Rio Hondo College will receive $664,220 in federal grant dollars over the next four years to remove financial barriers to childcare that can prevent students with children from attending college. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant will provide the College with $166,055 annually to subsidize up to 75 percent of the cost of childcare for parents who are Pell Grant recipients or Pell Grant eligible.
Jan 25, 2019Closed South Whittier Library to make way for low-income housing for Rio Hondo students – WDN
Los Angeles County plans to build a 27-unit apartment complex at the site of the former South Whittier Library for low-income Rio Hondo College students. The county Board of Supervisors this week approved a 180-day exclusive negotiating agreement with Long Beach-based LINC Housing Corp., a local nonprofit developer, to work on the plan. The previous library operated out of a 17,000 square-foot strip mall-like building that eventually will be razed, said Ivan Sulic, field deputy for Hahn.
Rio Hondo College's Board of Trustees held an Oath of Office ceremony for one returning board member and two new members in front of a standing-room-only crowd of guests on Dec. 12 before naming new officers during a subsequent board meeting to lead the board through 2019.
Rio Hondo College has launched a free tutoring program for area public schools in its Adopt-A-School program, providing college students who are studying child development and related fields to assist K-12 students during and after school.
Rio Hondo College commemorated Veterans Day with a Nov. 13 celebration that honored World War II veteran and former College vice president Yoshio C. Nakamura and featured guest speakers and a presentation of Rio Hondo College Veteran Memorial Coin to attending veterans.
On the evening of November 29, Rio Hondo College students and legal professionals from across the Southland braved torrential rains and lighting gathered together in the Administration of Justice Building for the Pathway to Law School Mentor Mixer.
Rio Hondo College voters on Nov. 6 re-elected Norma Edith Garcia and elected Whittier residents Rosaelva Lomeli and Oscar Valladares to serve on the Board of Trustees, according to preliminary election results.
Nov 9, 2018New Leader – Mid Valley News
Rio Hondo College's Board of Trustees on Wednesday hired PPL, Inc. to conduct a search for a new superintendent/president to succeed leader Teresa Dreyfuss, who is departing at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.
Rio Hondo College is expanding and creating programs to support undocumented students and their families so that more people will be able to realize their full potential. The College is one of 32 campuses across California that received support this school year from the new
WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- Rio Hondo College in Whittier is making history. The school is the first college in Los Angeles County to implement a second year of free tuition for students. Officials announced the expansion of the "Rio Promise" program.