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Student Support And Success Programs
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Los Angeles Southwest College offers a wide variety of resources to meet the diverse needs of all of the college's students. Here are some of the popular resources and services.:
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, or CalWORKS, provides you with cash aid and support if you live with a child or children. CalWORKs services include assistance with books and supplies, work-study, academic Career and Personal Counseling. Learn more
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, or CARE, provides you with the opportunity to learn profitable career skills while getting additional support if you are single heads of households with children under 18 years of age who are receiving public assistance and want to be financially independent. Learn more
Career Pathways and Job Center
Career Pathways & Jobs Center, or the Career Center, aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and insight in career development, professional development, and employment processes. Learn more
Academic counselors can help you meet your educational, career, and personal goals, stay on track throughout the year and create an education plan so you can graduate on your time. Learn more
Disabled Students Program Services
If you have a disability, you can receive specialized services and accommodations to benefit from and be engaged in the college classes and have the opportunity to meet your educational goals. Learn more
Dream Resource Center
If you are an undocumented immigrant student, Dream Center embraces and celebrates diversity in all its forms and aims to be a resource for and their families. Learn more
Educational Talent Search
If you are in middle school or high school, the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program helps make the transition from high school to college smooth and successful. Learn more.
Extended Opportunity Program and Services
Extended Opportunity Program and Services, or EOPS, helps you with extra support if you are facing barriers with language, learning, social needs, and/or finances. Learn more.
Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
If you are receiving CalWORKs benefits and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Los Angeles County uses this program to carry out these opportunities. Learn more
If you are a former or current foster youth between the ages of 17 and 30 and who wants to go to college, the Cougar Guardian Scholars Program offers support with your academic, career, and personal goals. Learn more
Health and Wellness
The Student Health Center offers you medical services, workshops, and community outreach programs to help maintain optimum mental and physical wellness. Learn more
Gaining Access Through Education, Work, and Yielding Stability
If you are encountering barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity, GATEWAYS can provide along your academic journey so you can receive support, information, and resources to find personal stability. Learn more
International Student Program
If you are an international student, the International Student Program will assist you with the transition to our college as well as immigration documentation and academic counseling. Learn more
Mental Health Services
Are you feeling overwhelmed, upset, or depressed and aren’t sure what to do? Our supportive, sympathetic mental health counselors located in LASC's Health Center look forward to talking with you. Learn more
If you are a current and/or former foster youth who want to attend college, NextUp offers many academic, financial, and personal needs so you can meet your educational goals. Learn more
The Promise Program offers a tuition-free education if you are a first-time, full-time college student along with a dedicated support team providing a wide array of academic and student support services. Learn more
The Puente Project aims to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to succeeding generations. Learn more.
The Transfer Center will provide you with the information and resources needed to smoothly and successfully transfer to a four-year institution. Learn more.
If you are the first person in your family to go to college, can qualify for financial aid (FAFSA), and/or have a disability, TRiO Scholars offers resources and support to help achieve your academic goals. Learn more.
LASC’s TRIO STEM Scholars program is designed to give you extra support if you are interested in an allied health or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) career. Learn more
Student Success Center provides you with free academic support services to enhance learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Learn more
The Umoja community is a critical resource dedicated to you and enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African-American and other students. Learn more
Veterans Resource Center
If you are an active-duty and reserve service member, Veteran, or an eligible family member, the Veterans Resource Center is proudly here to support you. Learn more