L.A. Area Chamber connects to a bold new future

Date: March 22, 2019Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


L.A. Area Chamber connects to a bold new future

Friday, March 22
9 - 11 a.m.

Herb Alpert Music Center -- HAMC 140
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Join us for a fireside chat with Los Angeles City College (LACC) President Dr. Mary Gallagher and Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas as they discuss two major initiatives of Los Angeles City College: how they are working to prepare students for careers in nursing, as well as what they're doing to address student homelessness.
Careers in nursing
LACC is working to expand allied health course offerings while collaborating with California State University to accelerate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) attainment. BSN degrees are becoming the norm at many hospitals, and LACC is working with established and new partners to ensure that its students are prepared for industry standards.
Nearly 65 percent of LACC students struggle to afford adequate food, and as many as 20 percent are homeless. In addition to dealing with the pressure of coursework and exams, these students worry about when they might get their next meal, where they might sleep, and when they'll be able to wash up and do laundry. LACC Foundation's Basics of Thought Initiative will assist students with four essential needs: food, shelter, showers and clean clothes.

As part of the Chamber's year-long "L.A. Connects: Inspiring and connecting leaders for impact" listening tour across the region, the event will also feature a special Q&A with new Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas. Area business and community leaders will be invited to share their perspectives.
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Guest Speakers:

Dr. Mary Gallagher
Los Angeles City College

Maria S. Salinas
President & CEO
L.A. Area Chamber

David Rattray
Executive Vice President
Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development at
L.A. Area Chamber, and
President, UNITE-LA
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For more information, contact Andrea Nunn, 213.580.7546. 
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