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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 8/8/2022

News and Events for the week of August 8

Good Monday Morning,  

It is incredible that we will begin the fall semester in just three weeks. I hope you have been able to take some time away this summer. We have a lot to look forward to in the coming year.

Golden State Education and Training Grant

LACC does it again! Several weeks ago, we were contacted by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the financial aid arm for California higher education students, about our applicants in a new program they offered in spring called the Golden State Education and Training Grant. The reason they were contacting us is because LACC had, by far, more applicants in the state than any other community college for their initial offering of a $2,500 grant for people who lost their jobs during COVID as an incentive to return to college. They met with us last week to find out what we did to recruit so many students to apply. They were so excited about the variety of ways we worked to notify and recruit students that they want to work closely with us to develop a model for other community colleges throughout the state to use to recruit their students to apply for these funds. A team from CSAC will be joining us for our big enrollment event this Saturday, August 13, to help introduce this program to our community in an effort to attract more students to enroll. We are convening a meeting this morning with key groups in student services and academic affairs to plan for a larger recruitment of our community to our event on Saturday. We hope to attract thousands of prospective students to enroll and receive this special grant of $2,500.

Learn more about the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program

Enrollment Fair Extravaganza

Our big “Welcome to LACC” enrollment fair is taking place this Saturday, August 13, from 9am until 2pm. With the advertising we are doing in our community about the Golden State Education and Training Grant program, we are expecting a much greater turnout of prospective students. We hope all departments are represented on Saturday and we need as many volunteers as we can get. Full-time classified staff who work will be provided overtime and faculty will be provided a stipend. If you wish to volunteer and you have not signed up yet, you have until Thursday, August 11 at 4pm to register to volunteer at: https://forms.office.com/r/mJdVCxfEGp It is going to be fun and exciting. I hope to see you there.  

Fall 2022

The Fall schedule of classes is in the student portal at mycollege.laccd.edu. Students can register now for online, hybrid and in-person classes. Please remind your students to register. 

View Open Classes for Fall 2022

Employee Picnic

Our Annual Picnic at Crystal Springs is this week on Thursday, August 11 at 12:00 noon. I hope to see you and your family for an afternoon of food and fun. Again, this year, we will have Pink’s Hot Dogs and Patty’s Hamburgers. The deadline to RSVP was last Wednesday.  

Fall Symposium for Staff

Our Fall Symposium for all staff will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 8:30am in person in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union. Please plan to attend to receive some important updates and get our year started on a great note. 

Beat the Rush Week

Our Beat the Rush Week is scheduled to begin next August 15 and last through August 27. We will offer extended hours both in-person and online, Mondays through Thursdays, 8am to 7pm, Fridays 8am to 4:30pm. Special Saturday Hours on August 27, 9am to 1pm.

Services include Admissions & Records, Bookstore, Counseling, Business Office, EOPS, Financial Aid, Non-Credit and Adult Education, and the Welcome Center.  

Cubby’s Closet

The new Cubby’s Closet will launch for the Fall semester. The ASG is accepting any donations of gently used clothing, shoes, toys, and luggage, as well as any new undergarments and socks. All donations can be dropped off at the Office of Student Life Monday through Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm and Friday 8am to 2pm. 

Summer Animation Bootcamp

Last Wednesday we concluded our summer bootcamp on animation for our local high school students. Holmes Hall was packed, and it was wonderful to see so many students and their parents. A shout out to Professors Khanna and Kline for the great work they did with these talented high school artists. The movie these students created was amazing! A big thank you to Dr. Rivera-Figueroa and his team for putting this great program and ceremony together for these young artists and their families. We had great coverage from Telemundo.

View the Telemundo Coverage of the Event

Happenings at LACC This Week 
Transfer Workshop: Financial Aspects of Transfer 

Monday, August 8 11am

Via Zoom
https://laccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcOGqpj0tHNCGLAx2CdADSNyNfwKtahaY 

Learn about fees required for university admission.  

Transfer Workshop: All About CSU 

Wednesday, August 10 11am

In-person, 2nd Floor Student Services Building 

Transfer Workshop: All About CSU 

Friday, August 12 9am

Via Zoom
https://laccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdeGopzoqHtVcnqSluZfEgTAwkHzwH9X8 

This workshop will cover various aspects of the CSU focusing on transfer preparation. 

For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at elliscs@laccd.edu, 323.953.4000 ext. 2215.  

Noncredit & Adult Education host “USCIS Virtual Naturalization Information Session” 

Thursday, August 11  2:30pm  

This is an online event about the naturalization process and what you need to become a U.S. citizen. Join by Zoom, Meeting ID 959 6509 4835, or by phone at 1.669.900.6833.  For more information, please contact Angel Amaro Jr. at amaroa@lacitycollege.edu or 213.537.7051. 

LACC Dream Resource Center hosts Undocu-Welcome Orientations

Wednesday, August 10 3pm

Spanish Language Orientation, Student Services Building, Room 270 

LACC Dream Resource Center hosts Undocu-Welcome Orientations

Tuesday, August 16 3pm

English Language Orientation, Student Services Building, Room 270 

During the Undocu-Welcome Orientations, the DRC team will share important information to help undocumented students navigate their educational journey at LACC successfully (topics include AB 540/SB 68 Non-Resident Tuition Exemption affidavit / CA Dream Act financial assistance, free immigration legal assistance, and more). After the orientation, students will have the opportunity to join the DRC program as official DRC members, ask questions, engage with the center and schedule an appointment with the DRC counselor.

Register at https://bit.ly/ORIEN-In-Personhttps://bit.ly/ORIEN-OnlineEnglishand https://bit.ly/ORIENEnPersona

Masking Requirements on Campus

Our current status of no indoor masking remains, and we will keep you updated on any changes. Please be sure to complete the Cleared4 questions before coming to campus. 


BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Excellence in what we do defines us.  

Have a great week! 

In partnership for student success,
Mary