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City Cares Network

Connecting students with essential resources for success

The City Cares Network is Los Angeles City College's basic needs center, and the home of several programs that provide essential resources* to students from every corner of the campus community. LACC and the LACC Foundation work together under the City Cares umbrella to offer students a variety of services and aid, depending on the student body's evolving needs. 

In addition, LACC's City Cares Network administers its own branch of the Fresh Success program, which is designed to guide and support CalFresh participants through education and training on the path to economic self-sufficiency.

*some resources have eligibility requirements

Are you worried about making ends meet while attending college?

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You're not alone. An estimated 2 out of 3 students at LACC are, too.

Do you need assistance with textbook, food, transportation, housing, and other college and living expenses?  Complete the Resource Request Form to request a review of your eligibility for City Cares Network resources*

Students must be signed into the LACCD student portal to access the Resource Request Form.

Los Angeles City College students in need of assistance may contact City Cares Network

Students who are experiencing a basic needs emergency may complete an Emergency Aid Request at any time, even when the Resource Request Form is closed. Please note that these requests must be processed and reviewed by our team, and there is no guarantee that your request will be granted.

Resources Available:

The resources offered by City Cares Network, as well as their eligibility requirements, are subject to change. In the past, some of the resources we have offered include the followng:


Textbooks and supplies
Textbooks and Course Materials
  • Bookstore Vouchers
A plate, knife, and fork
Food Assistance
  • Cubstore Vouchers
  • Grocery eCards
Housing, utilities, and wifi
Housing, Utilities, and Wifi Assistance
  • Emergency hotel vouchers
  • Emergency rental assistance
  • Housing referrals
a gas pump, bus, and taxi
Transportation Resources
  • Bus & Parking Passes
  • Gas Cards
a laptop
Chromebooks (laptops)
a stethoscope
Health and Wellness Services
  • Medications
  • Mental Health & Substance Counseling
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And many more academic and support services