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Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm.

Location: Administration & Career Advancement Building (ACA) 2502.

Committee Members

Raul Castillo, Director, LAVC Foundation
Deborah diCesare, Dean, Academic Affairs 
Sherri Rodriguez, Dean, Student Services

Faculty Members
Ruby Christian-Brougham, Psychology
Howard Levine, BusinessXiaoyang Liu-Behlendorf, Library
Ellie Rabani, CalWORKs
Marni Roosevelt, Child Development

Classified Members
Sorangel Hernandez, SFP Director
Nona Matatova, Grants Coordinator
Robert Medina,  College Financial Administrator
Alicen Vera, CalWORKs

Student Member
Eddie Kaufman Morrow, Comm. of Campus & Environ. Concerns

Resource Members
Michelle Fowles, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
Laurie Nalepa, Dean, Academic Affairs
Sarah Song, Associate VP Administrative Services.




Grants History


Grant UPDATES (Updated AUGUST  22, 2018)

Project Title: Veteran’s Pathway to Success - FUNDED
Funding Agency: CCCCO – Veteran’s Resource Center
Grant Amount: $ 200,000
Funding Period: 10/1/2018-212/31/2021
Project Director: Richard Brossman
Description: LAVC will use a new Guided Pathway model as a strategy to be employed in response to our student veteran’s needs. The Veterans counselor will ensure that our veterans are able to pursue a proper path and will enable them to meet their academic goals in a timely manner.

Project Title: Nursing Program Support -
Funding Agency: CCCCO
Grant Amount: $ 244,257
Funding Period: 2018-2019
Project Director: Preetha Puthiakunnel
Description: Expand or maintain capacity by enrolling additional students above current baseline enrollment capacity during this academic year.

  • Provide diagnostic assessment and support services there after including NCLEX review.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the program by tracking students.

Project Title: Tutoring and Mentoring Grant -
Funding Agency: LA County Department of Health Sciences
Grant Amount: $ 90,000
Funding Period: 2018-2019
Project Director: Kim Hollingshead
Description: The objectives are to improve study skills and provide needed resources which will lead to student success.  The program goal is to assist students with seeking employment after graduation, at Los Angeles County Health care facility.

Project Title: STEM-Forward - DENIED
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: H.S.I. Program
Grant Amount: $ 1,499,991
Funding Period: 2018-2023
Project Director: Dr. Luz Shin
Description: Develop co-requisites to provide just-in-time remediation in order to improve student learning outcomes, academic performance, and retention in introductory math courses. Implement the redesigned Math curriculum to advance more students into college-level math. Incorporate developed STEM learning activities in appropriate math courses to promote contextualized learning. Mentoring students to increase graduation and transfer rates. STEM-Forward will also provide a model for improving interdisciplinary STEM learning that will be disseminated through faculty professional development and replicated at other institutions.

Project Title: ICT & Digital Media - LA RDSN (Renewal) - SUBMITTED
Funding Agency: CCCCO EWD
Grant Amount: $ 165,000
Funding Period: 10/1/2018-6/30/2019
Project Director: Dan Watanabe
Description: This is a proposal to renew the Deputy Sector Navigator grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Department of Economic and Workforce Development Information Communications Technologies and Digital Media Sector. Working under Sector Navigator Steve Wright, the LA Region Focuses on curriculum development, revision, and articulation both upward with four year universities and down to K-12.
Project Title: Family Resource Center -
Funding Agency: Parson’s Foundation
Grant Amount: $ 50,000
Funding Period: 1/1/2019-12/31/2019
Project Director: Marni Roosevelt
Description: The Family Resource Center reduces barriers to higher education and jobs through a whole-family approach. We know there are greater opportunities for success when the family unit is strong.
Project Title: AB-798 Open Educational Resources Grant Bonus -
Funding Agency: CCCCO
Grant Amount: $ 50,000
Funding Period: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
Project Director: Meghan Cason
Description: To make education at Los Angeles Valley College more affordable for students by supporting Los Angeles Valley College faculty to adopt and/or create free and open educational materials. The expected outcome is a degree/certificate that is zero cost and success will be measured by the student's ability to complete an entire degree/certificate that is zero cost. The project will be carried out through a ZTC coordinator working with faculty and instructional designers to create OER.
Project Title: GEAR UP –
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Grant Amount:  $1, 516,253
Funding Period: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
Project Director: Nona Matatova
Description: The ultimate goal of the Los Angeles Valley College Partnership is to increase the college graduation rate of GEAR UP students. Objectives are as follows: 1) Increase academic performance and preparation for post- secondary education; 2) Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education; 3) Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation and financing; 4) Improve the college-going culture at target schools; 5) Lower the college remediation rate; and 6) Increase college persistency rates.  The project will be carried out at the schools listed above. The success will be measured by improved graduation rates from high school, increased college enrollment rates, and increased college and financial aid knowledge rates.
Project Title: Title V H.S.I. Cooperative Grant (Supplemental Funding)
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Grant Amount:  $115,722
Funding Period: 10/1/18-9/30/19
Project Director: Sorangel Hernandez
Description: The supplemental funding will go to develop robust professional development in the areas of financial literacy and cultural responsiveness training (free speech). Faculty will use this training to redesign their courses to include financial literacy and CRT in their lectures, assignments, and/or activities. Furthermore, a CRT and Financial Literacy curriculum will be developed that can be accessed by college personnel and students online.

To view the Grants History an excel file will save to your computer to help you easily filter the information. 

 (UPDATED AUGUST 22, 2018)