Campaign focuses on food certificate program

October 12, 2018

By Andrew Ayala  East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Campaign’s latest focus is the food certificate program, which provides students in urgent need of meals. The TLC was founded by the ELAC Foundation and its main purpose is to assist students who encounter sudden emergency situations, such as hunger. “Our Foundation board discussed creating a program to support our students around hunger, homelessness, transportation and clothes; we declared those were…

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Grievances expressed to IT committee

By Gustavo Buenrostro Faculty, staff and students had a chance to air their grievances with the Los Angeles Community College District last Wednesday during the Ad Hoc Committee on information technology meeting at East Los Angeles College. IT becoming a stabilized resource will serve as a launching point to address other issues and will take up to seven years to complete. “We need to provide services in our campuses before…

October 11, 2018
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App helps undocumented students find scholarships

October 5, 2018

By Alex Avila Undocumented immigrants have the opportunity to obtain scholarships with an app that recommends different scholarships available to students who cannot pay for college easily. DREAMer’s Roadmap is an app dedicated to provide information and lead undocumented students to getting scholarships and not be discouraged to attend college. The app was founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca who was also an undocumented student and had trouble finding ways to…

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Campus News staff win awards at regional write-offs

October 4, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College Campus News won four awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Sept. 29 at California State University, Fullerton. The awards won were for the On the Spot competition, which is when community college journalists compete in competitions at the conference. The winners were Andrew Ayala, Kevin Camargo, Melody Ortiz and Julie Santiago. Santiago won first place in News Photo….

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DACA Task Force aims to increase enrollment

October 4, 2018

By Steven Adamo Enrollment among undocumented students continues to decline, according to Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez. “Numbers continue to draw down, from fall of 2016 to fall of 2018, we lost 21% of credit undocumented students,” said Chancellor Rodriguez at the Ad Hoc Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Task Force meeting at ELAC Thursday. He met with ELAC’s Dream Resource Center, as well as staff…

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March and vigil to honor survivors

The Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team is holding the 21st Annual Mujeres de Paz Candlelight March and Vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The group is welcoming all ages to come show their support by walking in union with friends, family and survivors in memory to make a stand against domestic violence.

October 3, 2018
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