CalWORKs Here to help Low-Income Families

By William McMahan Imagine you are a single parent with a dead end job and you want to make a change in your life but don’t know where to start, California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities for Kids is here to help make that transition easy for you. A program here on campus called CalforniaWORKS provides services to support low-income families and their children. To be in this program, you must…

May 16, 2017

Health fair provides resources for Montebello community

By Amber Paramo “ICARE” Academy provided families in the Montebello Unified School District with resources to keep children, teens and adults safe, healthy and educated on Saturday at  Bell Gardens High School. “ICARE” Academy promotes careers in child development, family services and education-giving students opportunity with hands-on experience, along with on-site childcare, internships, and partnerships with local colleges, agencies and businesses. The public was able to receive information for everyone in…

May 6, 2015

CalWorks recognized as top program

By Stephanie Garibay The CalWORKs staff’s initiative to create a video on behalf of the program led to the department’s recognition as one of the top programs in California. The staff was recognized at the 2015 CalWORKs association conference in San Diego on April 14. The YouTube video caught the attention of Vice Chancellor of California’s CalWORKs departments Denise Noldon as she was searching online for student success stories. The…

April 30, 2015

Dream Act gives financial help for students

By Nereida Perez The California Dream Act allows undocumented students who meet requirements to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges as well as private scholarships administered by California public colleges. The Dream Act of 2011 is the result of two assembly bills, AB130 and AB131. Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of the AB 540 law to apply…

May 16, 2014

South Gate lacks college feel

By Brenda Diaz Students who attend the East Los Angeles College South Gate campus complain about the lack of a  college feeling. One reason might be that students are not as involved in extracurricular activities as they are at the main campus. Some may argue that the campus is just too small. While its size is minor compared to the main campus, that is no excuse to complain. The only…

March 20, 2014