Debt-Free College Enrollment Fair
August 4, 2022
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center are teaming up with Assemblymember Miguel Santiago to host a Debt-Free College Enrollment Fair in Boyle Heights this Friday, August 5, 2022, in celebration of the inclusion of AB 2266 (Santiago) in the FY 2022-23 State Budget. The “Free Community College For All” bill extends the LA College Promise program, allowing all returning full-time students to community colleges completely debt-free. A presentation on the popular transfer and certificate programs that East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has to offer, assistance with the community college application process, financial aid application information, as well as other resources, will also be provided during the event.
WHAT: Community College Debt-Free College Enrollment Fair Interviews will be given in English and Spanish
WHO: Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-53)
Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Los Angeles Community College District Gabriel Buelna, Ph.D., Board President, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) President Alberto J. Roman, D.P.A., East Los Angeles College
Sandy Umanzor, Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center Celina Maldonado, Former ELAC LA College Promise Student Noe Dominguez, Former ELAC LA College Promise Student
WHEN: Friday, August 5, 2022, Press Conference 9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Enrollment Event 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center (BHTYC) 1600 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
*Speaking Program will be outdoors in the BHTYC Courtyard and workshops and technical assistance will be in the BHTYC Building, 2nd Floor
WHY: Expanding free community college will encourage more students to attend community college at a time when enrollment is decreasing. In addition to community college, however, it is imperative to make college more affordable so that California has a more educated workforce. This plan is a major step toward a debt-free college for all.
VISUALS: Stations set-up for students to enroll directly in community college Staff assisting prospective students and parents
[Note: Students who enroll in the Los Angeles College Promise Program will receive a free laptop and all LACCD students are eligible to receive a free LA Metro Tap card for the 2022- 23 academic year].
RSVP: Press please RSVP to Denise Lopez via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting (559) 393-3398. Masks are highly encouraged at the event.
About Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
Assembly Member Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Los Angeles County Homelessness. He also sits on the Assembly Committees on Public Safety, Health, Higher Education, and Utilities and Energy. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park and Vernon.
About the Los Angeles Community College District
We are the Colleges of Los Angeles! LACCD (www.laccd.edu) is the nation’s largest community college district, educating about 250,000 students annually at its nine colleges that serve the residents of more than 36 cities and communities from 900 square miles of Los Angeles County. Since 1969, the District has been providing an important learning pathway for students seeking transfer to four-year colleges or universities while also offering two-year
degrees and certificated training programs to Southern California’s diverse workforce in many specialized trades and professions. Follow us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/LACCD, @LACCD, and on Twitter, https://twitter.com/laccd @laccd, and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/laccd_edu/ @laccd_edu.
Members of the LACCD Board
Gabriel Buelna, Ph.D., President | David Vela, Vice President | Nichelle Henderson, Second Vice President
Andra Hoffman | Kelsey K. Iino | Ernest H. Moreno | Steven F. Veres | Kenneth-Alan Callahan, Student Trustee