadership and involved in community services.
The Mn’Ms (Math n’ Moms) Club represents a large number of East Los Angeles College students who are parents. The club will bring awareness to our campus about the challenges that our student-parents face. It will serve as a support network for its members so that each student can encourage and motivate one another to persevere in their education. Support will be provided in the form of math tutoring, study groups, socializing, and community outreach. Every semester Mn’Ms will choose an elementary or middle school to volunteer its members to tutor mathematics to the children at their after school programs to help build and strengthen academic confidence. Mn’Ms welcomes anyone who is interested in serving and lending a helping hand to their peers. We believe that by helping one another and reaching out to other student-parents, we practice servitude and experience compassion. Through this, Mn’Ms gets us one step closer to building stronger and united communities. Our motto is: “I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down…” Abraham Lincoln
M.E.Ch.A. is a student movement inclusive to all colors and indigenous decent who wish to address the political and social oppression and injustice in their communities. Building on a long history of Chicano student activism, we promote historical awareness, cultural consciousness, student involvement and self determination. Through education, reflection, and action M.E.Ch.A.; empowers its students to become leaders within the community.
The purpose of the organization is to positively impact the mental health and wellness of the ELAC campus community. NAMI on Campus is a studentrun, student-based organization that provides mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. This club seeks to: Educate and increase awareness of mental health issues to students, faculty, and administration at ELAC. Provide knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental health issues. Encourage and promote early detection and intervention of mental health issues and provide campus and community referral resources to ELAC students who are experiencing mental health problems. Create understanding and empathy as a means of combating the stigma that surrounds mental health issues by breaking the silence that creates barriers to seeking help. Advocate for enhanced support and counseling services at ELAC, and for equitable services and treatments for ELAC students who experience mental health issues.
The East Los Angeles College Pep Squad Club is committed to demonstrate and provide firm spirit and pride amongst the students, faculty, staff, and throughout the community. The members are dedicated in providing grounds for college spirit as they demonstrate great responsibility, commitment, enthusiasm, and determination to succeed as an individual student while demonstrating their pride for ELAC all year long. Amongst the members of the club are members of the ELAC Cheerleading Team. They volunteer their time by providing a variety of performances throughout the year at various events, activities, and at ELAC athletic games on campus and off campus. The Pep Squad Club enhances the college spirit throughout the community and enhances athletic performances and expands the opportunity to support the college.
Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs..
The purpose of the Philosophy Club is to provide an informal environment where both students and faculty can come together to raise, to investigate and converse about philosophical topics, and provide social gatherings and community outreach. Members of the club will select these topics, and all other club functions. The Philosophy Club functions under the direction and auspices of the East Los Angeles College Philosophy Department.
The purpose of the ELAC Physics and Astronomy Club is to facilitate the formation of study groups, promote awareness of Physics and Astronomy department news and events, enable students to network among others with similar majors and/or interests, and become a central source of physics and astronomy resources on East Los Angeles College campus.
1. Increase the number of ELAC students in the STEM fields by creating opportunities for our members.
2. Promote exposure of the science fields through community education underrepresented communities.
3. Create, promote, and participate in science related community service through volunteer activities.
4. Provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent for all science students enrolled at East Los Angeles College.
5. Provide information for students transferring to a university.
Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) is an East Los Angeles College community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Queer (LGBTQQ) and straight students who are allies. Committed to foster a safe learning environment, positive dialogue prevalent issue, advocate tolerance, strive for academic success, and empower each student to become active agents capable of individual and communal achievements.
As this tittle suggest, Random Acts of Kindness involves going into our communities and taking part in meaningful activities in order to make someones day. Such could be done via community service or simple compliments to make someone smile.Our organisation hopes to help everyone realize that any small act of kindness can make all kinds of differences in someone's life.
Section 1. The purpose of the organization is to spread social awareness about contemporary issues and to promote volunteer work in and around the community.Section 2. In addition, our purpose is to give East Los Angeles College a more active social environment with Food Sales, Competitions, Raffles, and activities.
South Gate Leadership Club is a student organization/club that is aimed to promote developing leadership skills through student participation in school activities and community involvement. We would achieve these goals by introducing student to political figures in the community, also students would be introduced to ELAC alumni that have persevered. Students will received guidance through these individuals so they could look upon them and as examples of how to succeed in representing there community and future education endeavors.
The purpose of the organization is to bring awareness and appreciation to the community of the dramatic arts. Theatre brings people together and, in some cases, is a safe haven for them. Theatre teaches people to communicate clearly, which is useful both on and off the stage. To invoke creativity, to enlighten, and to entertain..
"The mission of Students Against Substance Abuse (S.A.S.A.) is to promote awareness of drug abuse, drug addiction and related issues and to encourage treatment. The Club endeavors to do this by sponsoring public and private forums and community outreach efforts."
The primary mission of the United Students of Engineering Club at East Los Angeles College is to act as a liaison between engineering students and the Department of Engineering. We seek to encourage an active engagement in the engineering field above and beyond the experience of the classroom. We inform students not only about the resources available within, but also about the many opportunities available outside of the college setting that are essential for success. Aside from our academic goals, we seek to create a comfortable social atmosphere for our members to surround themselves with others in their majors. In addition to the atmosphere of USEC members, it allows students to establish networking and interact with students likewise influencing each other to create study groups or tutoring sessions. Another goal is to inspire any aspiring engineers to continue towards their education and motivate them to stick to their dreams of earning their degree. Lastly, we hope to eventually reach out as a community in an effort to share and kindle an appreciation for the beauty and profundity of an engineering career.
The Veterans of East Los Angeles College (VELAC) serves as a medium for veterans to advance their approach in scholarship. Our primary intent is to maintain a camaraderie where veterans can support and relate to one another through their prior military experience. Secondary, is our intent to familiarize veterans with the student services of community college so that all resources that are available are properly utilized to facilitate the completion of veterans’ academic and professional goals. Finally, VELAC highly encourages veterans to take leadership positions and maintain general membership with the Associate Student Union (ASU), school organizations, and community organizations both in and around East Los Angeles College. It is with these notions that VELAC sets forth to bring out the inherent skills these veterans have developed from their prior military training and directly apply these abilities to their scholarly academic lives.
In a diverse college such as ELAC, the Vietnamese Student Association, a non-political organization, is established in the desire of exchanging and promoting Vietnamese-American culture. Our mission is to help students at ELAC understand more about the Vietnamese culture as well as to help the student members academically.
Vision Club seeks to develop and inspire leaders with vision, character, insight, and integrity in service to our school and surrounding communities.