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Learning Communities

Learning Communities

Laney College learning communities are programs designed to promote student success.

Asian/Pacific American Student Success (APASS)
APASS is designed to support Asian/Pacific Americans in pursuit of academic success by promoting individual growth and personal success through a culturally sensitive environment, recognizing the cultural diversity within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and fostering unity within the multicultural college community and beyond.

Gym, Room 102
Office (510) 464-3160

Asi Se Puede Program 
Ask Se Puede assists Chicano/Latino students to be successful at Laney College. The Asi Se Puede Latinx Center is located in EV3 and can help you to apply for enrollment and financial aid. In addition, it is a welcome center and an information and referral source. The ASP/LatinX Center has six components designed for the outreach, recruitment, and education of the Latino community with college credit and non-credit courses. Students can also receive assistance in basic skills, English for speakers of other languages, and Spanish for bilingual students.

Manuel Alcala/ Arturo Davila
(510) 464-3141; 464-3199
malcala@peralta.edu; adavila@peralta.edu

CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) serves current and former foster youth. b2b is a two-year program designed to support former foster youth as they enter and succeed at Laney College and prepare for satisfying and rewarding careers. b2b is a collaboration between Laney College’s EOPS program and Beyond Emancipation.

Feke Lauti
(510) 986-6962

Gateway to College
Gateway to College is a scholarship program that provides academically and economically disenfranchised Alameda County residents 16 to 20 years old with an
opportunity to experience success in an academically rigorous, supportive and safe environment as they pursue their high school diplomas and transition into college.

Building A, Room A-203
(510) 986-6941

Industrial Maintenance Program
Laney College now offers a 9-month, 29.5-unit certificate program in industrial maintenance.

This certificate will allow successful students to gain entry to a demanding and rewarding career in the field of industrial maintenance. This is a multi-disciplinary program that gives students hands-on training in machining, welding, electricity and blueprint reading. Math and English skills are taught in context to support student learning in these core subjects. This stackable certificate will prepare students for entry-level jobs in this industry or ready them for a second year certificate. (Read More)

The Umoja-UBAKA Student Success Community aims to increase the success, persistence and graduation rates of African, African American and other students through tailored classes, academic counseling, tutorial support and activities. The mission is to serve as a critical resource for enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African, African American and other students. We deliberately and intentionally recognize student voices, social realities and histories. Umoja-UBAKA promotes self and community empowerment through an affirming atmosphere and culturally-responsive curriculum specifically focused on the Black experience.

Kimberly King/ Adrienne Oliver
(510) 464-3412
kking@peralta.edu; aoliver@peralta.edu

Restoring Our Communities
Restoring Our Communities (ROC) is a program designed by formerly incarcerated people to serve formerly incarcerated and justice systems impacted students. ROC features a pathways model to support students in career technical education and 4-year transfer pathways.

Roger Chung
(510) 464-3176
Office: E203