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Peralta Matters – Career Pathways Partnership

10 December 2014

Peralta Matters 30: Career Pathways Partnership

We’re talking about Career Pathways this month on Peralta Matters. The Peralta Community College District is the fiscal agent for a $15 million grant linking local school districts with community colleges to train our youth for jobs in the 21st century. Karen Engels, from the Department of Educational Services, describes our work in this exciting partnership. And we highlight the Machine Technology program at Laney College, with Department Chair Louis Quindlen and father/daughter students Mike and Jackie Feeney, who both got good jobs after participating in the program.

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    AND STILL WE DANCE… “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within” at Laney College, Dec. 12-13

    1 December 2014


    Witness the artistry of Laney’s ILO ~ Communication, through the lens of dance! Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 8:00PM in the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center. General Admission $15.00. Students, Seniors & Children $10.00.

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      Benefits of Organic Foods Lecture #4 at Laney College with Victory V. Lee, Dec. 4

      26 November 2014

      POSTER -  Victory Lee -- WIP -- HEALTH BENEFITS  OF  ORGANIC  FOOD-4-1Thursday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the Laney College Forum.

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        Peralta Engineering Medicine/Science (PEMS) hosting Pre-Med Workshop by UCSF, Nov. 25

        20 November 2014

        PEMSTuesday, November 25, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Laney College in Room B210. To RSVP email

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          Open Door Mission Food Drive at Laney College, Nov. 20 – Dec. 15

          20 November 2014

          Open Door Mission Food Drive Flyer (PDF)

          Please bring your contributions to the Laney College Library, Thursday, November 20 thru Monday, December 15 by 4:00 p.m. Library Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00AM – 8:00PM and Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM

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            Short Films for Mental Health at Laney College, Nov. 17

            13 November 2014


            Free Admission. Dinner & Discussion. Monday, November 17 at Laney College located in D200. For more information go to

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              International Education Week at the Peralta Colleges, November 17-21

              13 November 2014

              IEW FlyerA celebration and promotion of International Education and Exchange. For more information contact Thomas Torres-Gil at or call (510) 587-7835.

              The Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week!  This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

              Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel.  Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!

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                Tobacco-less Clubs Reduce Smoking On Campus Meeting at Laney College, Nov. 18

                13 November 2014

                Tobacco_lessTuesday, November 18 at the Laney College Bistro. Lunch will be provided.

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                  Ebola Relief Effort at Laney College, Nov. 21

                  13 November 2014


                  Food packing event on Friday, November 21 at the Laney College Student Center located on the 1st floor.

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                    Laney College Department of Dance Presents Afro-Cuban November Workshops, Nov. 25 – 26

                    6 November 2014


                    Upcoming Afro-Cuban Master Dance Workshops at Laney College will be taught by the renown Dolores Perez of Afro-Cuba de Matanzas and Ana Perez of Los Munequitos de Matanzas! Dance for a vibrant life!


                    Instructor Bios:

                    Ana Herrera Perez:
                    Ana Perez Herrera has been the lead vocalist and dancer for Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, since 1980. Los Muñequitos de Matanzas is one of the highest regarded masters of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and dance, especially known for Rumba.

                    Ana grew up with a rich family culture, a descendent of the Villamil Family, who developed artistically the seat of Afro-Cuban Folklore. She is not only an accomplished rumba dancer, highly sought after for classes and workshops worldwide, but her distinctive voice, has added an essential dimension to the Muñequitos sound, with her ease of singing in a very high range.

                    Dolores Perez Herrera:
                    Dolores Perez is one of Cuba’s greatest singers and dancers from the province of Matanzas. She was one of the founding member of Afro Cuba de Matanzas and can be heard on all of their recordings. She is best known for her performances on Caridad

                    An Omo Ochun and a Madrina to many, Dolores was featured in Afrocuba’s 1987 trip to the Smithsonian Folkway Festival.

                    Dolores is an ahijada of her aunt Tomasa Villamil, the Matriarch of the Villamil family. Tomasa’s grandparents were two musicians from Oyo, Nigeria, the old imperial Yoruba capital. They were kidnapped and brought over to Cuba in the 1880’s. The family has given Matanzas many of its best musicians, singers, and dancers.

                    Prior to joining Afrocuba, Dolores sang and danced with Los Portuarios, La Imaliana, and in the Carnival Comparsas in Matanzas. In addition to her overwhelming talents as a singer, Dolores is also a well-respected teacher of dance.

                    She has lead and participated in Afro-Cuban folkloric workshops world wide; both by invitation and while touring with Afro Cuba de Matanzas.

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                      Peralta News – Cosmetology at Laney College

                      3 November 2014

                      Arts & Culture: Cosmetology

                      The Laney College Cosmetology Program prepares students in all phases of cosmetology! The program consists of training in theoretical foundations, hands-on experience, business knowledge, professional and ethical practices and prepares students for licensure examination through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

                      Earn a Certificate of Completion or an Associate in Arts Degree at a fraction of the cost, for more information, please visit:

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                        Study Abroad Financial Aid Workshop at Laney College, November 5

                        28 October 2014

                        Study Abroad Financial Aid Workshop (November 5th)If you are interested in studying abroad but not sure how you can afford to, or how to assist students, come to this very important information STUDY ABROAD FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP.  Representatives from Financial Aid will speak to PCCD faculty, staff and students about how to apply for financial aid to help cover the costs of studying abroad.  You don’t want to miss this event!

                        Date: Wednesday, November 5th
                        Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
                        Where: Laney College (Room E-254)

                        For more information contact Drew Gephart at (510) 587-7834 or

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                          Peralta News – Board Spotlight October 7, 2014

                          14 October 2014

                          Board Spotlight: 7 OCT 2014

                          The October 7 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured a Legislative Update by our Sacramento lobbyists.  The Machine Technology Program at Laney College was presented as a Program of Distinction.  And Board members had a spirited discussion about the $15 million Career Pathways grant.

                          To view this or past meetings, please visit our meeting archives at:

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                            Transfer Day at Laney College, October 14

                            9 October 2014


                            Meet Representatives From Over 35 Colleges on Tuesday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Laney College Quad. For more information call (510) 464-3135.

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                              Panel on Unaccompanied Minors and Mass Detention at Laney College, October 13

                              9 October 2014


                              The Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action and the Laney College Ethnic Studies Department invites you to a community panel on Mass Detention and Unaccompanied Minors on Monday, October 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Laney College Theater.

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                                • Peralta Colleges

                                  Friday 19 December 2014
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                                • Peralta Community College District

                                  The district comprises four campuses serving northern Alameda County.