Temporary Assistance to Needy Families LA Case Study
Organization: Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, CA
Contact: Angela B. Aghajanian, CalWORKs Director
Program Name: CalWORKs
Funding: CalWORKs program funds (CA Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)
Curricula used: Love Notes
Curricula benefits: Student awareness about healthy relationships.
Target Audience: CalWORKs students
Audience Demographics: White, Hispanic, Males and Females, Ages 18-45
Class size: Varied 5-15
Location of Instruction: LAMC Campus
Length of Instruction: 5 sessions, 1.5 hours each session
Instructor Training: Has attended training provided by the Dibble Institute.
Utilization of teacher and student materials: Teacher has a copy of the Love Notes handbook.
Recruitment Process: Mass email
Incentives to teachers and students: Personal growth for teachers and students equally.Outcomes: Positive feedback from students.
Challenges: Low attendance (over 400 students were invited)
Tips: Offer refreshments and be flexible; take students schedules into consideration.