Maintaining a robust advocacy program is a top priority for LACCD, in order to ensure that the voices of both its colleges and students are effectively heard at the local, state, and national levels. As the country’s largest community college district, LACCD’s advocacy program is intently focused on bringing about changes across a host of critical policy areas and securing the resources needed to fulfill the overall mission of all District campuses. Every year, the District’s experienced team of advocates represent LACCD at local government hearings, before the State Legislature and Executive Branch, and at Congressional hearings and the White House.
Below is more information about the District’s advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local levels. Through this work, the District has achieved significant policy victories, such as securing a fareless transit program for all community college students in the Los Angeles area.
LACCD’s community affairs program serves as a conduit between the District and several key partners at the local, state, and national levels, from government officials to community-based organizations, parents, and students. The goal of this program is to uplift the work of the District and highlight its commitment to the community to improve the social welfare of the region, to enhance the local economy, to close persistent equity gaps, and to prepare future community leaders. These efforts also showcase the skills and work ethic of the District’s students and faculty members, helping to build support for community colleges and their mission.