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.

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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


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

Currently Receiving CalFresh Benefits? Apply Here

Not Yet Receiving CalFresh Benefits? Apply Here

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

Need Assistance?

In Person:
For quick questions, you can visit City Cares Network, located in Student Union 225 from 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For longer meetings, we recommend making an appointment by sending an email or using Cranium Cafe (see below).

To speak virtually with a member of our team, please use Cranium Cafe:
For general inquiries, visit the City Cares Network virtual lobby.
For inquiries about the Fresh Success program, visit the Fresh Success virtual lobby.

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10:00AM - 3:00 PM

Online/ Virtual
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed