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Program to create college-bound culture in east Los Angeles

LA School Report | May 9, 2014

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Los Angeles Times logoVia the Los Angeles Times | By Stephen Ceasar

An initiative intended to foster a college-going culture in East Los Angeles will grant guaranteed admission to Cal State L.A. to certain students at Garfield High School and East Los Angeles College, officials announced Thursday.

The collaborative program, named “GO East LA: A Pathway for College and Career Success,” promises enrollment at Cal State L.A. and East L.A. College for graduating seniors from Garfield High who reach minimum qualifications. It also provides the same guarantee to East L.A. students who fulfill certain requirements to transfer to Cal State L.A.

The plan was developed by Los Angeles Board of Education member Monica Garcia, East L.A. College President Marvin Martinez and Cal State L.A President William Covino.

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