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Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm | Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

For any general questions please call or email us at:

Phone: (310) 287-4317

Email: Guardianschorlars@wlac.edu

 

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

Wayne Nguyen | Phone: (310) 287-4317 | Email: Nguyenht3@wlac.edu

Marie Medina | Phone: (310) 287-4317 | Email: MedinaM@wlac.edu

Kizah Vaughn | Phone: (310) 287-4317 | Email: Vaughnkk@wlac.edu

Araceli Alvarez-Nunez | Phone: (310) 287-4317 | Email: AlvareA4@wlac.edu


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.


Support Services

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