educational opportunity Center

 


   
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Zakia Foster

Associate Director

310.287.4476

fosterz@wlac.edu

Lachell Tillett
Associate Coordinator

310.287.4256

tilletl@wlac.edu

 

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) provides academic advisement and admission information for qualified adults who want to go to college. Sometimes, the greatest catalyst to change and achievement is information and guidance - especially for students who have just graduated high school, first time college students or those returning after an educational break, who may never have navigated through the higher educational system and need some assistance with the process.  Simply informing one about getting an education is a critical step towards meeting one's own personal education and career goals. The Educational Opportunity Center Program's objective is to make that transition easier so that students are able to reach their educational goals.

The EOC is a federally-funded program that provides participants with:

  • Information and advisement on college enrollment and the transfer process to a 4-year institution including assistance with developing an educational plan, college credit, transfer, and the application process itself.
  • Information on Financial Aid including when and how to apply and what types of need-based aid are available if accessed early and appropriately.
  • Career workshops that focus on which careers have the greatest future demands, salary and workplace environments and is helpful for steering individuals towards careers that match interests and aptitudes.
  • Academic coaching and mentoring to further support efforts in higher education and build confidence in the ability to overcome any obstacles which may have prevented the achievement of goals in the past.


The EOC works with a number of high schools, continuation schools, community-based organizations and workforce development centers in Los Angeles County.

 

ALL PROGRAM SERVICES ARE FREE!

If you do not have a high school diploma, you can still qualify for this program. We can help you find the resources to get your GED and get ready for college.

 

Qualifications

  • Entering College Student (recent high school graduate, first-time college student or returning college student)
  • Meet low-income family guidelines OR be a potential first-generation student
  • Be focused on completing a college education.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.