The final full week of Los Angeles Southwest College's Black History Month celebration kicks off at noon Tuesday, Feb. 23, on Zoom with a healing Memorial Circle that will honor ancestors and loved ones that have transitioned from this life to next. Continue their legacy, say their names. Learn more.
Try to guess what famous Black historical figures are being portrayed on screen and be rewarded for your knowledge at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, on Zoom. Gift cards will be provided to the winners. Learn more.
LASC's annual Read-In Event will focus on the speech "King's Challenge to the Nation's Social Scientists" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, on Zoom. Readers will reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and the relevance of his words in our lives today. Register here or learn more.
Reclaim yoga's Egyptian roots, activate your body's energy centers, and focus on your breath in an "Introduction to Kemetic Yoga" session with Ebony Yoga at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, on Zoom. Learn more.
LASC's theater program have created a powerful piece of theater with their new virtual project titled "George Floyd." The performance will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. The students recently presented it at the Region 8 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and were awarded "Outstanding Ensemble." Watch the show.
The African American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) is inviting you to its Black History Month celebration at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, featuring music, games, networking, and special remarks from Dr. Edward Bush, co-founder of the African-American Male Education Network and Development (A2Mend). Register here. Submissions are also being accepted for the #unitychallenge (watch this video for details).
Students will be able to channel their emotions into a masterpiece at 1 p.m. March 3 at the "Paint & Breathe" event on Zoom. LASC's art faculty member Santos Vazquez will lead the session. Learn more. The first 30 students who register will receive art supplies.
In celebration of Black History Month, LASC's Art Gallery is pleased to present “Agency: Reclamation of Our Stories” - a solo virtual exhibition by Gena Rynae Smith. To view the exhibition, visit the Gallery's Facebook page.
There is still time to register for Spring Semester classes! Add a class or two and get closer to your goals be it reaching the Commencement stage, transferring, or getting hired at your dream job. Learn more. Monday, Feb. 22, is the deadline to add a full-term Spring Semester class. Late-start classes begin April 12.
Hip Hop Congress represents the merger of artists and students, music and community. Its mission is to use Hip Hop culture to inspire young people to get involved in social action, civic service, and cultural creativity. Get involved! Fill out this interest form and they will contact you! The first meeting of the semester is at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, on Zoom.
Did you know that LASC has the only TRiO STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)? Are you interested in transferring to a college or university in a STEM or STEM-affiliated major? Then considering joining the TRiO STEM Scholars Program at LASC! Learn more.
LASC's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs are actively involved in bringing more opportunities to students related to their career. The STEM programs' first newsletter is where a student can find information and opportunities to further his or her education. Read more.

LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) will be providing free immigration legal consultations for the Spring Semester. Consultations include assistance with applications for DACA, citizenship, pathways to legalization, and more. Book your appointment here.
To provide students with reliable, high-speed internet access — and in keeping with social-distancing directives issued by county, state, and national officials — LASC is launching “Drive-Up Wi-Fi.” Drive to LASC, park in our parking lot and get FREE Wi-Fi! Learn more.
SAVE THE DATE: LACCD’s African American Outreach Initiative program presents the 2021 Virtual Black Graduation Celebration: A Cultural Ceremony Honoring Students! The celebration is from 3-5 p.m. May 25. Learn more.
LASC's Associated Students Organization has openings for executive board and commissioner positions. Also, applications are being accepted to serve as the student trustee on the LACCD Board of Trustees. Learn more.
SAVE THE DATES: The filing period to petition for 2021 Spring Semester graduation or a Certificate of Completion is from Tuesday, Feb. 23, to March 26. Contact your LASC counselor to learn more at
Do you need support with Canvas? LASC has support available for all students on Zoom from noon to 1 and 3-4 p.m. Mondays, noon to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. Questions? Email Learn more.
In the interest of furthering the educational objectives of students, LASC's Library will make available a Google Chromebook or Surface GO for one academic year for LASC students actively enrolled at the college. Learn more.

LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) will be have a presentation on the latest immigration information at noon Thursday, Feb. 25. Register here.
LASC's Dream Resource Center will be hosting a virtual California Dream Act workshop at noon Tuesday, Feb. 23, to assist students with their Dream Act application prior to the March 2 deadline. Learn more.

Do you want to transfer to a four-year university? Learn how being a TRiO Scholars program participant can help you achieve your educational transfer goals from 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 17 on Zoom. Learn more.
All LASC students are invited to a weekly workgroup put on by our Guided Pathways program to have your voice be heard in shaping the future of the college at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Learn more. There will also be a free digital gift card giveaway.
LASC's Multipurpose Room 127 in the SoCTE Building will serve as a polling place for the upcoming state Senate District 30 election. Voters can cast their ballots from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through March 1 as well as from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, March 2. Candidates running to fill this seat can be viewed here.

All LASC students can receive free academic tune-ups on a variety of subjects that are all just a mouse-click away with online tutoring on NetTutor in two ways:
  • Through Canvas by clicking on the "NetTutor" link in any Canvas shell
  • Click "Online Tutoring" once you've logged in here.
LASC's Student Success Center provides free academic support services online to enhance student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Learn more here. The center will also be hosting workshops in February and March. Check them out here.
LASC's Spring Semester information guide for students details support and resources available such as tutoring, health and technology. Learn more. LASC students can live chat with our support programs this Spring Semester by visiting this link. Information on resources such as housing, WiFi, and food accessibility are also available here.
LASC has initiated a hotline for
students to get answers to questions or concerns they might have related to LACCD or LASC operations as well as the impact of COVID-19. Contact the FreshDesk/FreshCaller hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at (323) 274-1680 or by emailing

If you need some support with Canvas, this video gives a nice overview of how to navigate it. Also, Canvas makes some helpful guides to answer your questions. Have more questions about Canvas? Students should send an email to
LASC's Financial Aid Office encourages students to utilize GetAnswers, an online library of short 60-90 second videos accessible on-demand. GetAnswers' videos detail complex financial aid information in an easy to understand style. Learn more.
West Angeles Community 
Development Corporation has a $50,000 grant to assist residents within the zip codes of 90008 and 90043 that are having problems paying rent due to COVID-19. For eligibility and how to apply, send an email to
Martin Luther King Community Medical Group is making COVID-19 vaccines available to seniors living within a five-mile radius of the Martin Luther King Community Medical Group East Compton and Wilmington clinics. Appointments are required and the cost is free. No walks-ins. Learn more.
Microsofts has created a "Blacks at Microsoft" (BAM) scholarships. The BAM Scholarship was created to enable Black and African American students to attend college and pursue a career in technology. The goal is to empower future generations to do and be more. The deadline is March 31. Learn more.

LASC knows there are a lot of questions that students have about the impact the COVID-19 outbreak will have on the college. President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all students to a virtual town hall at 11 a.m. every Friday on Zoom at Dial in by calling (669) 900-6833. The meeting ID is 938 4354 5859. Receive updates and chat your questions directly to Dr. Awan.
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