ELAC to Offer Historic Service-Based State ProgramPosted: Jan/27/2022 9:57 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2022
News Media Contact:
Kevin Jimenez, College Public Relations Manager
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MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College (ELAC) was selected as 1 of 45 colleges and universities in the state as an inaugural partner for the historic #CaliforniansForAll College Corps service-based college opportunity program. This program will help create debt-free college pathways for low-income students across California.
#CaliforniansForAll College Corps will provide up to 6,500 college students over two academic years with service opportunities in critical issue areas such as climate action, K-12 education, and COVID-19 recovery. Students who complete a year of service will receive $10,000 while gaining valuable experience serving in their communities. This program will unite young Californians of all backgrounds in service, and, for the first time, specifically creates state-funded opportunities for AB 540 eligible Dreamers to serve their communities.
Students who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps will receive the following benefits:
- $7,000 stipend (living allowance), plus a $3,000 Education Award
- Academic credit (amount and type to be determined by each partner campus)
- A real-world job experience and skills to add to their resume
- Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities
“We are honored to have been selected to be part of the inaugural cohort of colleges and universities to participate in the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps. This program will create more college and career pathways for our students while also giving them real life working experience in their communities and affording them the opportunity to pay for college. I am proud that ELAC is a part of this program and I look forward to seeing it help our students achieve their goals,” said ELAC President Alberto J. Roman.
The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Program has three core goals:
- Goal 1: Engage College students in meaningful service opportunities that build leadership skills and civic responsibility
- Goal 2: Help students from diverse backgrounds graduate college on time and with less debt.
- Goal 3: Support the work of community-based organizations focused on key local priorities.
ELAC is one of only four (4) community colleges in the Los Angeles area to be selected for this program. ELAC also will join the East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Regional Consortium through #CaliforniansForAll College Corps in partnership with Cal State LA, Cal Poly Pomona, and Rio Hondo College. The full list of California partner colleges and universities can be found here.
The Planning and Program Development for college and university partners has started this month and will continue until July of 2022. The first cohort of students are expected to start in August 2022 and finish the program on July of 2023. ELAC is in the preliminary planning stage of this program but students who are interested can contact ELAC Student Services Dean, Danelle Fallert, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ELAC is the largest of nine two-year community colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), www.laccd.edu. More information about ELAC is available online at http://www.elac.edu/. Follow ELAC on social media, Facebook @Eastlacollege, Twitter @Eastlacollege, and Instagram @ELACHuskies.