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The Fresh Success Program

Fresh Success is a statewide initiative designed to help CalFresh recipients advance toward their Employment and Training goals. The program offers participants help with essential material resources alongside a wide range of academic, personal and career support services. Fresh Success is made possible by a partnership between CalFresh and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. At LACC, Fresh Success operates through the City Cares Network.
The Fresh Success program at Los Angeles City College can help you:

  • Strengthen your employability through classes and training programs offered at LACC.
  • Receive supportive services such as education and career planning, counseling, success coaching, and tutoring.
  • Overcome financial barriers to college completion and employment by providing assistance with resources like textbooks, course and exam materials and fees, transportation assistance, parking fees, emergency housing/utility payments, internet/Wi-Fi allowance for online courses, and more.

In addition to receiving CalFresh benefits, prospective Fresh Success participants must meet other criteria in order to qualify for the program. Filling out the Fresh Success Application and following the application steps below will allow Fresh Success staff to determine your eligibility. 

Combined with food assistance through CalFresh, Fresh Success supportive services and resources are in addition to financial aid and those offered by other special programs at LACC (except GAIN/CalWORKS). Students must be receiving CalFresh benefits in order to be eligible for the Fresh Success Program.

Frequently Asked Questions about CalFresh


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Depending on your CalFresh status, follow either of these sets of instructions to apply for the Fresh Success program:

Fresh Success is funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.