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Fresh Success Program

Fresh Success Program

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Fresh Success is a voluntary CalFresh Employment & Training program that serves CalFresh recipients at community colleges, community-based organizations, and adult education centers. By providing case management and supportive services beyond food assistance, the Fresh Success Program helps students advance toward their career goals. At LACC, Fresh Success is part of the City Cares Network.

Resources for Fresh Success Students

*Eligibility for Fresh Success does not guarantee eligibility for all of the resources
that are distributed through Fresh Success.


Emergency rent assistance
(up to $1,500 per fiscal year or two months maximum)
Emergency utility assistance
(electricity, gas, water up to $250 per fiscal year or two months maximum) 
Emergency minor car repair
(up to $500 per fiscal year)
Emergency gas cards
(one $75 card per semester, when availability allows)
Monthly gas cards for students
with in-person classes

(amount depends on route and class schedule, when availability allows)
Textbook & supply vouchers
(term maximums of $350 for textbooks and $150 for supplies)

Minimum Eligibility Requirements 

Fresh Success participants must:
  1. Have declared a major or academic objective in a Career Technical Education, English Language Learning, Vocational, Adult Basic Education, or Basic Skills program
  2. Have LACC as their home campus
  3. Have less than 90 accumulated units in the LACCD
  4. Intend to work in field of study after graduating
  5. Be enrolled in CalFresh (SNAP) in Los Angeles County 
    If you haven't applied for CalFresh and don't know if you are eligible, apply for CalFresh here
  6. NOT be enrolled in CalWORKs (with the exception of heads of household that receive child-only CalWORKs may be eligible)
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If you do not have CalFresh yet, please still feel free to fill out the Fresh Success application. You will receive information about how to apply to CalFresh, but please note that you will not be onboarded until you are receiving CalFresh benefits

The information gathered in the Fresh Success application is used to evaluate your fit for the program and is kept confidential among authorized staff only. Once your application is received, our staff will verify if you are receiving CalFresh benefits and notify you through email if you are eligible for the Fresh Success program.

*Eligibility for Fresh Success does not guarantee eligibility for all of the resources that are distributed through Fresh Success. Rather, joining Fresh Success is the pre-requisite for consideration for the emergency rent assistance, emergency utility assistance, and emergency auto repair resources we have available.

Eligibility for those resources is structured around the guidelines of our federal funding source as well as district guidelines, and is based primarily on LACC unit enrollment and documentation that the resource provided will have a tangible effect on participants' academic success.

  • For each resource, there are fiscal year maximums.
  • Fresh Success resources cannot duplicate or supplant resources provided by any other program at LACC.
  • Lastly, Fresh Success at LACC is not able to issue checks on a same-day basis.
Funding Statement

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of the trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights; Room, 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Us

Office Hours & Location

Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10:00AM - 3:00 PM

Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

(2nd floor, next to the Office of Student Life)




Phone: (323) 953 - 4000 Ext. 2190