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LAVC Ranked as the #2 U.S. Public Campus for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Students for Life in America recently named LA Valley College as one of the 12 best public campuses in the country for pregnant and parenting students. LAVC was signaled out as the nation's second best public college/university campus because of the scholarships, resources and support offered for student-parents through its Family Resource Center.

LAVC Ranked as the #2 U.S. Public Campus for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Los Angeles Valley College has been named to the "Top Colleges and Universities for Pregnant and Parenting Students - Public School Edition" by Students for Life in America.

LAVC earned the number two spot in its public college or university list due to its Student-Parent Scholarships for "LAVC student parents who demonstrate financial need and/or are going through a financial hardship" offered through the LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC provides resources and support to all members of the LAVC community. It organizes programs such as children playgroups, baby clothes exchange, and a lending library, and offers a child-friendly study lounge, computer lab, and lactation room.

Student Life in America, which is a pro-life youth organization, used the following criteria to determine the list of top schools that foster an environment where students can choose their child and their education:

  • must have some kind of support program or network for pregnant and/or parenting students;
  • has policies in place that specifically welcome and accept pregnant/parenting students;
  • has scholarships for pregnant/parenting students;
  • offering housing for students with dependents;
  • offers additional resources like lactation rooms, diaper decks, child care for students' children, etc.

The other institutions recognizes on the list include University of Washington, Winona State University (Minnesota), University of California, San Diego, University of Utah, Oregon State University, University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, Texas A&M University, City College of San Francisco, Norwalk Community College (Connecticut), and the University of Massachusetts. Read the article with the entire list

For more information on the LAVC Family Resource Center, visit the LAVC Family Resource Center Web page.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 11/9/2016 5:00:16 PM