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Scholarship Workshops at Berkeley City College, Sept. 22 & Laney College, Sept. 29

18 September 2014

Scholarship Workshops

 

Peralta Colleges Foundation

With our on-line scholarship application process it is easier than ever to apply for multiple scholarships all with one application! For assistance with the application process feel free to come by one of our workshops, and bring any of your scholarship application questions!

What: BCC Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 12pm – 1:30pm

Where: Berkeley City College (BCC) Rm: 126

 

What: Laney Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, September 29, 2014 12pm – 2pm

& Friday, October 3, 2014 3pm – 5pm

Where: Laney College Rm: F-170 C

 

Visit our website at www.peraltafoundation.org

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Benefits of Organic Food Lecture Series at Laney College

8 September 2014

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Please join the Sustainability Committee at our first in a series of lectures that opens the discussion about organic food and its impact on climate, the economy and personal health.    Our first in the series will be delivered by Juiana Birnbaum.  This lecture will discuss the connection between global warming, convental food systems and the consumer-you!  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain insight into how their food is sourced.  We are often asked how to help our community learn to make better food choices for a variety of reasons. The lecture will be at Laney College, in the Forum from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome to come.

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15th Annual Historically Black College Recruitment Fair at Laney College, Sept. 10

8 September 2014

HBCUF-1Wednesday, September 10 at Laney College, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Effective today, students can begin to register online/electronically to attend the U-CAN College Fair of their choice at www.GoToCollegeFairs.com/California.

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Work Toward Your Dreams at College of Alameda, English as a Second Language (ESL)

7 September 2014

College of Alameda ESL Video

English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor Dr. Popal, with the help of other ESL faculty, staff, administrators and students at College of Alameda put together a fantastic video showcasing our ESL department. Check out the video to see what faculty and our students are saying about the ESL program at College of Alameda.

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Student Spotlight – Chandra Johnson-Malone, Laney College

5 September 2014

Student Spotlight: Chandra Johnson-Malone

Chandra Johnson-Malone managed 4 kids and a degree with the help and support of both the Laney’s CalWORKs and EOPS learning communities. From assistance to independence, her story is a testament that through hard work and a strong support system, anything is possible!

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.

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.

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

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Peralta Community College District Announces its Successful Bond Refinancing, Delivering Local Taxpayers Nearly $18 million in Savings

5 September 2014

Peralta Community College District

MEDIA  RELEASE

Contact: Rolando Bonilla

(415) 987-8025

 OAKLAND, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – Taking advantage of historically low interest rates, the Peralta Community College District announced this week its successful sale of over $157 million in bonds. By refunding its outstanding general obligation bonds, District leaders will save local taxpayers nearly $18 million over the 21-year life of the bonds.

The District’s Board of Trustees expressed their approval of the successful bond sale, touting the District’s efforts to lower the local tax burden and apply strong fiscal oversight and management in order to maximize the community’s investment in the success of the District’s students.

“The Board of Trustees has taken great care to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and prudently manage the resources with which we have been entrusted,” said Abel Guillen, President of the Board of Trustees. “This refunding will allow savings of nearly $18 million to be returned to our residents who have continuously supported our mission to train our local workforce and provide an affordable path towards higher education. I am proud of our Board for its leadership and in taking action to save local taxpayers real money.”

The District went to market with $157,725,000 in new bonds on August 20 to refund outstanding bonds approved by voters in 1992, 2000 and 2006 to enhance and modernize District facilities. The District utilized the services of Keygent LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., the lead underwriter, with Barclays Capital, Inc. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. both acting as minor underwriters.

The District’s administration, which spearheaded the Board’s direction to take advantage of favorable interest rates, noted the progress made in recent years to stabilize the District’s finances as the key to regaining the investor confidence necessary to refund the outstanding bonds and deliver local taxpayers substantial savings over the next 21 years.

“The District has taken a number of steps to strengthen internal controls and procedures, the goal of which was to refocus attention back to our budgeting and spending practices to ensure we are making every decision based upon what is best for

our students and the long-term interest of our local taxpayers,” said Peralta Community College District Chancellor José Ortiz. “We must constantly look for ways to demonstrate to our taxpayers that we are carefully managing every cent they provide us, as our ability to provide quality career and technical programs for our students and prepare them for success in the workforce is directly dependent upon their continued support for the critical role community colleges play in our region’s economy.”

About Peralta Community College District: The Peralta Community College District provides educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development. The District is comprised of four campuses serving Northern Alameda County, including the College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College, and Merritt College. Through these four campuses, Peralta Community College District supplies the region with a trained workforce in essential fields such as nursing, automotive technology, office administration, mechanics, bio-manufacturing, bookkeeping, carpentry, food service and restaurant management, and many other fields. For more information, visit www.peralta.edu.

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A Student Guide to Study Abroad eBook

4 September 2014

imagePacked with user-friendly “how to” information offered in a fun and engaging style, A Student Guide to Study Abroad includes 100 practical, easy-to-follow tips and more than 200 real-life stories from students, advisers and professionals.  Written by three leading study abroad and career experts, this guide makes it clear that study abroad is more flexible, affordable and accessible than ever before, and that there is a study abroad option for just about everyone. The guide addresses the needs of all students as it offers targeted advice for students from diverse backgrounds and different fields of study, and addresses practical considerations related to topics such as disabilities, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and financial need.

 

Topics include:

  • Deciding how to choose the right program
  • Figuring out the financials
  • Making the most of your time abroad
  • Immersing yourself in the culture
  • Staying safe and healthy
  • Transitioning back to life in the States
  • Incorporating the study abroad experience into a winning job search

 

For more information about the book, visit: www.iie.org/studentguide. For more information about the Generation Study Abroad campaign, visit www.generationstudyabroad.org.

 

You can download your free copy of A Student Guide to Study Abroad from any computer, phone, or e-reader.  Just go to www.iie.org/studentguidedownload and select the file format that works for you.

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Fall 2014 Scholarship Announcement

4 September 2014

Fall 2014 anouncement of Scholarships

Application deadline: October 13, 2014. Visit http://www.peraltafoundation.org for more information.

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Grand Re-Opening: Library Group Study Rooms at Laney College

3 September 2014

 

Pictured:  Students Adán R. Ortega and My Duyen Hoan in one of the newly opened study rooms.

Laney Library is pleased to announce the re-opening of five group study rooms on the 3rd floor of the library.  The group study rooms were out of commission for several years to accommodate office staff during renovation of the Tower Building.  Group study rooms are particularly important for collaborative learning.  An additional five study rooms on the 4th floor, which are not sound-proof, are now designated for individual use.  Students may sign up for group or individual study rooms at the Loan Desk.

Pictured: Students Adán R. Ortega and My Duyen Hoan in one of the newly opened study rooms.

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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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Study Abroad Fair at Laney College, October 1

27 August 2014

Would you like to design a study abroad program in conjunction with one of your classes?  Are you interested in learning how you can integrate an international experience into your curriculum?  If so, come meet with representations from study abroad programs and organizations that can help you design a tailor-made program!

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Study Abroad Fair Flyer (October 1st at Laney)

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Last day to add regular session classes – August 31

22 August 2014

10505193_10203760673754999_5057182785149796927_oClasses may have started Monday, but it’s not too late to add classes!  Last day to add regular session classes – August 31. ENROLL NOW!

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Fall Classes Start on Monday, August 18th!

15 August 2014

There’s still time to enroll!

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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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