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Los Angeles Valley College Valley Weekly

Valley Weekly - February 15-21, 2021


Campus News & Announcements

LAVC Foundation Scholarships Now Available

Apply now for LAVC Foundation Scholarships! Scholarships range from $250 to as much as $2,000 each! Go to LAVC Foundation Scholarship Application and answer a series of questions about yourself and your academics. For more information, view the Foundation Scholarship List and the Scholarship FAQs.

Laptops & Technology Grants are Available

LAVC will provide grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes. Learn how to apply for Laptops/Tablet, Technology & Basic Needs Grants

Are you a current/former foster youth?

NextUp/Guardian Scholars provides a sense of community, while offering current and former foster youth financial grants, counseling, book vouchers, meal vouchers and much more to ensure academic/career success. For more information, please email NextUp/Guardian Scholars and complete the online application by Friday, March 5, 2021.

Are you a single parent receiving cash assistance?

CARE provides students with additional resources and support with supportive counseling, tailored workshops and financial assistance for childcare-related expenses. For eligibility information, please email EOPS and complete the online application by Friday, March 5, 2021.

Run for Student Government

It’s time to run for student government position for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 school year. Apply by Monday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. To learn more and apply, read the LAVC ASU Elections Information.

President’s Day Holiday (Campus Closed)

Friday-Monday, February 12-15

The campus is closed for the President's Day holiday weekend. Campus offices and services will reopen, and classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

Black History Month: Guest Speaker De’Von Truvel

Tuesday, February 16 at 12 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Join LAVC's Umoja Black Scholars and learn about the real businesses and events of Northern Tulsa, Oklahoma one of the most economically successful communities in American History from our guest speaker and founder/creator of Play Black Wall Street...De'Von Truvel! To attend this presentation, register online

CSUN Harambee Webinar

Wednesday, February 17 at 2 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

If you are part of LAVC's Umoja Black Scholars' program, this event is designed to connect you with the Black community at CSUN. Hear from current students, faculty and staff and get answers to questions you may have about their campus and community. To RSVP for this event, register online.

Black History Month: Guest Speaker Fahren James—Founder of BLM South Pasadena

Thursday, February 18 at 1 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Join LAVC's Anti-Racism Committee and Umoja Black Scholars for a lively conversation with guest speaker Fahren James of BLM South Pasadena on the role of 21st century activism and the roles of students in organizing, mobilizing, and contributing to the movement. View the event flyer.To register for this event, contact Phung Huynh, and provide your full name and email address.

Los Angeles Black College Expo

Friday, February 19 from 3-7 p.m. & Saturday, February 20 from 12-3 p.m.

The California Black College Expo is a 2-Day virtual event for students to get access to colleges, highlighting HBCUs and other educational programs. Students can get accepted on the spot, get college application fees waived and get scholarships as well! For more information and tickets, visit the Black College Expo California.

Sneak Peak for Next Week 

Black History Month: Guest Speaker Dr. Tyrone Howard

Tuesday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m.

Listen to keynote speaker, Dr. Tyrone Howard, director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA and Inaugural Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. To attend this virtual event, register online in advance.

One Book One College: Virtual Visit with Eating Animals Author, Jonathan Safran Foer

Wednesday, February 24 at 9 a.m, 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Want to know more about the food we eat and how it's made? Listen to Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of Eating Animals, in one of four different sessions on February 24. Register online (put “LA Valley College” for the Institution or Organization)

Umoja Student Leadership Summit (SLS)

Wednesday, February 24

LAVC Umoja Black Scholars and Black Student Union* students are invited to this year's leadership summit where you will have a space to convene, train, and organize to go forward and assume leader roles in your local programs and communities. If interested, contact Dr. Elliott Coney. (*BSU Membership is mandatory for this event).

Umoja XVI Conference

Thursday, February 25-Saturday, February 27

This year's virtual Umoja Conference will feature powerful workshops, engaging speakers, exciting raffles, conscious entertainment, virtual fellowship and much more! If interested, contact Dr. Elliott Coney.

More Upcoming Events

LAVC Calendar of Events

To find out a complete list of upcoming Los Angeles Valley College events and academic dates/deadlines, check the online LAVC Calendar of Events.


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please use the links above to contact the event organizer as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.