Supporting the most vulnerable students topic of AAUW meeting

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Courtesy photo Pictured is Pamela Sepulveda, Case Manager for the Falcon’s Basic Needs Program at Cerritos College, who will be the guest speaker at the La Palma-Cerritos AAUW meeting.

The public is invited to come to the General Meeting of the La Palma-Cerritos American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cerritos Library Skyline Room, 18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos. At 7 p.m., guest speaker Pamela Sepulveda will be speaking on the topic of “Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students to Reach Their Academic Goals Through the Falcon’s Nest at Cerritos College.” Guests are welcome to stay for the branch business meeting that will follow Sepulveda’s presentation.

Pamela Sepulveda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Fullerton College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from USC. She has worked as a social worker for over 20 years with public child welfare, school based social work, and youth in crisis at a local youth center. Since June 2020, she has been Case Manager for the Falcon Basic Needs Program at Cerritos College. She and her team created a basic needs center that links students to food, hygiene, housing, financial support, on- and off-campus resources. She and her team work to ensure that the students’ lack of basic needs do not create a barrier to their academic success.

Ms. Sepulveda has submitted a list of many items that are needed by students at Cerritos College who might be homeless or lacking sufficient funds to pay for necessary basic living needs. She would appreciate receiving the following kinds of donations: 1) Food: Canned soup, condiments (such as ketchup, salad dressings, mayonnaise, mustard, etc.), cereals, canned meat, etc. 2) Hygiene Items: Shampoo, hair conditioners, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, hair brushes, mouth wash, shave gel, etc.

For more information about Falcon’s Nest at Cerritos College, contact Case Manager for Falcon Basic Needs, Pamela Sepulveda, at psepulveda@cerritos.edu or call 562-860-2451, Extension 2431.

Members of the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the AAUW will be bringing donations for Falcon’s Nest at the November 18, 2021, meeting. The public is asked to join in helping the students at Cerritos College achieve their academic goals by donating Basic Needs items listed above so that they can continue their studies at Cerritos College. Donations can also be sent to Falcon Basic Needs at 1110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk CA, 90650.

For more information about future La Palma-Cerritos AAUW meetings, contact Program Co-VP Karen Cox at 562—519-0596.Ss

Supporting the most vulnerable students topic of AAUW meeting