Working Students Success Network
The Working Students Success Network (WSSN) is a new resource currently enrolling LASC students. The program is specifically for students pursuing a two-year academic degree who are heads of households. Our goal is to help you achieve success with academic goals; with improving your economic standing; and in connecting you to community resources to provide more options for you and your children.
Are you a parent taking classes at LASC? Then WSSN is here to help you!
WSSN can help:
1. Connect you to workforce centers to help in finding living wage jobs;
2. Complete your education and transfer to a four year college;
3. Improve your financial outlook by helping establish credit, pay bills and save for the future!
Sign up for WSSN in the Student Success Center on the 3rd floor of the library and with Social Action Partners (see designated hours posted outside Room 507 Cox).
Social Action Partners (www.socialactionpartners.org) is a community-based organization with offices at LASC to help students locate and access services in agencies throughout our neighborhoods.
Here’s how WSSN will work with you:
- Determine your eligibility and establish goals and timelines for your success.
- Enroll you in a WSSN cohort group with two peer leaders; your group will meet regularly during the school year.
- Provide a schedule of mutual support/peer helping meetings for your cohort.
- Review your academic goals and help you determine what is needed to assure your success; develop your action plan for academic success.
- Review your financial situation and determine your financial goals for self-sufficiency; develop your action plan for financial stability.
- Review your living conditions and help you determine what is needed to assure your safety, security and stability; write your action plan for stable housing.
- Encourage you to fulfill your action plans and celebrate your achievements.
- Attend workshops that provide opportunities to learn skills like self- advocacy, negotiation and career planning.
- Review your progress every few months until action plans are complete.
- Reassess conditions to determine improvements in your outlook, progress toward success, commitment to your action plans.
- Engage you as a peer counselor to help another cohort of students move through the program.
Sign up today!