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Family Resource Center

The Los Angeles Valley College Foundation Family Resource Center (FRC), is an award-winning and unique model of a public/private partnership. It is the first and only Family Resource Center to be located on a community college campus in California.

Since 2000 the FRC has led the effort to support student parents in higher education. The FRC uses a two-generation philosophy that addresses the needs of the whole-family. Research shows that if the students’ family is strong, the whole family is more successful in education and career.

The FRC has grown to support other vulnerable populations such as food and housing insecure students and workforce participants going through short-term training academies at the college. Since the initial partnership between the FRC and the Workforce Strategy Center, job completion rates have increased from 86% to 97%. Additionally, the FRC supports the surrounding community and serves as a gateway into the college and workforce academies.

With a shared vision of family success, the LAVC Foundation supports the FRC with fiscal management, student scholarships and stipends, grant administration, and fund development. The FRC receives no categorical funding from LAVC and is entirely grant funded.

In 2007, the Foundation secured 1.5 million dollars from a local developer, JH Snyder, to build a new facility for the FRC, located on LAVC with a presence to the surrounding community. 

In 2019, the Family Resource Center received a state budget carveout of $800,000, sponsored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, to expand their footprint on campus to support more at-risk students. In recognition of his efforts and support, the LAVC Foundation Family Resource Center established the Adrin Nazarian endowed scholarship for student parents.

To learn more about the innovative work being done at the Family Resource Center, visit www.lavcfamilyresourcecenter.org