We are now open for in-person services Monday through Friday. You can still access us virtually via our CalWORKs window below or at You will be able to live/video chat with a LAMC CalWORKs staff member. Thank you and continue to stay safe!

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Click HERE for steps in Spanish.
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Welcome! Please click HERE for a quick video on LAMC's CalWORKs Program.

Contact us at
DPSS Customer Service Help Line (818) 701-8200
GAIN Customer Service Help Line (877) 292-4246

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 college'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

  • Priority Registration (Must complete Assessment, Orientation & 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

    Click HERE for LAMC's study time policy

How do I qualify for the CalWORKs program?

  • Must be receiving CalWORKs cash aid

    • ​Click HERE to apply for CalWORKs benefits

    • Click HERE for a quick overview of the DPSS/GAIN Process

  • Must be enrolled in at least one LAMC course

    • Click HERE for steps on how to add LAMC courses.

    • Click HERE for steps on how to drop LAMC courses.

    • Clic HERE for steps on how to add and drop LAMC courses in Spanish.

    • Click HERE for steps on how to access Canvas and your LACCD email in Spanish.


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Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Fridays: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Instructional Building Room 1007

Angela Aghajanian, Program Director
Phone: (818) 364-7759

Sally Ibarra, Academic Counselor

Marianna Sirunian, Case Manager
Phone: (818) 833-3511

Shiane Van Dusen, Presenter / Trainer
Phone: (818) 364-7760

Program Assistants
Phone: (818) 364-7760