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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 4/25/2022

News and Events for the week of April 25

Good Monday Morning,

We had a fabulous celebration of Earth Day on Friday. There were about 400 people there to see Ron Finley, the “Gangsta Gardener”, give us words of wisdom on the importance of growing our food, eating what is natural and healthy, and preserving our planet. He donated and planted a lemon tree in our City’s Garden. It was incredible! Professor Alex Wiesenfeld and Professor Sean Phommasaysy joined forces to make magic of art in and around the planters in the garden. Our newest full-time faculty member in Ceramics and Sculpture, Andres Janacua, had his students create art to interact within the garden. Professor Gayle Stafsky from Dietetics and her students used plants and herbs from the garden to create delicious food. Dr. Phommasaysy’s Garden Club put information together and manned tables to explain to participants the important of developing sustainable practices to keep our planet vibrant. And the children from the CDC joined us as well with posters, cookies, and participation. With sponsorship from the Race Equity & Social Justice Center, Dr. Day and her team put together another great event. The Los Angeles Daily News published an article about the event and you can see that and other coverage on our website under our Press Page.  

Our funding partner for The City’s Garden, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was on hand for the Earth Day celebration and included their Medical Director and Executive Vice President. They mentioned something about another donation to the Garden. As a thank you to CHLA for their support, LACC Foundation Executive Director Lis Nashua gave a gift to CHLA so they can begin to take herb clippings from the garden to grow their own herbs and spread the love and health.  

Break It To Make It Graduation Cereony

Later last Friday evening we kicked off the graduation season with our celebration of the Break It To Make It students who are graduating. Graduates from 2020 and 2021 were also on hand to celebrate. Graduates shared their stories of struggle and triumph and one graduate’s poem was read. It was a great evening of recognizing their great accomplishments.   

Summer 2022 Classes Available

The summer schedule of classes is now in the student portal at mycollege.laccd.edu. Registration has begun for summer classes. Please remind your students.

View Open Classes for Summer

Fall 2022 Registration Begins Soon

Registration for Fall 2022 starts next week on Monday, May 2. The Fall 2022 class schedule is now up in the student portal at mycollege.laccd.edu

View Open Classes for Fall

Counselor to College Summit

Today we will be hosting our annual Counselor to College Summit for LAUSD counselors. The Summit is in person once again this year. Superintendent Baez will be here as well. It will be the first time we will meet in person. We expect about 70 LAUSD Counselors to be here as well for the Summit. 

Black Student Success Week

This week is Black Student Success Week. Every day this week will focus on ways to help black students succeed at LACC. Here is what we have each day: The Black Hour webinars from 12noon to 1pm, and The After Party group discussion forums from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Thursday, April 28 will be The BlackOut Virtual Advocacy Day.  

Register for events at: https://linktr.ee/cablackstudents?utm_source=linktree_profile_share  

For more information, contact Andrea Eke at 323.953.4000 ext. 2462 or at ekea@lacitycollege.edu

Partnership Between the Korean Imperial Family of Chosen and LACC.

Today giant banners will go up on the Vermont Avenue campus entrance to announce the partnership between the Korean Imperial Family of Chosen and LACC. The announcement ceremony for this partnership will take place on Tuesday, 4/26, at 11am at the Camino Theater portico. 

Denim Day

Denim Day is Wednesday, April 27.  It is a day of action and awareness and I am encouraging you to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence. We will be gathering in the Quad at 12:15 to acknowledge the effects of sexual violence and provide support for those who have been victims of sexual assault and violence. 

30th anniversary of LA Uprising

The 30th anniversary of LA Uprising (1992) is Friday, April 29. The LACC APIDA group is having a special event to commemorate this important part of LA history. It will be on Zoom on Wednesday, 4/27, 3:30pm-5:00pm. A flyer with details will be sent later today. 

LACC Enterprise Incubator program (LACCEI)

Today we are announcing the launch of the LACC Enterprise Incubator program (LACCEI). The LACCEI is designed to prepare and support entrepreneurs in all stages of small business development. Participants will complete a business plan, design a marketing model, execute business branding and more. Open to all LA County residents, the LACCEI is an 11-week virtual and in-person program from May 2022 through July 2022. For more information, contact Alexus Medina at medinaan@laccd.edu 

And here is what is happening this very busy week: 
Mindfulness Mondays 

Monday, April 18 at 12:30pm 

Join us for a guided breathing and relaxation break in the middle of the day to feel relaxed, calm and centered, join at Zoom ID 92936805171, for more information contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone 323.953.4000; email exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu.  

Transfer Workshop: Transfer Pathway Options

Monday,  April 25 at 11:30am 

Register for this event on Zoom  

This workshop will focus on information regarding transfer options. For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215, elliscs@laccd.edu.  

Partnership Event with Imperial Family of Chosen 

Tuesday, April 26 at 11am  

Camino Theater Portico 

We are hosting an event where the Imperial Cultural Foundation will deliver the first half of their $100,000 donation to support the Korean language program at LACC. The event will also announce the new statue of Kin Sejong the Great, inventor of the Korean alphabet, to be installed on campus in Fall 2022.  

Student Workshop: How to Deal With Your Frustrations 

Tuesday, April 26 at 12:30pm 

Zoom 

In this workshop you will learn how to manage your emotions and anger issues. Join us at Zoom 92936805171. For more information, contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone: 323-953-4000 x 2274; email: exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu. 

Career Workshop: Got Fired? What to do Next? 

Tuesday, April 26 at 1pm 

This event is for CARE students only 

This workshop will focus on what to do after you have been fired.  Join at https://tinyurl.com/davidlacc21. For more information, contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitydollege.edu

Career Workshop: Group/Virtual Interviewing 

Tuesday, April 26 at 3pm 

This workshop will focus on how to stand out from the crowd in interviews and impress employers both in-person and in a virtual setting. Join at https://tinyurl.com/2p997j9p. For more information, contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitydollege.edu

Denim Day 

Wednesday, April 27 at 12noon 

Join us for Denim Day where we support victims of sexual assault and educate attendees on how to feel empowered, safe and assist others in creating an environment where vulnerable individuals will no longer be victims. For more information, contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone: 323-953-4000 x 2274; email: exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu. 

Commemoration of LA Uprising (1992) 

Wednesday, 4/27, 3:30pm 

Zoom 

The 30th anniversary of LA Uprising (1992) is Friday, April 29. The LACC APIDA group is having a special event to commemorate this historic civil unrest. After four officers were acquitted of beating Rodney King. More details for follow.  

Transfer Workshop 

Wednesday, April 27 at 4pm 

Register for this event on Zoom 

This workshop will highlight documents a transfer student should generate, create and obtain in order to make their transfer experience successful. For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215, elliscs@laccd.edu.  

Immigration Options for Survivors of Violence 

Thursday, April 28 at 4pm 

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-mrrD8jGdD8T7K9W6z0jZONEWg3ykCE 

Join us for information regarding immigration options for survivors of violence.  

LACCD Board Policies requiring vaccinations, including boosters, and masking indoors

While you have seen the relaxation of masking requirements in LA County, LACCD Board Policies are still in effect requiring vaccinations, including boosters, and masking indoors. Be sure you stay masked indoors and the daily check-in is still required. We will continue to offer COVID-19 testing for now on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Student Union, first floor.  

Graduation at the Greek Theater

Graduation is in person at the Greek Theater! Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 7 at 5pm. We are working on confirming a very special guest as our keynote speaker. As promised, we are inviting graduates from the class of 2020 and 2021 to join us this year so they can walk across the stage in person. We will be requiring graduates and faculty and staff who plan to attend to RSVP. It will be very special this year, 


BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Encourage your students to take advantage of tutoring, the Writer’s Block, and the Library to ensure a successful semester. If help is needed, please remind your students of the hotline: hotline-students@lacitycollege.edu.

Have a wonderful week.

Stay connected.
Mary