Student Stories

Ashley’s Story

Below is an excerpt from an application for emergency support submitted by an LACCD Student:

"My car was totaled by a hit and run drunk driver. I have been relying on the generosity of others for transportation but recently those two lifelines have run out and I am without a vehicle. I currently have no way to get to school, clinical, or my job as a fast food worker. I also have to worry about getting my child to and from daycare every day and to say it has been a strain is an understatement. We are also living in a studio apartment to cut our expenses to the bare minimum."

Ashley was awarded a grant of $888 to help her with transportation and child care expenses. She graduated and joined her classmates for the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.