Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support Program (CAFYES) is a supplemental component of the existing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program at ELAC. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the capacity of ELAC to support the higher education success, health and well-being of former foster youth who are enrolled.
Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) combines on-the-job experience with limited classroom instruction. It is designed to expand students’ skills and knowledge and to improve self-understanding by integrating classroom study with supervised work experience.
The Cougar Guardian Scholars Program assists former foster youth between the ages of 17 and 23 in their efforts to gain a college education by offering scholarships and support services necessary for their academic success. The Cougar Guardian Scholars Program provides the opportunity to change individual lives and make dreams come true.
The Career Technical Education (CTE) program provides competency-based and academically integrated career training in 15 industry sectors. CTE courses prepare students for entry-level employment, career advancement, and industry certification.
Echoes of Hope’s Gifts of Hope program accepts grant requests for educational support tools such as books, computers, software, internet access, and other school supplies both for individual students/families, and for schools or after school centers. Recipients of these “gifts” are selected via a careful screening process by Echoes of Hope staff and board.
ELAC Dream Weaver’s student club promotes student services awareness to foster youth. This club provides the following: peer mentoring opportunities, campus tours, scholarship opportunities, financial assistance with book rental fees through ASU, parking pass fees, get connected to workshops geared to academic, living skills, and much more!
We are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Adult and Career Education. We have two main campuses, Venice Skills Center and Emerson Campus as well as additional campuses across West Los Angeles. We offer low-cost classes in the following areas: CTE (Career Technical Eduction) courses designed for those who want to upgrade their job skills or train for a new career.
EOP has been committed to helping disadvantaged students to attend the University. The Cal State L.A. EOP has eleven counselors and over 30 staff members dedicated to provide EOP students the services and the support they need to successfully complete their college education. The collective experiences of our staff and other members of the EOP family are ready to help students meet the challenges of attending a university.
The mission of EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) at Los Angeles Valley College is to assist eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational challenges. To increase access, retention and goal completion, EOPS provides the following "over and above" services: -counseling -tutoring -textbook vouchers -workshops -priority registration -progress monitoring -and other services
EOPS's primary goal is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students’ handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS Services include: priority registration; academic and personal counseling; peer advisement; tutoring; transfer assistance; partial book vouchers; and book grants.