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LAVC's Strengthening Working Families is a 2018 Bellwether Award Finalist

Congratulations to LAVC's Strengthening Working Families project for being named one of the top 10 community college workforce development programs in the nation out of 1,200 applicants. It was recognized with a 2018 Bellwether Finalist Award in the workforce development category.

LAVC's Strengthening Working Families is a 2018 Bellwether Award Finalist

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)'s Strengthening Working Families project was recently recognized as one of top 10 workforce development programs out of 1,200 applicants across the nation at the 2018 Bellwether Awards in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 

The Bellwether Awards are presented by the University of Florida Institute of Higher Education to outstanding and innovative programs and practices across the country in the three award categories. The winners and finalist were announced at the 2018 Community Colleges Futures Assembly Closing Session & Bellwether Awards Luncheon.

LAVC was nominated for the Workforce Development category, which recognizes community college programs featuring public and/or private strategic alliances and partnerships that promote community and economic development. 

LACCD Board of Trustees Member Andra Hoffman, LAVC President Dr. Erika Endrijonas, LAVC Dean of Adult/Community Education and Workforce Development Dr. Doug Marriott, LAVC Family Resource Center Director Marni Roosevelt, and LAVC Family Resource Center Program Coordinator Amber Angel accepted the 2018 Bellwether Finalist Award for Workforce Development for the LAVC's Strengthening Working Families project.

The LAVC Family Resource Center piloted the Strengthening Working Families project in 2016, which provides workforce academy participants and low-income parents—particularly single mothers—with access to job training and family resources to help them balance family obligations, and obtain living wage jobs. In addition, participants learn skills needed for building their own community of support, and receive mental health counseling to help with the transition into employment. For more information, visit the LAVC Family Resource Center's Strengthening Working Families Web page.
 

Pictured (left to right): LAVC Dean Doug Marriott, LACCD Board Member Andra Hoffman, LAVC President Erika Endrijonas, LAVC Family Resource Center Director Marni Roosevelt, and LAVC Family Resource Center Coordinator Amber Angel. (Courtesy of Amber Angel)

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/21/2018 5:00:09 PM