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About Us

For the past twenty-five years Los Angeles Mission College has provided vocational training and assisted participants in transitioning from dependency to self-sufficiency. The collegeĆ¢€™s CalWORKs program continues this tradition by providing comprehensive support services for participants as they train for the workforce. The support services assist students in completing their educational programs, complying with state work participation requirements and acquiring employment. Students establish a career path through continued training and education, which leads to increased income. 


What is the community college CalWORKs program?

The CalWORKs program at LAMC works as a liaison between the participants and their GAIN Services Workers (GSW) in order to provide support services. Participants are usually referred to our program by their GSW.


What services are provided by the CalWORKs program?

  • Counseling
  • Books & Supplies
  • On and off-campus work study, which allows students the opportunity to meet the work requirements while attending a community college and obtaining valuable work experience. (work study may lead to permanent employment)
  • Job development and placement services
  • Free of charge childcare available at the LAMC Child Development Center and with off campus licensed providers
  • Assistance with completion of all county paperwork
  • Advocacy with DPSS and other county agencies
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Life Skills and Problem Solving Workshops
  • Supportive atmosphere to enable students to achieve self-sufficiency


  How do I qualify for the CalWORKs program?

  • Must be receiving CalWORKs cash aid 
  • Must be enrolled in at least one LAMC course



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Contact Us

Instructional Building Room 1007

(818) 364-7760

Angela Aghajanian
Program Director
(818) 364-7759

Sally Ibarra
Academic Counselor

Marianna Sirunian
Program Technician
(818) 833-3511

Vanessa Hernandez
Program Office Assistant
(818) 364-7760

Karmen Yaghoubi Masihi 
(818) 364-7600 ext. 7100

Brenda Hernandez
Program Assistant



8:00am to 4:30pm


8:00am to 4:30pm


8:00am to 4:30pm


8:00am to 4:30pm


8:00am to 4:30pm