Clubs 2018-2019

Department:Social Sciences

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact: Felipe Agredano; agredafe@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Mondays 5:30 PM F7-307

Club Contact:agredafe@elac.edu

Mission Statement

To foster collaboration and support between East Los Angeles College students, international learning and global cultures. The Abroad travel Study Club (ACTS) aims to broaden global opportunities, learning engagement and awareness by hosting on-campus events in collaboration with travel around the world.

Department:Business

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Isabel Yeung; yeungi@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Wednesdays 12:10pm-1:10pm E7 313

Club Contact (Email/Website)N/A

Mission Statement

To strive to develop community, business and accounting professionals. We are determined to provide a variety of opportunities for our members to learn more about the accounting profession and the recruiting process. Activities include networking with accounting business professionals, faculty, fellow students and the community. Our members are working together to achieve future success.

Department:Administration of Justice

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Wayne Posner; posnerwd@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:South Gate Chapter: Wednesdays 5:20PM SGEC 114 and Night Chapter: Wednesdays 6:30PM - 6:50PM F9-112

Club Contact (Email/Website) N/A

Mission Statement

The Administration of Club was founded upon the ideal of providing students with realistic and timely insights and experiences within the criminal justice system. The club develops a focus on community service and involvement via charitable works, fundraising and community involvement.

Department:Architecture

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Mr. Kawahara; jkawahara2@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM E7 119

Club Contact (Email/Website) floresmarya543@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The Architecture Club is a student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to build character and develop leadership skills. We are devoted to helping students translate the technicality of their work into practical experiences of the real world. Students of all levels are given the opportunity to interact with one another in club meetings, school completions, and club events.

Department:Art

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Christine Frerichs; frericc@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:By monthly Wednesdays 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm E3-204

Club Contact: Facebook@ELACArtandAnimationClub Instagram @elacartandanimation

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Art and Animation Club is to provide a free and educational environment where both students and faculty can come together to share ideas and converse about topics related to animation, studio arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, 2D and 3D design), graphic arts and art history, as well as provide networking opportunities and community outreach. Members of the club will select there topics, and all other club functions. The Art and Animation Club functions will be under the direction and support of the East Los Angeles College Art Department.

Department:Social Sciences

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:David K. Song; songdk@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM F7 211

Club Contact (Email/Website)songdk@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Asian American Club is to create a space for students to pursue social activities, organize field trips, participate in community service, and raise awareness on issues related to Asian American communities and Asian American Studies as a discipline. Asian American Club also seeks to develop leadership in its membership, foster cross-cultural dialogue and equity on campus, and welcomes all students to get involved.

Department:Fire Technology

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Jason Hosea; hoseaj@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Mondays 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM F9-101

Club Contact (Email/Website)elacfiretechafff@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Future Fire Fighters (AFFF) is to benefit, promote and further educate students interested in the fire service profession through volunteer service on campus and within the community.

Department:Anthropology and arth Science

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Adriana Jackson; adriana.jackson@gmail.com

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:00pm - 1:45pm Quad area

Club Contact:elacblessing@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Blessing Christian Club is a student organization that serve ELAC students through providing services, activities, social networking, and spiritual resources. It is our purpose to develop a caring community of students who are transformed by Jesus Christ. We seek to welcome students from all nations, invite them to consider Christ. For those who choose to follow Christ, we help them grow in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advance the purposes of God in the world. We are blessed to be a blessing.

Department:CAOT

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Ann Mahrenholz; mahrenare@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM E7-404

Club Contact (Email/Website)N/A

Mission Statement

The mission of the East Los Angeles College Computer Applications and Office Technologies Club is to provide its members with an enriching learning experience and career development in a variety of roles across the computer applications and office technologies industry.

Department:Child, Family, Education Studies

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Maria Rivas; rivasmr@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Every other Thursday, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM F7 116

Club Contact (Email/Website)cfes.club.2018@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide students with opportunities through charitable work within the community, enhancing their professional development and growth within the field for those interested in Child, Family, and Educational Studies. Our goal is to help students becoming advocates and foster their growth in the field of Child, Family and Education Studies.

Department:Social Science and English

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Wooi-Chin Ong; ongwc@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Every Two weeks on Fridays 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM F5 211

Club Contact (Email/Website)cssaelac@gmail.com

Mission Statement

CSSA (Chinese Student and Scholars Association) is a supporter you can turn to and a family you can rely on. CSSA builds connections between its members of different ambitions and brings them closer than ever. The principle of CSSA is to assist every. We will do our best to address your questions about academics and living, such as housing, traffic, registration, transferring application, etc. With your problems solved, CSSA will also hold various activities to enrich your after-class life. ELAC-CSSA keeps close relationship with all the CSSAs in other universities. We are not a single organization within one school but a worldwide union. We sincerely invite you to join CSSA and help us pass our ideal to more friends. Whatever troubles you are struggling with, CSSA is always there for you.

Department:CAOT

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Leonardo Medina; medinal2@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:00pm Cafeteria

Club Contact (Email/Website)tabar455@gmail.com

Mission Statement

• To help students realize and participate in the eternal purpose of God as reveled in the Bible (Eph. 3:9-11). • To explore the deeper meaning of the Bible, especially how it applies to us in our daily living (1Tim. 2:3-4) • To introduce the Lord Jesus Christ, as a real and living person who can be experienced and enjoyed, to students, faculty, staff, and families of the ELA Community (Matt. 28:19-20) • To serve the ELA community by providing practical and spiritual support which cannot be experienced in a typical academic setting. We emphasize longitudinal experience of the Christian life, spanning not just the student years but professional, family, and even retirement years. This is carried out by the following ways: --Providing free Christian literature --Large Bible studies on campus or off campus --Home meetings with alumni and supporting community members where the students can experience the care in the Body of Christ and observe people of all ages who are living out the Christian faith.

Department:Social Science

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact: Liliana Urrita; urrutil@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesday 12:145 pm- 1:30 pm F7-209

Club Contact (Email/Website)www.facebook.com/groups/104577496294823/

Mission Statement

Circle K International is college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide. Circle K inspires people to better our world. Its motto, the same as Kiwanis International’s, is “We Build.” Circle K provides constructive opportunities for students to become involved on their campuses and communities through service work to others in need. Circle K members have the chance to work with fellow students, children in the community, and other adults in need of special programs. Live to serve, Love to serve.

Department:CFES

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Mary Contreras; contremh@elac.edu and Luna; lunaa3@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Fridays D7 transfer center

Club Contact (Email/Website)lunaa3@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The Dream Weavers student club serves as a network for current and former foster youth or individuals interested in serving as peer mentors. Our beliefs is that through the weaving of student engagement in mentoring, workshops, and personal development we can inspire and support each other to realize our dreams to obtain higher educational degrees. 

Department:English

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Nancy Ramirez; ramirenn@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:15pm E3-307

Club Contact (Email/Website)www.esspelac.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the club is to assist students to give back to their community through service while helping them realize their potential in successfully transferring to four-year universities. Students help to beautify and maintain the cleanliness of the campus, contribute time and supplies to the food pantry, support sporting events and the marching band, participate in fundraising activities to give book stipends and students scholarships. The ESSP CLUB hopes to establish an irrevocable sense of pride and delight in the school and in the surrounding, grater community.

Department:Social Sciences

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Murniz Coson; cosonm@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Mondays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM F7 207

Club Contact (Email/Website)cosonm@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Economics Student Association (ESA) is to 1) provide scholarship information to ESA members; 2) assist ESA members with the application process of scholarship programs, 3) provide tutoring services for East Los Angeles College students, 4) participate in extra curricular activities that will promote the economic education and development of ESA members and fellow ELAC students, and 5) contribute to the community and Associated Students Union (ASU).

Department:Art Language

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Thomas Garcia; garciat@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:00PM - 1:00PM E3 Language Lab

Club Contact (Email/Website)garciat@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Sign Language (ASL) Club is to bring Deaf Awareness to East Los Angeles College community through education and social activities. Through our efforts, we hope this awareness of ASL, Deaf Culture, and Deaf Community will lead to understanding, respect, and a sense of ONE community of hearing and Deaf culture. Additionally, the ASL Club seeks to provide and promote opportunities for ASL students to improve their language skills in a safe environment by offering skill building workshops, games, practice and activities.

Department:Anthropology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Christine Sepulveda; sepulvcd@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:1st and 3rd Tuesday 12:10PM - 1:10PM at G8 113 and 3rd Friday 11:00AM - 12:00PM at G8 113

Club Contact (Email/Website)elacanthropology@gmail.com

Mission Statement

ELAC Anthropology Club seeks to apply the diversity and knowledge of anthropology to empower students to build a more equitable and united world.

Department:Anthropology, Geography, Geology

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Robert West; westrb@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 5:05pm at G8-121

Club Contact (Email/Website)elac.envionmentaloutreachclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

As a club, we want to raise awareness in our community about the environment and partake in community outreach. Within the community and in the community college, there is a gap of knowledge about humanity’s carbon footprint and our effect in the environment through our everyday actions. We want to help fill the gap through community outreach and by hosting presentations on campus on environmental issues, causes and possible solutions. While also providing the campus the opportunity to be involved by volunteering in ecological reserves and in the cleanup of wetlands, beaches and parks.

Department:English

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Jenell Rice; raej@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:10PM - 1:30PM at E3-317

Club Contact:eslclubelac@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The ESL Club is to allow ESL students a safe environment to express themselves and interact with others while feeling comfortable and at home on campus. This club will also provide students with opportunities to meet new people from other clubs and exchange ideas and learn from each other. We believe that this club will provide the students exposure to many resources on campus as well as off campus via scheduled field trips or other outside activities. In addition, all members will practice speaking English, as they communicate with students from various parts of the world. As a result, they will enrich their college experience and have a worldly view. Furthermore, the club will represent all ESL and former ESL students and help them learn more about American pop culture and about many other cultures and make friends, who will eventually become as a second family, which will give students a sense of belonging. By being exposed to others’ ideas, cultures, traditions, values, and morals, students will gain a wealth of knowledge that might otherwise be missing out on. A last thing that this club will provide is to raise money for possible scholarships to help ESL students continue their educational goals at ELAC and beyond.

Department:Social Sciences

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Micheael Nitzani nitzani@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM F5-209

Club Contact:www.facebook.com/groups/elacgameclub

Mission Statement

Games, an alternative frontier, an intergalactic alliance. This is the mission statement of the East Los Angeles Game Club, to explore strange, new online worlds. To foster analytical skills and encourage opportunities in game development career fields. A noble guild endeared to our supreme leader. All ye who enter our confines of mirth and tenderness shall not talk about our super secret oligarchic anarchy full of misfits, our continuing to boldly encourage players to go where no gamer has gone before, play or be played. Hugs not drugs. Game on.

Department:Anthropology, Geology, and Geography

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Tiffany Seeley; seeleytr@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:2nd and 4th Wednesday 1:45 PM G8 107

Club Contact:ramireca@elac.edu

Mission Statement

We are a forum where like-minded ELAC students can enhance their knowledge of geography, obtain exposure to activities in the classroom or field, and provide support for students interested in transferring within the major of Geography and related fields.”

Department:Physics

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Lilit Haroyan; haroyal@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays G8-209 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Club Contact (Email/Website)elachealthscienceclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Health Science club is to provide a space for students of any and all academic backgrounds who are curious, interested, or adamant about a future career in any “Health” related field. This can include students who are interested in areas such as: Research, Education, Clinical Settings, Advocacy, Etc. The aim of the club will be to foster a learning environment in which fellow students push each other for academic excellence, extracurricular participation, and community involvement. Students will also be encouraged to bring new information that could benefit other club members into meetings as well as participate and involve themselves in over encompassing activities. The Health Science Club functions with direction from the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics department.

Department:Modern Language

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Hiroko Chao; ffuruyah@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM F5 211/219

Club Contact:elacjclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of the ELAC Japanese Club is to spread awareness and appreciation of the Japanese culture and language, and to motivate students to take Japanese classes at ELAC. Students will be encouraged to learn and practice Japanese with native and non-native speakers, and also to participate in the Study Abroad options available at the East Los Angeles College. Club members will be exposed to Japanese society through festivals, activities, pop culture, and language, and will discuss historical, as well as political, influences in Japan.

Department:Mathematics

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Charles Fogel fogelcj@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Fridays F7-219 12:00 pm

Club Contact:ELACmathclub16@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The East Los Angeles College Math club has many goals. The first is to better enhance the mathematical skills of each individual in the club. To become better proficient in understanding concepts and problem solving skills that are essential for the real world. We want to influence students to focus more on their education by dedicating that extra hour into their studies. The math club will assist with math homework for all students that attend. It hopes to inspire students by guest speakers of their successful stories and how mathematics played a factor. The club will build team cooperation and create bonds with students who can feel they will have a sense of belonging. The club aims to help and support not only the school’s students but the community as well. Volunteering is on the agenda for the club which is a means of giving back to the community. We want to help the youth understand that there is a better life with education, to show them that there is people whom want them to succeed. The club wants to multiply the love for Math rather than seeing it as a boring subject. The club also aspires to better prepare students for transfer both mentally and financially through support and having scholarship workshops. We hope it to be a wonderful learning experience for all its members and contributors.

Department: Psychology

Category: Health-Wellness

Advisor Contact: Tiffany Rice; daveysl@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information: Mondays 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM F7 119

Club Contact: namielaccampus@elac.edu www.facebook.com/nami.elac.edu.3

Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization is to positively impact the mental health and wellness of the ELAC campus community. NAMI on Campus is a student-run, student based organization that provides mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. This club seeks to: --Educate and increase awareness of mental health issues to students, faculty, and administration at ELAC. --Provide knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental health issues. --Encourage and promote early detection and intervention of mental health issues and provide campus and community referral resources to ELAC students who are experiencing mental health problems. --Create understanding and empathy as a means of combating the stigma that surrounds mental health issues by breaking the silence that creates barriers to seeking help. --Advocate to enhanced support and counseling services at ELAC, and for equitable services and treatments for ELAC students who experience mental health issues.

Department:Physics

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Viken Kiledjian; kiledjvp@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM G8 208

Club Contact:elacphysicastronomy@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The Physics and Astronomy Club has a goal to expose students and the community to the fields of both physics and astronomy. As a club, we believe these fields are extremely important and are often overlooked. During our meetings, we engage students in physics-related activities, such as experiments and demonstrations, as well as astronomy-related activities, such as learning about stars and planets and their locations. We provide students with information regarding internships and scholarships that are available. The club hosts star parties, which are night gatherings that include telescope viewing; Students are informed about the sky and their relationship to it. EPAC plans trips throughout the school year to events such as science festivals, observatories, seminars, and more! We accept students from any field of study and don’t require them to have any commitment towards the club. All students are welcome! Our meeting are every Thursday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm at room G8-208. Because our meetings are during lunch hours, we try to provide everyone with food.

Department:English

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Carlos Centeno; teoladv@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM E3-431

Club Contact:centenc@elac.edu and teoladv@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in a four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to the future generations. Puente is open to all interested students.

Department:Child, Family, Education Studies

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Maribel Soriano; sorianm@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Every other Wednesday 7:00 PM SGEC 105

Club Contact:elac_sg.childclub@yahoo.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of our organization is to provide adequate guidance to those interested in the child development field. We strive to create bonds with the children of our community and provide a helping hand to their parents and their families. Our goal is to network, outreach and partner with those who share the same interests while building a foundation for a future career within the Child, Family and Education Studies discipline.

Department:Modern Language

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Elva Hernandez; silviamolina@yahoo.com

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:10 pm- 1:30 pm Language Lab E3

Club Contact:jeymieb3@yahoo.com

Mission Statement

The club’s mission is to enrich the East Los Angeles College student community about the Spanish Language. The club wants the students to know where the language came from and how it was taken from one part of the world to the other. Both the native and non-native speaks are welcomed to asked and learn about what we do. Our main goal is to allow the students explore the language and its culture.

Department:Social Science

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Natalina Monteiro monteint@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:15 PM F7-217

Club Contact:goldensheard@yahoo.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Political Awareness Club is to unite students and increase awareness regarding social and political matters. The main focus of the club is to influence educational politics and increase the voice of students. ESPA’s mission statement also consists of improving our school and our community through civic duties and helping the impoverished, disenfranchised, and needy.

Department:Engineering and Technologies

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Juan Rodriguez; rodrigja2@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Every month on Fridays E7-403 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Club Contact:engineeringclub.elac@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Create opportunities for engagement in the STEM fields while promoting academic excellence, leadership experience, increasing technical skills, building a community and professional growth through student project and outreach opportunities.

Department:Business

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Frank Aguirre; aguirrfj@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:"Tuesdays 12:10PM - 1:10PM F7-224

Club Contact:startupelac@gmail.com

Mission Statement

“We focus on creating a free space for independent thinkers to unite, share ideas and knowledge as they embark on the business world. Through hands on projects, research and networking we identify and implements new business strategies while learning successful business habits form established business professionals in our community.”

Department:Social Science and History

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Fernando Mejia; mejiaf@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:10 PM F7-203

Club Contact:elacgaystraightalliance@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is an East Los Angeles College community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) and allies that is committed to hosting a safe environment with positive dialogue about prevalent LGBTQ+ issues and events. GSA pushes to empower students to become active agents capable of individual and communal achievements in the professional world.

Department:Anthropology, Geography, Geology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Randall Adsit; rodrigja2@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:First and Third Thursday G8-121 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Club Contact:elac.geo.club@gmail.com

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to a hands-on experience of the outside world where geological processes take place. Through field trips and outings, we can observe, learn, and handle the products of the natural world that we use in our everyday lives. The club supports physical and mental fitness, both of which are needed in the outdoors for a hands-on field experience.

Department:Social Sciences

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Murniz Coson; cosonm@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Mondays2:00 pm F7-207

Club Contact:N/A

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Global Awareness Club, is to 1) provide awareness to its members, ELAC students and campus community about the local, state, national, and international issues affecting our society; 2) promote dialogue through in-class presentations and workshops on and off campus to solve these issues; 3) participate in extracurricular activities that will promote the advancement of economical, political, social, and environment justice.

Department:Chicano Studies

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Nadine Bermudez; bermudn@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays E3-351 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Club Contact:elachonorsclub24@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The Purpose of the Honors’ club is to guide its members with access to succeed in college/university. Our mission is to guide students to the Honors’ program and provide opportunities to excel. Students will be encouraged and welcomed to learn and grow into academic scholars. The Honors’ club is a space where one can come and raise awareness for any social issue and coming together as a community. As a club we will do our best to help our community through community service and social justice awareness. The club is open to all!

Department:Automotive Technology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Adrian Banuelos; banuelam@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12pm Autolot P1-106

Club Contact:huskiegarage@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the “Huskie Garage” is to promote the advancement and recognition of students of the Auto Tech Program at ELAC; we as a club plan to do so through extra-curricular activities, developmental experimentation, automotive ingenuity and innovation, and will be competing in the Shell Eco Marathon in San Francisco in 2018. Competing in this competition will give club members the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge to use in a technical application. Club members will use critical thinking in; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with an automotive application. Club members will learn and apply, and not limited to, techniques in aerodynamics, vehicle geometry, application of alternative energies, materials, and specialized tools. The auto tech club will be building an advancement fuel efficient vehicle for competition; while learning new techniques with industrial machines and tools, along with safe and effective work/shop practices, and project management. Huskie Garage members will promote the collaboration of STEM students and clubs, while preparing students for transfer to a 4 year university/college or directly into industry.

Department:International

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Jeremy Allred; allredjp@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:"Every Two weeks on Fridays 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM F7 110 "

Club Contact:nemo1779499702@gmail.com

Mission Statement

ISAP is founded by two ELAC Christian alumni, Feifei Long and Alice Ma, who are motivated by the love of God to help new International students of community college better adapt to their new college life and living environment in USA. The mission of International Student Advancement Program (ISAP) is to help international students to enhance the chance to be accepted by USC and various campuses of the UC system by providing information and counseling during their transfer process and offering various opportunities for them to gain leadership and involve in community services. In addition, we provide various extracurricular activities, such as volunteer opportunities and transfer workshops.

Department:English

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Raenna Gleason; gleasorl@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:00 PM G7-102

Club Contact:delloroprog@elac.edu

Mission Statement

In the East Los Angeles community we have low levels of academic success due to obstacles. The John Delloro Club is made up of these ELAC students who find themselves in a new environment. We branch out to high school students and help them to make the decision to study at a two year institution and help them on their journey to a four year university. The purpose of the John Delloro Club is to provide students with the opportunity to take initiative in creating social change in their community. This program grants incoming college students a pathway to success as well as a supportive community that allows them to grow freely as students, individuals, and part of a community.

Department:Kinesiology

Category:Health-Wellness

Advisor Contact:Rick Gamboa; rickgamboa@sbcglobal.net

Club Meeting Information:"Tuesdays (Board Members) 12:00PM - 2:00PM E9-114 and Thursdays (Everyone) 12:00PM - 2:00PM E9-114"

Club Contact:elackinclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The East Los Angeles College Kinesiology Club puts emphasis on healthy eating, staying active, participating in multiple athletic activities, getting our fellow Huskies involved with our on-campus events, while making time to give back to the local and surrounding communities. Academics is our main priority that is why our students take their grades seriously. The Kinesiology (Kin) club is known for a variety of accomplishments in past events such as: hosting Ann Meyers for Women’s empowerment month, the first ever wheelchair games, dodge ball tournament, 3 on 3 basketball, water safety program, Annual Husky Trot, Holiday Husky Drive, WRA 2018 reunion and two-time Husky bowl champions. We also have group activities including: hiking, beach day, Dodger games, end of semester dinner parties, and study sessions. We are always welcoming new huskies to become a member of our Kin Club Family.

Department:Student Services

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Mary Contreras; contremh@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Wednesdays 6:00pm D7 Transfer Center

Club Contact:lctaelac@elac.edu

Mission Statement

ELAC LCTA cultivates a holistic approach to self-efficiency through culturally relevant mentoring and learning that empowers and supports Latina students. With the help of our non-traditional hours, we focus on supporting Latina students who attend ELAC for longer than expected due to barriers that prevent them from successfully completing core courses needed to transfer and or graduate.

Department:Business Administration

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Filemon Samson samsonfk@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:15pm F7-217

Club Contact:kevintorres7376@gmail.com

Mission Statement

To aim, to help our students to accomplish their lives goals and help others. We are determined to share opportunities to our members to learn more about business trade and law. Activities include: guest speakers, filed trips, and community. Our fellow members work together to attain future success.

Department:Counseling

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Jovany Gaucin; gaucinj@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Fridays 4:00pm Cafeteria

Club Contact:MaleLeadershipAcademyClub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Male Leadership Club (MLC) is to create access and greater outcomes for men in higher education and people interested in serving as peer mentors. We aim to strengthen academic, personal, and character enrichment to improve completion and transfer rates. We are committed to developing the whole student both inside and outside the classroom. MLC explores key concepts of personal leadership with a focus on helping a student impact the way we relate, communicate, and ultimately lead.

Department:Political Science

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Rogelio Garcia; garciar3@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:"Thursdays 12:15PM - 1:15PM F7-111

Club Contact:elac.mun@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The East Los College branch of the Model United Nations seeks to promote the specific goals of East Los Angeles College: • To enable students to contribute to the richness of cultural diversity. • To encourage leaders who will make positive contributions to an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world • To foster reasoned discussion of contemporary issues • To instill an eagerness to embrace the challenges of a more global future Participation in Model United Nations enriches students international outlook, in giving them intense awareness of other countries and international issues, as well experience in seeking feasible solutions through reasoned discussion. This work is especially important in today’s globalized world, granting our members the opportunity to craft and promote their specific solutions. Students’ experience in engaging with these issues, with other students from all around the world, is an important step in helping to create and develop an international community, and to embrace the challenges of a more global future. This branch of the M.U.N. also seeks to enhance the program in international studies at ELAC, by giving students an interdisciplinary opportunity to work in multiple fields at once, as well as an experimental, deliberative dimension beyond what can be simulated in the classroom

Department:Music

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Anthony Lupica; lupicaaj@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:"Fridays 12:30PM - 1:30PM S2-107Q"

Club Contact:www.facebook.com/elac.muse/

Mission Statement

The mission of M.U.S.E. is to 1.Provide a safe space for students at E.L.A.C. that are interested in learning about music and the musicians that create and interpret music. 2.Create a driven, working community environment that creates a bridge between the ELAC student body, faculty, and surrounding communities. 3. Assist students with acquiring the tolls and skills that they need to succeed in their overall college experience. 4.Build rapport and camaraderie among students in the E.L.A.C. Music Department. 5.Provide crucial support to the E.L.A.C. Music Department by assisting with the organization and execution of department events (concerts, recitals, etc.)

Department:Psychology

Category:Health-Wellness

Advisor Contact:Truc HaMai; hatm@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Every other Wednesday 11:30PM - 1:00PM SGEC library

Club Contact:www.facebook.com/elacsgnami

Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization is to positively impact the mental health and wellness of the ELAC South Gate campus community. NAMI at South Gate is a student-run, student based organization that provides mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. This club seeks to: --Educate and increase awareness of mental health issues to students, faculty, and administration at ELAC. --Provide knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental health issues. --Encourage and promote early detection and intervention of mental health issues and provide campus and community referral resources to ELAC students who are experiencing mental health problems. --Create understanding and empathy as a means of combating the stigma that surrounds mental health issues by breaking the silence that creates barriers to seeking help. --Advocate to enhanced support and counseling services at ELAC, and for equitable services and treatments for ELAC students who experience mental health issues.

Department:Social Science

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Kenneth Chaiprasert; lawpathway@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:1st and last Tuesday 12:15 PM F7-215

Club Contact:yvettegrimaldi4@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The ELAC Pathway to Law School Club will have the following purposes: A. Demystify law school visits to law school classes, moot court completions, bar events and scholarly presentations. B. Provide students with tutoring referrals, a designated counselor and a mentor who is an attorney. C. Provide students with opportunities to do internships and service learning. D. Provide students with opportunities to network with law students, attorneys, and one another.

Department:Theater

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Champagne Hansen; hansenjl@elac.edu and Mizzone Pellegrini; mizzonv@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Everyother Monday 12:15pm P2

Club Contact:performanceeast.elac@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of Performance East is to provide a support system and guidance for members who will attend and participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The theater festival provides students with the opportunity to compete and perform at a national theater festival for scholarships, experience and jobs. It also allows students to gain exposure to other colleges’ theater programs and to network with students and faculty from other schools. The club will help members develop an appreciation for all aspects of theater and let the members showcase their talents. Performance East will foster a happy and healthy community of theater students in their pursuit of excellence.

Department:Psychology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Bryant Horowitz; horowib@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:2nd and 4th Thursday 12:15PM - 1:30PM G8-107

Club Contact:psibetaclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Psi Beta’s Mission Statement is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

Department:Psychology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Randy Ludwig; rludwig17@yahoo.com

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 12:15pm- 1:30pm F7-226

Club Contact:psychclubelac@gmail.com

Mission Statement

To provide students a greater awareness and understanding of the field of psychology, exploring its origin and applications to everyday life, in ways that challenge students to become better individuals, and help them find ways to better understand, and contribute to, the world in which they live.

Department:Allied Health

Category:Career-Techincal

Advisor Contact:Raul Avila; avilara@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:00PM - 1:00PM G5-105

Club Contact:rtprogram@elac.edu

Mission Statement

We seek to build partnership, volunteer, fundraising and educational opportunities related to respiratory health. We aspire to be advocates for patient care, clean air and the profession of respiratory therapy in the Los Angeles area. Our long-term goal is to promote the success of ELAC/SMC’s respiratory therapy Program

Department:Music

Category:Cultural-Arts

Advisor Contact:Jesus "Chuy" Martinez; martinje@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 6:50pm - 10:00pm S2-121 Band Room

Club Contact:martinje@elac.edu

Mission Statement

Rhythm Club represents the music ensembles here at East Los Angeles College. Each ensemble promotes the college by performing at events around the community, as well as out of state. The purpose of the Rhythm club is to fundraise for our ensembles so that we can be able to represent and promote not only the music department and the school’s student body, but also the spirit of East Los Angeles College.

Department:Counseling

Category:Special Interest

Advisor Contact:Patricia Reynaga; reynaga@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:"Fridays 1:00PM - 2:00PM E7-210

Club Contact:rootsofstem@gmail.com

Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of this organization to uphold the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields in the East Los Angeles Community. Through networks and resources offered by the various ELAC programs like Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), we shall focus on strengthening the culture of the STEM community, nurturing them through, and helping them reach their highest potential.

Department:Sociology

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Irwing Jimenez; jimeneir@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursdays 12:15PM - 1:30PM F7-215

Club Contact:N/A

Mission Statement

The Sociology Club of East Los Angeles College aims to achieve the following: To provide students with information about the field of sociology, which includes its majors, careers, and opportunities; to promote leadership on/off campus as students and individuals; to collaborate with other clubs on campus, groups, organizations, individual entities and community at large; to analyze society and its functions; to discuss what is learned through our academics and apply it to our lives; and lastly, to share the breadth of our knowledge and resources with others whilst learning from them as well.

Department:Psychology

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Maria Mayoryk; mayorymb@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm at SouthGate room 106

Club Contact:sgpsychclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

To promote a greater awareness of the field of psychology, providing information about the different fields and areas of study. Through education and interaction, we will help to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness. We provide students opportunities to become better individuals and contribute to the lives of others.

Department:Pyschology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Randy Ludwig rludwig17@yahoo.com

Club Meeting Information:Every Thursdays except the first F7-226 12:15pm

Club Contact:tellezso147@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Statistics club seeks to encourage and develop analytical thought by means of data collection, statistical analysis, and evidence-based interpretation. The ultimate goals are to inspire and enhance effective decision making, and to develop effective problem-solving techniques for individuals and groups.

Department:Sociology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Elizabeth Ortega; ortegae4@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:First and Third Friday 11:00 am at SouthGate room 110

Club Contact:eddieguerrero@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Student Success Collective Club is to give knowledge to students about the transferring process and we try our best to encourage students to get involved with school. We are a club from the South Gate Campus and clubs are not as active as they are in the main campus and we are trying to change that. We help students with applications, we go to field trips that way students can pick a school that best fits them, we also try to expose all the resources that our school offers. We have excellent advisors who are willing to not just help us out with school but just help us out with life in general. Last but not least we try our best to have fun.

Department:Pyschology

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Lisa Vartanian; vartanlm@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Tuesdays 6:30PM - 7:00PM F7-224

Club Contact:elacsasaclub@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The mission of S.A.S.A. is to promote awareness of substance abuse and addiction issues, as well as campus and community related issues involving addiction disorders by endorsing personal growth, recovery, and treatment. We are a club with the Chemical Dependency Certification Program here at East Los Angeles College.

Department:Social Science

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Carlos Ramirez; ramireca@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Thursday 12:10PM - 1:10PM F7-219

Club Contact:ramireca@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The purpose of the History Circle is to provide an informal environment where both students and faculty can come together to raise awareness and discuss historical events and how they affect contemporary issues. The History Circle will provide social gatherings and community outreach, where members of the club will select the topics, and all other club functions. The History Circle will function under the direction and auspices of the East Los Angeles College Social Science Department.

Department:CFES

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Reyna Hernandez; hernanr3@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Wednesdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm Dreamreasource Center E7-119

Club Contact:undocuhuskies@gmail.com

Mission Statement

The UndocuHuskies Scholars emerged as a group for leadership, education, development and policy on immigrant issues among our community. As a student group that struggles on a daily basis in common situations such as attending to College, we advocate to ensure immigration youth continue to receive education that will impact their lives. All people have the right to learn and pursue their dreams regardless of immigration status or financial situation. As a family, we provide support to undocumented students, AB540 students and DACA recipients at East Los Angeles College. If we do not have the resources to support you, we are going to make sure to connect you with institutions, organizations and supporters off-campus. Our main mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship. We advocate for equitable student support services and opportunities, in order to achieve a healthier campus climate not only with other students but among faculty and staff. We want to ensure that all the resources to accomplish a successful transfer to a 4-year degree university are at your fingertips. We encourage you to join us, because it is the only way to lose fear and get strength.

Department:Architecture

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Patricia Combes-Brighton; combespd@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Every other Thursday 1:30pm E7-119

Club Contact:N/A

Mission Statement

The purpose of the club is to expose students to green environment practices, to advocate for green building policies, and to build networks of allies where it matters most- in the community. This student-led organization provides members with opportunities to build character and develop leadership skills. Chapters provide individuals with opportunities at the local and regional levels for active involvement and leadership, while also offering learning, networking and other professional development activities.

Department:Veterans Resouce Center

Category:Service-Social Activitism

Advisor Contact:Jessica Peak; peakj@elac.edu

Club Meeting Information:Wednesdays 1:00PM - 2:00PM D7 VRC

Club Contact:veteranservices@elac.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of Veterans of East Los Angeles College is to establish a group of veterans and non-veterans ELAC students, to create camaraderie, and to build moral among fellow peers and their families. These goals will be achieved through hosting family friendly events and fundraising events, building the VELAC budget to allow the success of our members educational and personal well-being.

Department:Psychology

Category:Academic-Department

Advisor Contact:Randy Ludwig; rludwig17@yahoo.com

Club Meeting Information:Fridays 12:30pm- 2:30pm F7-220

Club Contact:jasy2442@yahoo.com

Mission Statement

To develop and inspire leaders with vision, insight, and integrity, skilled in applying critical thinking strategies to solve problems and positively contribute to the world.