Dear ASAP Students,
As LaGuardia Community College ASAP students, your family in the ASAP program acknowledge that there are obstacles in obtaining your associates degree that stretch beyond academic advising, tuition, metro cards, and textbooks. Through internal research within the LaGuardia Community College ASAP program we have found that although family may serve as a primary or additional motivator in continuing your education that in some circumstances they are also an obstacle either due to you having the responsibility to care for children, elderly parents or relatives physically, emotionally, or financially. Your ASAP family is also aware that school may not be your only responsibility and that there are other pressing issues in your life that need your attention.
We are here to say that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! The feelings that you are experiencing toward these life circumstances are normal and we are here to work with you through these feelings by connecting you to on and off campus resources that exist to help you maximize your potential as a student and overall individual.
The LaGuardia Community College ASAP program has secured effective, ongoing relationships with valuable resources and services on campus such as the Single Stop office, The Wellness Center and the Division of Adult & Continuing Education not only for your personal benefit but also for the benefit of the family members that you care for.
The Division of Adult & Continuing Education provides a variety of services either at no cost or at a reasonable cost that can benefit your family to put them in a better position either to pursue an education or to participate in a professional development or certificate program that will put them in a better position for employment.
A few of the services that are provided are:
- High School Equivalency Diploma programs
- Programs to assist with learning English
- Programs that prepare individuals for college
- Youth employment and adult internship programs for individuals between the ages of 16-24
- Programs for veterans
- Programs for professional development to assist individuals with advancing their careers
- Professional certificate programs to immediately put individuals in a guided position for employment.
For more details and information you may visit the office for Adult & Continuing Education in the C Building – Room 400 or call a representative at 718-482-7244. You may also find their list of programs on the A.C.E. website at www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ace/.
The services of the LaGuardia Community College Single Stop office are available to both you and the family members of LaGuardia Community College students.
Single Stop may benefit your family and yourself:
- With filling out and completing complicated benefits paperwork
- Legal assistance
- Health care enrollment
- Housing assistance
- With your taxes
- Food assistance, and much more.
You or you family member may meet with a Single Stop representative either by walking in to the office in C107 or you may schedule an appointment by calling 718-482-5129. You may visit the Single Stop website at www.laguardia.edu/singlestop/.
LaGuardia Community College’s well-established and reputable Wellness Center is available for you in the C Building, Room 249. You may schedule an appointment with the Wellness Center by calling 718-482-5471. You may visit the Wellness Center Website at www.laguardia.edu/WellnessCenter/ for more information about the center.
Help is available in the LaGuardia Community College Wellness Center for:
- Family Difficulties
- Financial Stressors
- Friendship Problems
- Grief and Loss
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Concerns
- Recovering from Trauma
- Relationship Problems
- Stress and Anxiety
- Adjustment to College Life
- Alcohol Drug Abuse and Addictions
- Diversity and Cultural Differences
- Domestic Violence Issues
- Eating and Body Image Concerns
- Suicide Concerns