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LAVC Family Resource Center Celebrated as a National Model

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education and College Promise Campaign Director and LAVC President Erika Endrijonas applauded the LAVC Family Resource Center as a national model for serving student parents and their families at a special reception on August 23 at the Family Resource Center.

LAVC Family Resource Center Celebrated as a National Model

A joyful crowd joined Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), and former U.S. Under Secretary of Education and College Promise Campaign Director Martha Kanter on Thursday, August 23 to celebrate the success of the LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC) as a national model for student parents and their families.

The FRC, which is the only one of its kind on a community college campus in California, helps to support Valley College students as they work to earn their certificates and degrees, advance in the workforce, care for their families, and live rewarding lives in their communities.

More than 40 members of the community joined in applauding the work of the FRC, including distinguished guests LACCD Student Trustee Kellie N. Williams, LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, LACCD Vice Chancellor Ryan Corner, and LAVC President Erika Endrijonas.

"We especially want to thank California  Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian for his support in putting in a special request in the state budget that directly supports the FRC,"noted LAVC President Erika Endrijonas. "The FRC was recently awarded a $800,000 'budget carve-out' to make capital improvements and expand services to student parents."

There were also remarks from LAVC Dean of Workforce Development Dr. Doug Marriott, LAVC FRC Director Marni Roosevelt, as well as a moving testimonial from a Valley College student parent and current FRC Program Coordinator Amber Angel. 

Representatives from the California State Chancellor's Office, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian's Office, and private foundations were also in attendance.

The FRC provides a two-generation approach for support services that assist both student parents and their children. It offers programs such as children playgroups, a baby clothes exchange, a lending library, a child-friendly study lounge, a computer lab for student parents, and a lactation room.

For more information on the LAVC Family Resource Center, visit the Family Resource Center Web site

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/5/2018 5:00:02 PM