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Phone: (818) 947-2976
Fax: (818) 947-2975
Location: ACA 1101

Hours *
Mon 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thur 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 12:00pm

* Hours subject to change without notice.







CalWORKs Staff

Ellie Rabani, Director
Alicen Vera, Coordinator
Kristine Aslanyan, Counselor
Liliana Fanelli, Counselor

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and grants.

One of the best ways to find out about scholarships and grants is to visit the LAVC Foundation.

Our program will also post scholarship opportunities on this page and on our Facebook page

Current scholarship opportunity:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is Accepting Scholarship Applications! 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The deadline for students to apply is early December 2014. The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly competitive selective scholarship that provides up to $40,000 per year for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. Scholarship candidates must be an enrolled student at an accredited community college with a sophomore status (or be a recent graduate), hold a 3.5 GPA or above, have a plan to transfer to a 4-year college to begin studies in Fall 2015, and demonstrate unmet financial need. Applicants must complete an online application, submit two online recommendations from their professors, and submit parent financial forms by the application deadline. Since 2013, five LAVC students were awarded this scholarship and transferred to UC Berkeley, Stanford and Georgetown University. For more information, visit

The Valley College CalWORKs program has worked with many grants and scholarships that have assisted students in reaching their goals.  Here are just a few....

CalWORKs Scholarship (LAVC Foundation)

The CalWORKs Scholarship is established for students who are currently enrolled at LAVC and is eligible for the CalWORKs program.  Students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship in the Foundation office.  Scholarship applications are available at the Foundation Office (Room 100 Admin Bldg.) Generally, scholarships are made available in mid January with deadlines for submission falling generally in mid March. If you have questions about scholarships and their guidelines, please call (818) 947-2700.

Verizon Literacy Champion and Sean Astin Scholarships

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) provides the Verizon Literacy Champion Program, which was established in 1998. The Verizon Literacy Program has raised millions of dollars for literacy programs across the country. It is a comprehensive national campaign of philanthropy, customer outreach, employee participation, and corporate partner collaboration. It is designed to reach nearly 92 million Americans who have serious problems with literacy.

NCFL is honored to have the commitment of Sean and Christine Astin as Verizon Literacy Champions. They are assisting NCFL in advocating for family literacy issues across the country.

100_0488A.jpgThe Verizon Foundation has commited a $30,000 grant to establish the Sean and Christine Astin Literacy Champion Scholarships, which will go to adult learners to attend Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC). Sean and Kristine are alumnus of the college. They announced the scholarship awards at a reception at LAVC on October 22, 2004. Sean and Christine’s roles as NCFL’s Literacy Champion is to help promote the importance of family literacy services for families in need, as well as encourage businesses and the public to support NCFL through volunteerism and/or donations.

100_0485a.jpg“I play many roles - parent, actor, advocate for literacy – but my most important role is reading to my child," reports Sean. "This is why I am the National Center for Family Literacy’s Verizon Literacy Champion. My role is to encourage parents to create good reading habits in their home - model how toenjoy good books, read with their children and make reading a fun activity.“