Alternative StudENt Resources
At Compton College, we are dedicated to ensuring your success by providing essential resources.
If you need or are interested in any of the resources or services listed below, please complete the
Currently enrolled Compton College students may appply for:
- Wi-Fi Hotspots
Request information about:
- Financial Grants
- Housing Grants
- Food Resources
All resources and services are available on a first-come-first-served basis to students currently enrolled in fall 2020 classes at Compton College.
After submitting the form, please check your @compton.edu email regularly for an application status update and additional information.
Any additional questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chancellor's Office is committed to providing resources to support individual
community colleges and their students that are now working in a whole new way - online
Compton College students who may need access to free food resources during the campus closure can utilize the following resources:
Food Pantries and Giveaways
Food Net - East Rancho Dominguez
15116 S. Atlantic Ave, Compton, CA 90221
Food Distribution: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (appointment needed)
Shields for Families-Social Service Agency - Food Bank
11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place
Lynwood, CA 90262
323-242-5000, ext. 4200
Food Distribution: Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Paramount Care Foundation
8303 Alondra Boulevard
Paramount, CA 90723
City of Lynwood: Kinds and Teens Eat Free - beginning March 16, 2020
To find the nearest Food Bank: https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/
Food Bank Resource Guide (PDF)
What I Need (WIN) App for LA's Homeless and Struggling Youth, Families and Adults:
K-12 Meal Service
Lynwood Unified School District
Compton Unified School District
Paramount Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
Students can apply for CalFresh at: https://students.getcalfresh.org/
Other benefits and information available at the Your Benefits Now website: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html
The DPSS Customer Service Center can be reached at (866) 613-3777.
Currently enrolled Compton College students, have access to Student Health Center services!
If you have any physical or behavioral health concerns or questions, call the St. John's Well Child and Family Center at (213)226-7480 to receive services over the phone or to schedule an in-person appointment.
No same day appointments or walk-ins. And, students must follow COVID-19 protocols at the gate, including a wellness check.
And, there is FREE COVID-19 testing available by appointment.
Visit the Student Health Center webpage for more information.
As California Community Colleges move classes and services online, access to reliable internet service is critical. Below is a list of several companies providing free or low-cost internet access during the current emergency.
New customers who sign up for Internet Essentials will receive 60 days of free internet service, increase speeds from 15/2 to 25/3, 40 hours of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots per month and open on an unlimited basis.
No Disconnects or Late Fees.
No termination regardless of ability to pay, waive late payment fees due to inability to pay, and keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for those who need them.
In-home modem included.
Charter Communications, Spectrum's parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with Kâ€“12 and/or college students who do not already have internet through the company.
Optional in-home Wi-Fi service at $5/month.
The following refers to the next 60 days:
Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month.
|Verizon||Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination (Links to an external site.) for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.|
|California Connects||California Community Colleges students are eligible for this mobile hotspot service (Links to an external site.), powered by Sprint, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge for only $19.99 a month.|
|Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots||All Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the "xfinitywifi" SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. For more information on available public hotspots visit https://wifi.xfinity.com/.|
New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through May 12, 2020. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and May 12, 2020.
In-home modem included.
Additionally, as part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge (Links to an external site.), AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Google Fiber, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile will not disconnect any customers for the next 60 days regardless of payment status.
Legal Services: Click here
Student Support: Click here
Student Resources: Click here
Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project is a one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. For additional information and to review the participating organization please visit the Disaster Relief Application Services and Assistance by Region and County website.
- Click here for details on DRAI.
Peer Housing Navigator
Winter Shelter - call agency first:
109TH St. Recreation Center
1464 East 109th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Safe Parking near Compton College. Call agency for information:
SSG / HOPICS - South LA Crocker
Contact: 323-948-0444, Ext. 115
Number of Spaces: 35
For Adults & Families
Hours of Operation:
8:15 p.m.- 7 a.m., Daily
Amenities: Portable restrooms
Number of Spaces: 30
For Adults & Youth
Hours of Operation:
7 p.m.- 7 a.m., Daily
Amenities: On-site restrooms
More Safe Parking Information:
LAHSA Safe Parking Program Flyer
The California Youth Crisis line runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 800-843-5200. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
For our LGBTQ students, information and support is offered through a number of other resources as well. Contact the Trevor Project by calling 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 for 24/7 information and suicide prevention resources. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline is available from 1:00 â€“ 9:00 p.m. at 1-800-273-8255. Or you can call or text the Victims of Crime Resource Center at 1-800-842-8467 for help or guidance.