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OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS

Student Services Building (SSB)
3rd Floor, Room 330
Inside EOP&S

 

M-Th: 8:30am-4:30pm
F: 8:30am-1:00pm 
Sat-Sun: Closed 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director
Maria Mancia
Phone: (310) 287-4530
Email: Manciam@wlac.edu

Career Guidance Counselor Assistant
Maria Medina
Phone: (310) 287-7255
Email:
Guardianschorlars@wlac.edu

Co-Coordinator
Rosina Ehrlich
Phone: (310) 287-4319

Email: ehrlicr@wlac.edu

Co-Coordinator/Counselor
Rosa Martinez
Phone: (310) 287-4319

Email: martinr12@wlac.edu

For any general questions please call or email us at:
Phone: (310) 287-7255
Email:
Guardianschorlars@wlac.edu

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Guardian Scholars Program

Program Eligibility

  • Be a Current or Former Foster Youth between the ages of 18-24 years old

  • Apply to West Los Angeles College

  • Enroll in a min. of 9-12 units 

  • Maintain a min. of 2.00 G.P.A.

The GOAL is to assist, support, nurture, engage, and motivate current and former foster youth in their journey to obtain an associate of arts degree, certificate, or transfer to a four year university through various campus and community resources.


Are you a current or former foster youth

and need assistance in applying for

any of the following resources? 

 

Support Services Include:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Access to Computers 
  • Assistance with course enrollment
  • Assistance with Financial Aid & CHAFEE
  • Career Counseling
  • Community-Based Referrals and Resources
  • Employment Assistance
  • Housing Referrals
  • Independent Living Program (ILP) 
  • Meal Assistance
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Mentoring
  • Network Building
  • Priority Registration 
  • Student drop-in center
  • Student Success Workshops
  • Transportation Assistance​
  • Text book Assistance 
  • Tutoring
  • University Filed Trips