A growing population of undocumented students have found a safe haven at East Los Angeles College. ELAC is offering unprecedented support for its undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.The Dream Resource Center is a safe zone for undocumented prospective students.
As East Los Angeles College enters its 75th year in operation, the campus has undergone a series of major physical transformations. From original World War II bungalows to the beautiful buildings on the campus today, ELAC has gone through a significant journey as it continues to provide educational opportunities for 34,000 students per year.
Less than 10 years ago, ELAC’s radio station, KELA was shut down, until Dylan O’Brien decided to reopen the station. He is expecting to have the station running again by next semester if the plans run smoothly.
The lack of emotional support made Psychology Professor Joey Luna want to be a therapist, so he could be there for others who need help.
The stigma toward the LGBTQ community helped Luna aspire to break social norms that plagues the Mexican-American Community.
While small businesses have been struggling to keep open because of COVID-19, the younger generation has turned to social media to help their personal business thrive. Stephanie Meza, a student at ELAC, did just that.
Meza was laid off in March from her job. She invested $200 in a stencil maker and began a business of custom made decorative tumbler cups. She primarily uses instagram to promote her work.
Assistant coach Wilbert Knight of the Women’s Basketball team talked about how he felt the team performed this past season. He spoke about how he envisions the team will succeed next season.
As the world suddenly shutdown Javier Araujo, a student worker at East Los Angeles College, adjusted to the new way of life.
Daniela Aviles is a 21-year-old woman who was born in Mexico and grew up in Los Angeles. She attends East Los Angeles College and is a first-year peer mentor and is majoring in English.
East Los Angeles College students are handling the changes, due to COVID-19, in different ways, including music to ease the anxieties of being in a worldwide pandemic.
Karen Jaramillo works at a skilled nursing facility where she helps people with Covid-19. She continues her studies at ELAC to further her knowledge in her medical field.