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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

Latinx Cultural Center 
The Latinx Cultural Center program assists Chicanx/Latinx students to be successful at Laney College. We are located in the Eagle Village 3 (EV3). Some of our services are: Group Study, Tutoring, Indigenous Languages workshops (Mam, Nauatl, & Zapoteco) LCC Club, Soccer Club, ESOL, Empowering Latinx Women, and Job Opportunities. We also provide help to apply for enrollment, scholarships, and financial aid. In addition, it is a welcome center, an information, and referral source. The Latinx Cultural Center focuses on the outreach, recruitment, and education of the Latinx community with college credit and non-credit courses. Students can also receive assistance in basic skills, Career and Technical Education (CTE), English for speakers of other languages, and Spanish for bilingual students.

Arturo Davila
(510) 986-9650
adavila@peralta.edu

b2b/CAYFES
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
flauti@peralta.edu

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
laney.edu/wp/gateway
gateway@peralta.edu

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)

Umoja-UBAKA
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
www.laney.edu/UBAKA

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
rchung@peralta.edu