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Student Spotlight – Arthur Savangsy, Laney College

29 August 2014

Student Spotlight: Arthur Savangsy

Arthur shares his past struggles and future plans with PeraltaTV. With help from the b2b program at Laney College, he found the support network needed to keep him moving forward with his educational goals.

What is the b2b Learning Community?


The b2b learning community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/eops/

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    Alameda County Summit for Youth Justice & Education at Laney College, Sept. 13

    27 August 2014

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    Peralta Colleges is proud to partner with the Alameda County of Education for the Alameda County Summit for Youth Justice & Education on September 13 at the Laney College Forum, which will gather educators, community leaders, youth and political advocates who are committed to supporting education instead of incarceration.

    REGISTER today to learn what others are doing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and gather as a community to take action on behalf of ALL youth in Alameda County whether or not they are involved in the juvenile justice system.

    Keynote presentations by: Dr. Shawn Ginwright, national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development, Dr. Monique W. Morris, author and social justice scholar, and George Galvis restorative justice leaders and statewide advocate for justice-involved youth.

    Join us to engage with statewide and local leaders in education and juvenile justice reform through interactive workshops on: Youth participatory action research, Family/ parent engagement for justice-involved youth, Traumatic healing support for youth & adult service providers, Alternative models to juvenile detention, College and career pathways for youth and Restorative Justice models

    Register to attend and invite your students and student groups to join you so they can have a voice in this important conversation!

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      Student Spotlight – Elizabeth Cardenas, Laney College

      15 August 2014

      Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Cardenas

      Elizabeth shares her story of struggles and triumph with PeraltaTV. With the support of Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) at Laney College, she’s well on her way to help others find their path through life.

      EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

      For more information, please visit the Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) at Laney College

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        Peralta News – EOPS/CalWORKS/b2b & CARE at Laney College

        8 August 2014

        Academic Excellence: EOPS/CalWORKS/b2b & CARE

        Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
        EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

        Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs”
        The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of supportive student services to ensure each student a success! Since 1998, Laney College has taught, trained, counseled and helped students on Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) find a job through its CalWORKs Program.

        Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
        CARE is a supplemental component of EOPS. It is designed to motivate, encourage and support single parents on Welfare (TANF) who desire job-relevant education in order to break the dependency cycle and become self-sufficient.

        b2b Learning Community
        The b2b Learning Community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.

        For more information about these learning communities, click here

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          District Flex Day, August 13, Laney College

          6 August 2014

          PCCD August 13, 2014 flex day[2](1)Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend District Flex Day on August 13, 2014, at Laney College in the Odell Johnson Theater. For more information, please visit http://web.peralta.edu/staff-development/

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            P-SPAN – Laney College Sustainability Symposium

            17 July 2014

            The Peralta Community College District (Peralta District), the Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies (ISPS) and Sustainable Pacific Rim Cities (SPRC) along with Bay Area leaders in pre-disaster planning presented a special 2014 Resilient City and Sustainability Symposia commemorating the on-going efforts and partnerships around Sustainability and Resiliency work in the Bay Area. This one-day symposium highlighted representatives from these Bay Area Cities, local university/college researchers as well as industry leaders and professionals from the Bay Area involved in cutting edge sustainability work from community analytics to eco-water treatment systems. This event took place at Laney College, on April 25, 2014.

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            P-SPAN #374: Laney College Sustainability Symposium, Part 1 of 2

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            P-SPAN #375: Laney College Sustainability Symposium, Part 2 of 2

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              P-SPAN – 2014 Graduation Coverage

              17 July 2014

              Berkeley City College Graduation: May 22, 2014

              P-SPAN #378: Berkeley City College Graduation 2014

               

              College of Alameda Graduation: May 23, 2014

              P-SPAN #376: College of Alameda Graduation 2014

               

              Laney College Graduation: May 24, 2014

              P-SPAN #379: Laney College Graduation 2014

               

              Merritt College Graduation: May 21, 2014

              P-SPAN #377: Merritt College Graduation 2014

               

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                Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 24, 2014

                30 June 2014

                Board Spotlight: 24 JUN 2014

                The June 24 meeting of the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees began with inspirational words by Classified Senate President James Blake.  Trustee Handy reported on the White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans hosted by Laney College.  Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Calvin Madlock proposed a series of workshops on the current state and future of our Information Technology.  And Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance Susan Rinne outlined minor changes to the proposed 2014-15 budget reflecting the recently passed State budget.

                 

                (Watch the full Board of Trustees meeting below)

                Board of Trustees Meeting June 24, 2014

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                  New Student Trustees Sworn-In

                  11 June 2014

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                  Two new student trustees were sworn-in last night at the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees meeting. Board President Abel Guillén, center, administered the oath of office to Jeramy Rolley, left, who has been active in the College of Alameda (COA) community, and Carl Oliver, right, who has been active at Laney College. Both co-trustees represent all students from the four Peralta Colleges. Their terms end 5/31/2015.

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                    2014 Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans at Laney College, June 13-14

                    9 June 2014

                    BptHDfWCUAERjZyWhite House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM – Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT) at Laney College. Register Now!

                     

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                      Laney Student Jiayan Lu Awarded the John & Deborah Tunis Scholarship

                      5 June 2014

                      Jiayan Lu

                      This $500 scholarship is available to support female and/or minority students who demonstrate financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and an interest in pursuing their career and degree in one of three categories: math/science including the health sciences, business/industry, or vocational education. Additional criteria include the applicant’s volunteer and community service activities and achievements.

                      Jiayan is an immigrant from China and she is the first in her family to attend college.  She a Business major and has already been accepted to UC Davis, CSU East Bay and San Jose State University, and more.  Jiayan works as a Peer Advisory for EOPS, assisting students who are challenged by language, socioeconomic, and educational disadvantages.

                      Jiayan’s accomplishments stem from hard lessons she had to learn that resulted from several unfortunate circumstances in her personal life.  She is a full time student while working part time.  After her father’s accident, her life turned upside down.  Her mother had to quit her job to take care of him. Jiayan, had to work because she is now the only breadwinner in her family. Instead of feeling defeated, she believes that her struggles can also be the source of her strength, motivating her to become more mature, patient, confident and strong

                      Jiayan’s dream is to work at a non-profit organization and contribute to communities by exploring and solving economic problems.  She said that college is the first step toward fulfilling her lifelong dream.  In addition to school and work, she volunteers at the Korean United Methodist Church, organizing and distributing food to low income people in Oakland.  She understands the needs of the people she works with because she can identify with them. This is why she is eager to help.

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                        Peralta News – 2014 Sustainability Festival at Laney College

                        29 May 2014

                        Peralta News: 2014 Sustainability Festival

                        The Peralta College District hosted the annual Sustainability Festival on the Laney College Campus. It was a beautiful day with over 50 vendors and organizations offering information on integrating sustainable living into our daily lives. There was music, a live art project, bike adjustments, capoeira demonstrations, free food and so much more!

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                          Outstanding Grads of the Class of 2014: Meet Érika Padilla-Morales

                          23 May 2014

                          Erika Padilla MoralesÉrika Padilla-Morales  is a nontraditional Laney College student who hails from Puerto Rican roots. Her academic career was reignited in 2011 after a decade of working with underserved youth in the classroom. She wants to translate this professional experience to the healthcare field and serve young people living with cancer. Her goal to work in pediatric oncology has begun with volunteering at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in their Communitas Program and will continue as she earns her bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine.

                          Érika thanks her Laney family, including APASS, TRiO, DSPS and Gateway to College programs for supporting her growth as a scholar. They helped her tap into a peer and mentor network passionate about education. She balances her academic work by doing outreach for the Peralta Colleges and volunteering for Bay Area health, arts and food justice organizations. she has found much joy in the comfort of Laney’s dance community and the hospitality of the Laney Bistro.

                          Graduating tomorrow with Laney College’s Class of 2014, Érika once thought she was incapable of academic work. Through the encouragement of instructors and administrators and inspired by the thousands of young people she has served in the Bay Area, she has exceeded her own expectations. Érika was a 2013 California Academic Team Member and received several scholarships from the Peralta Colleges Foundation, including the Oakland Promise and Foundation Scholars awards.

                          She is honored to be selected as a 2014 Dean’s Medallion recipient and is proud to stand with her fellow Eagles as a member of the Class of 2014. Érika appreciates Laney College and all of the Peralta Colleges for its dedication to omnis enim scientia — knowledge for all.

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                            PAAAA Honors 2014 Student Scholarship Recipients

                            12 May 2014

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                            The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) held its 16th annual scholarship reception on Friday, May 2, 2014.

                            With a record number of applicants, PAAAA recognized nine African American students attending Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College, who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills, and community service in the various communities where they live, work and study.

                             

                            Congratulations to the 2014 PAAAA Scholarship Recipients!

                            Berkeley City College: Robyn Walker, Troy Dotson & Theresa Ary

                            College of Alameda: Randi Elaine Stewart & Selma Adam

                            Laney College: Erica Thompson & Eddie Heard

                            Merritt College: Shalita Williams & Corey Spears

                             

                            Since 1998, PAAAA has distributed over $65,000 in scholarships to Peralta students.

                            Click here to view pictures from this year’s reception.

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                              Peralta News – Gateway to College at Laney College

                              12 May 2014

                              Academic Excellence: Gateway to College

                              Gateway to College is a scholarship program that provides academically and economically disenfranchised Alameda County residents 16 to 20 years old with an opportunity to experience success in an academically rigorous, supportive and safe environment as they pursue their high school diplomas and transition into a college.

                              To keep students on the right track to success, one-on-one support is provided by dedicated GtC counselors. All GtC classes are college classes, and the program is fully integrated with Laney College.

                              Interested students 16 – 20 are welcomed to apply. Enrollments are once a year so please contact Gateway to College staff to start on the application process. click here

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