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Ante Up for Our Student Athletes

Los Angeles Mission College Athletics invites you to attend the seventh annual Charitable Poker Night on Saturday, October 28.

This yearly event brings together our student athletes, faculty, staff, friends and family for a night of cards and fun.

The $60 donation includes dinner, one drink ticket, dessert, and Poker. First place wins $1,000. 

There is also a $20 non-player donation for those interested in the dinner portion. All proceeds benefit Los Angeles Mission College Athletics.


Saturday, October 28

Dinner: 5 p.m.

Tournament: 6:30 p.m.


Health, Fitness, and Athletics Complex (Gym)
12890 Harding Street
Sylmar, CA 91342

To RSVP or for more information, click here.

Child and Family Studies Open House/Orientation


Learn About Careers and Majors in Child and Family Studies

Explore opportunities awaiting you in the fields of:

  • Child Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Studies
  • Gerontology


Friday, November 3
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Culinary Arts Institute (Arroyo Room)

Event Program:

4–4:30 p.m. - Arrive and enjoy a light snack

4:30–4:50 p.m. - Welcome and Overview

4:50–5:20 p.m. - Breakout Session 1

5:20–5:30 p.m. - Network with Child & Family Studies Professors and Students

5:30–5:50 p.m. - Breakout Session 2

5:50–6 p.m. - Closing Remarks

To RSVP or for more information, contact Professor Patricia Rodriguez at rodrigps@lamission.edu.

Mission’s Youngest Student En Route to Grad School
President Monte Perez, PhD and L.A. Mission College graduate, Adam Brown.

At 17 years old, Los Angeles Mission College’s youngest student, Adam Brown, is on his way to The George Washington University to pursue a master’s degree in Political Management with an emphasis on Electoral Politics.

Considering that most students his age are graduating high school and preparing for college, you could say his achievements are extraordinary. He recently received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, and before that he graduated from L.A. Mission College at 14 years old.

But for those who have had the pleasure of meeting Adam, even more impressive still, is the level of maturity he demonstrates.

“As our youngest student ever, having started with us at just 8 years old, Adam is undoubtedly an impressive young man,” said L.A. Mission College President Monte Perez, PhD. “But most impressive of all is his sincere determination to become a community leader and improve the world around him.”

When he was 8 years old, he persuaded his mother, Geeta Brown, to let him attend L.A. Mission College. “I was looking for a challenge and Mission presented that challenge and a new experience for me to learn more,” Adam said.

He graduated from Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet, and went on to attend Nobel Charter Middle School. That’s when Mrs. Brown decided to pull him out halfway through the seventh grade. Adam said the move was better for his schedule and allowed him to take the classes he needed to transfer to UCLA.

“Ever since I was little, I was obsessed with learning everything I could about American presidents,” Adam said. “My mother would supply me with all the books I could handle.”

Mrs. Brown earned her Doctoral Degree in Education from USC’s Rossier School of Education. Adam’s father, Christopher Brown, is a film producer.

As soon as he started taking classes at Mission, he knew he had made the right choice.

“I took History 11 and every other History class available at Mission,” Adam said.

His Political Science classes began to fuel his interests in politics and public service. Political Science Professor Som Chounlamountry encouraged him to continue exploring these interests.

“I have always encouraged them (students) to speak their mind,” Professor Som said. “However, I always press upon them that when they open their mouths, they must be willing to open their minds. This was put in practice when Adam lost his in-class debate when he proposed to make school lunches more nutritious. It was a costly change that the students in the class voted down.”

Professor Som said that Adam was determined and used the class break to revise his points and integrate the concerns of others.

“He addressed every point of opposition, including the short term costs as an investment of the school children's health and as the saving of future healthcare costs,” Professor Som said. “Not only did he earn the votes of his classmates, he gained their respect as a formidable debater.”

When the semester was over, Adam continued to astonish his professors. He visited Professor Som at another university where he teaches. Adam presented his nonprofit organization, which helps young people understand politics.

“So with the gift of that great intellect, came the responsibility to use it in a fashion that would do the most good for the most people,” Professor Som said. “It has always been my hope that students would dedicate themselves to what Robert Kennedy appealed to all of us … ‘To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’. The Greek poet Aeschylus who wrote the passage would truly be proud of Adam Brown and his accomplishments.”

At 7 years old, Adam volunteered in his first political campaign for then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama. He also started his own nonprofit organization to help get kids interested in politics. At Mission, he was elected student body president.

“I want to help my community,” Adam said. “Right now I’m focused on my master’s degree, and I plan on going to law school … But I do want to eventually run for office.”

Adam is a big believer in the community college system, and credits L.A. Mission College with providing him with the classes that helped shape his career aspirations.

“When I first came here, I had a great feeling about the campus,” Adam said. “Everyone was helpful, and the school had the resources I needed … It even has the best food.”

Most importantly, Adam said, the time he spent at Mission helped prepare him for the challenges that awaited him at UCLA, and that now await him at GW this fall.

Kadima String Quartet to Perform - Oct. 16
Celebrate Daniel Pearl World Music Days
The Music Department invites you to celebrate Daniel Pearl World Music Days with a free musical performance by the Kadima String Quartet. The Quartet’s repertoire is notable for its diversity, with its palette ranging from Mozart to Led Zeppelin.
Monday, October 16
4 p.m.
Arts, Media & Performance Theater (Main Campus)

Late-Start Registration Day

Late-Start Registration Day

First 10 Students Get a Free Starbucks Gift Card

Join us for fall 2017 Late-Start Registration Day, where we’ll help you sign up for the late-start classes you need. These eight-week courses begin on October 23, so don’t miss out.

View List of Late-Start Classes

Event Includes:

  • Get Help Adding a Class
  • Meet and Greet Professors
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Refreshments and more!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.


Culinary Arts Institute (Student Dining)

For more information, call 818-364-7779.

Don't Miss the Transfer Fair

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Main Campus Quad

to meet with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities.

the admissions process, campus life, financial aid,
scholarships and more.

USC, UCLA, CSUN, Loyola Marymount University, Arizona State University and University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

visit the Transfer Center in the Campus Services Building or call 818-364-7827.

Don’t Let Your DACA Permit Expire

Don’t Let Your DACA Permit Expire

If your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) permit expires before March 5, 2018, you have until October 5, 2017 to file your renewal.

The Dream Center at Los Angeles Mission College invites you to visit their office and get the information you need. The Dream Center can connect you with partner agencies, including CHIRLA, El Nido Family Centers, CARECEN and the Mexican Consulate.

We DO NOT recommend that you visit with a Notario Publico. They are not lawyers and in most cases, their services can be expensive.

Our Dream Center is located in the Campus Center (Lower level, ASO Conference Room 2).

For more information, call 818-364-7600, ext. 7112 or email dreamcenter@lamission.edu

You may be able to obtain financial assistance through our partner agencies. Mental health referrals are also available to students.

No Deje Que Expire Su Permiso de DACA

Si su permiso de DACA caduca antes del 5 de marzo, 2018, tiene hasta el 5 de octubre, 2017 para entregar su solicitud de renovación.

El Dream Center puede conectarlo con agencias asociadas, incluyendo CHIRLA, Centros Familiares El Nido, CARECEN y el Consulado de México.

No le recomendamos que visite un Notario Público. Ellos no son abogados y no pueden darle una consulta migratoria.

El Dream Center se encuentra en el Campus Center (nivel inferior, ASO Conference Room 2).

Para más información, llame al 818-364-7600, ext. 7112 o envíe un correo electrónico a dreamcenter@lamission.edu.

Hay oportunidad de obtener asistencia financiera:

  • Solicite por una beca de DACA con Mission Asset Fund
  • Atienda un evento de Public Counsel, donde puede renovar GRATIS. Los eventos se llevaran a cabo desde el 22-24 y 29-30 de septiembre y el 1 de octubre. Llame al 213-385-2977, ext. 296 o envié mensaje a aperez@publiccounsel.org.
  • Self-Help Credit Union (Pomona Branch) 158 E 3rd St Pomona, CA 91766 Teléfono: 877-369-2828
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MOAF) 401 N. Garfield Avenue Montebello, CA 90640 Teléfono: 323-890-9600

Attend the Fall 2017 Job Fair


The Career Center invites you to attend Congressman Tony Cardenas' fall 2017 Job Fair. More than 25 employers will be present, including Anthem Blue Cross, California Highway Patrol, and Youth Policy Institute. This is your chance to meet with potential employers and learn more about the companies hiring in your community.

Participants will get:

  • Free haircuts and make-overs
  • Free professional attire
  • Resume workshops
  • Mock interviews and more!


September 21, 2017

9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Los Angeles Mission College (Culinary Arts Institute - Student Dining)

Participating Employers:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • California Representative Corps.
  • California Highway Patrol
  • California National
  • Dynamic Nursing Services
  • FBI
  • Fedex Ground
  • Frito Lay
  • Galpin Motors
  • Ganas Auto
  • Hawk Pacific Aerospace
  • Home Depot
  • JP Allen Inc.
  • KDL Precision Molding Corp.
  • LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • LBI Media Inc.
  • Mv Transportation
  • New York Life
  • Panda Restaurant Group
  • San Fernando Police Dept.
  • Securitas Security Services
  • Stay Green Inc.
  • United Parcel Services
  • US Army
  • The Village Family Services
  • Walgreens
  • Western Barber Inst.
  • Woodcraft Rangers
  • Youth Policy Inst.

Let the Career Center help you prepare for this event. They'll help you polish up your resume and provide you with a mock interview!

Stop by the Career Center located inside the Learning Resource Center (LRC) or call 818-833-3403.

Click here for a list of Do's and Don'ts at the job fair.

Consider a Rewarding Career Working with the Aging


Consider a Rewarding Career Working with the Aging

The Family and Consumer Studies program at Los Angeles Mission College can prepare students for entry-level jobs that may lead to careers including family services, social work, and gerontology (working with the aging and elderly). We offer specialized programs in Family Studies and Gerontology.

Check Out Our Fall Classes

FCS 6: Challenges of Aging
Class #26654
3:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m.
Location: CSB 203

FCS 31: Marriage and Family Life
Class #16301
6:50 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: CSB 203

Register for Classes Online

For more information, contact Professor Patricia Rodriguez.

Check Out Our Fall Computer Programming Classes

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