Welcome to your Los Angeles Resource Hub!

Explore this page to access L.A.-specific resources to help you along your college journey. Here you will find information about:

  • Mental Health Resources
  • Low-cost Technology and support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Career Exploration & Employment
  • Information about local colleges
  • LA Organizations working for you!

For new information and resources, follow @lacash4college on Twitter or Instagram! DM our team if you have a specific question or an idea to talk about! Have tips, tricks, or resources that you want to share with other L.A. students? E-mail us at: hello@letsgotocollegeca.org so we can share it!

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Tips on studying schedule & managing your time

Tips on creating a learning space at home

Tips on online academic resources

Tips for staying connected with professors & campus resources

Low-cost internet & computer resources for students

Upcoming Workshops & Events!

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Learn more!

LA College Promise Free Info Sessions
January 7th or 14th
5:30PM – 6:30PM

Register here for English language
Register here for Spanish language

Open to Students, Families & Community Members – Free Tuition, Free Chromebook, Dedicated Academic Counseling & Success Coaching, and LACPWorks Employment Program!

Resources for Students

CAREER EXPLORATION & EMPLOYMENT

Find a local workforce center near you! – A citywide program that offers virtual and in-person jobs for youth 14-24. Gain skills and experiences you need to jumpstart your career.

If you live in the City of LA, sign up for Hire LA’s Youth – A citywide program that offers virtual and in-person jobs for youth 14-24. Gain skills and experiences you need to jumpstart your career.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Housing/Rental Support– Up to date information on rules and regulations and opportunities relating to renting and housing.

L.A. Cash for College webinars & workshops – Access virtual webinars and workshops on college and financial readiness, including FASFA completion workshops, career exploration panels, college life panels, and virtual college admissions tours.

MENTAL HEALTH

Free Headspace App subscription – for L.A. Country residents and students – Download the Headspace app and receive all of its services for free through the end of the year. Valid for those with addresses in LA County.

Wayfinder’s Mental Health Resources – Mental health services, such as counseling, for low-income youth, students, and adults in LA County

Wayfinder Family Services – Fact SheetInformation about services such as medical, mental health, rehabilitation, and  temporary housing offered to youth, students, and adults in LA County

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Youth Mental – LA Opportunity Youth Collaborative’s guide to mental health awareness and conditions with resources and information on where and how to seek help.

L.A. County Mental Health Resources – Local and nationwide resources for mental health and assistance.

Guide to Wellbeing Apps – A primer on apps designed to engage you in healthy activities like working out, meditation, and financial wellbeing.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

Free Printing/ Laptop & Hotspot Rentals at LA Public Libraries – Information on services offered by LA County libraries such as technology rentals and free printing of school work and other documents.

Human-I-T: Purchase low-cost technology / Access low-cost internet / Get training on how to use your technology – Human-I-T programs and services are open to low-income students and families. Access low-cost technology and internet options and get training on using technology that helps you succeed.

Use the hashtag #gotocollegeLA and follow @LAcash4college and @gotocollegeca for more updates!

Calling all High School Seniors and Students in your 1st or 2nd year of college (2- and 4-years): Register for the virtual Summer Career Conference from July 30-31 hosted by @NorCalPromiseCoalition, @GapInc, and @Warriors Community Foundation. bit.ly/GapxNCCPCxWarriorsSummerConf ⁠

Hear from the largest global clothing retailers about launching your career in fashion design, technology, and business including Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, and more! Explore pathways and opportunities for paid internships, fellowships, part-time jobs, training programs, and careers. Register and attend the conference to be considered for raffle prizes from Gap, Athleta, Old Navy, Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, and more! ⁠
#GapxNCCPC #NCCPCEvents #gapinc #multiplierforgood #CareersinBusiness #STEMCareers #Tech #DesignCareers ⁠
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@scholarmatch_hq continues to impact their students. Here's a quote from one of their ScholarMatch Students, Ramon! Get connected with them now, check the link in our bio for more information and give them a follow to stay updated! #highered #firstgen #scholarmatch ...

It’s that time of the month! 😄 Welcome to the 3rd week of @gotocollegeCA ‘s partner promotion month! ✨⁠

For our 3rd week, we have our partner ScholarMatch @scholarmatch_hq! Their mission is to support first-generation college students earn a bachelor’s degree within five years. They provide individualized college advising, targeted financial support, and career mentoring all the way to graduation! @scholarmatch_hq serves students in the San Francisco Bay region and nationwide through the CollegePoint Initiative.⁠

For high school students in the Bay area, you can join @scholarmatch_hq Destination College Program by submitting applications to be reviewed by programs staff. You can also be referred by high school counselors, community-based organizations, and other educators. Students in the Destination College Program are then invited to apply to the Scholars Program—a support program through college graduation that includes advising, career mentoring, and financial support from one of their scholarship partners!⁠

#scholarmatch #LA #SF #highschoolstudents #CollegeStudents #firstgen #highered⁠
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REMINDER: Celebrate our 1 year anniversary🥳 with us and complete our student survey. 📲 All high school junior/seniors and college students who complete our survey will be entered to win awesome prizes like an Apple iPad⁠

The survey can be found in our link in bio! Only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. ⁠

Tag your friends in the comments so they know to complete the survey. ⬇⬇⬇⁠

Rules: ⁠
1. Only one survey submission per person, multiple submissions will be disqualified ⁠
2. Winners will have to provide proof of enrollment for Fall 2021⁠
3. Only open to CA HS juniors and seniors and college students⁠
5. Must be following us on social media⁠

#gotocollegeCA #letsgo #firstgenstudents #college #collegelife #collegecommunity
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Shout out to FGE @firstgenempowerment for their incredible informational workshops! If you are a high school student or college student, we encourage y'all to attend an upcoming workshop because it is very beneficial. We are thrilled to have y'all as partners! ⁠

Also, stay tuned y'all! We have a workshop together soon! ⁠

Be sure to check out their upcoming workshops, link in bio for more info! (: ⁠
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Building partnerships is an essential component of our work.

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