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Programs and Activities for Students 


Writer's Club

Come and join the Writer’s Club! We are open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in Humanities 119. We offer free tutoring, coffee, and hundreds of dollars in scholarships through our monthly creative writing competitions. This is a fantastic space for anyone looking to improve their English speaking skills, to write creatively or analytically, or to collaborate and enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals. 

Moon Unit Literary Magazine 

Moon Unit Press, LAVC’s student-run literary magazine, publishes prose and poetry by LAVC students. Moon Unit is a great opportunity for writers interested in pursuing publication or students seeking publishing & editing experience. For current issues, submission deadlines, and editorial team opportunities, please visit (LINK) or email Kaz, the faculty advisor, at


The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Puente is open to all interested students.

A small cohort of students take English 28 (Fall) and English 101 (Spring) consecutively. These classes are taught by the same instructor who is especially is interested in Latino issues and culture. Students develop their writing skills in a supportive and stimulating environment while exploring the Mexican American/ Latino experience.

Puente students take Counseling 1 (Fall) and Counseling 20 (Spring) with the Puente counselor. Additionally, all Puente students are assigned mentors to help guide them toward their academic and professional goals.

The Puente cohort participates in culturally enrichining field trips to museums, theaters, and more. Students are also exposed to University of California Campuses such as UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley. All expenses are covered for off-campus activities. 

Interested in joining Puente? Contact:

Andres Cruzalegui, Puente Counselor (818) 778-5751

Holly Batty, Puente English Instructor (818) 947-7260




If you are interested in expanding your writing opportunities, take a look at the Theater Department course offerings, where you can explore the genre of playwriting. Every season, the Theater Department offers a variety of original and classic productions. We encourage you to get involved on campus by attending a play produced by your LAVC peers. For more information, contact the department at: 

Telephone: (818)947-2352