While the definition of “homeless” varies, it often includes those residing in shelters or cars, doubling up with other families or living on the street. Homelessness also has far-reaching consequences on academic achievement: It really undermines a student’s ability to do well in school. Their grades often suffer, and with lower test scores and overall,their chances of graduating are slimmer. They can barely escape their conditions of poverty long enough to complete their degrees. With the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reporting enrollment of up to 200,000 homeless students by June 30, 2019, LACCD is anticipating a sharp rise in homeless student enrollments at its nine (9) community colleges.In this midst of the housing crisis experienced by thousands of people in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Community College District has partnered up with the Los Angeles Marathon "Run for Charity Program" to fight student homelessness. Together, we will work to provide stability to homeless students in a time of stress and transition, and for those who do not have a permanent home to live in, we will help them to achieve academic success so they can break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Your financial support will provide food vouchers to give to students who lack funds for adequate food and meals.
The Foundation for Los Angeles Community Colleges has been approved once again as an official non-profit charity partner for both the LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 7, 2020, and the LA Marathon and Charity Half-Marathon, taking place on Sunday, March 8, 2020. We are excited to invite our students, our faculty, and our staff, partners and supporters, to participate in these fun, exciting, and highly prestigious events and help us provide more wraparound programs to achieve Student success! You can participate as a walker, runner or volunteer! ...or give a donation to our campaign. Your participation will help us to compete in these events consisting of 140 or more runners, walkers, and wheelchair cyclists– of all age groups: Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen-Xers, Y's and Z's from our 9 colleges and our district office. We're building a healthy, productive, and skilled workforce for our city, our state, and our nation – and – we need your partnership to accomplish it. SIGNUP TODAY!
In accordance with Article 16, Section 6 of the California State Constitution and the Government Code Section 8314, the Los Angeles Community College District shall not make any gift or authorize the making ofany gift, of any public money, or thing of value to any individual. Therefore,the activities mentioned herein are being made available solely through the donations accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, organizations or other entities from which outright gifts and gift commitments have been provided to The Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges, a 501(c)3nonprofit entity, which is an official charity partner of the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon, Charity Run and Big 5K events presented by ASICS.
Helps keep any one of our students stay enrolled in classes when "life happens" and a family emergency/tragedy occurs.
Helps a homeless student in one of our colleges pay for a textbook/tool needed for class this semester.
Helps our "single mom/dad" student keep his/her utilities on at home for the children.
Buys breakfast/lunch for 4 of our homeless students or students experiencing "food shortages".
Buys breakfast/lunch for at least 1 of our homeless student or student experiencing "food shortages".