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California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office: Student Resources

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 only.

Accessing Food During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Compton College students who may need access to free food resources during the campus closure (March 21 - April 17, 2020) can utilize the following resources:


Free meals available to students with current Compton College ID. One meal per student, per day, while supplies last.

30 meals will be available weekdays, Monday-Friday. 
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

253 E. Compton Boulevard
Compton, CA 90220

EBT is also accepted.

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)
Appointments: 310-603-7401

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/

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



Compton College Peer Housing Navigator
Denisha Hill
(323) 681-8028


Benefits (CalFresh/EBT card, MediCal, etc.):

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.

Health Services

Spring 2020 Compton College students may call St. John's Well Child and Family Center for medical and mental health services: 323-541-1411

Covered California

Covered California extends special enrollment for health coverage until June 30:

Sign up online at: https://www.healthforcalifornia.com/covered-california

Student Laptop Loan Program

The Compton College Student Laptop Loan Program will begin next week! 

Laptops are available on a first-come first-served basis to students who submit a Student Laptop Loan Program RSVP and are currently enrolled in spring 2020 courses at Compton College. Make sure you read the instructions carefully on the RSVP. 

The laptop loan distribution will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. A Compton College representative will contact you via your @compton.edu email with pick-up instructions. 

To comply with social distancing protocol, please DO NOT come to campus if you do not receive a designated pick-up date and time. Campus police are monitoring the campus entrance.

Students will be required to sign a Student Laptop Loan Agreement when they pick-up a laptop at their assigned time. 

Questions? send an email to studentlife@compton.edu.

Reduced Cost or Free Internet Access

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.

Comcast Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering two months of free to Internet service through the Internet Essentials program (Links to an external site.).  This offer is available to new and existing customers. Additionally, Xfinity WiFi hotspots (Links to an external site.) are now available free of charge to the public.
AT&T AT&T is providing free access to its WiFI hot spots (Links to an external site.) throughout the country. 
Charter Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access (Links to an external site.) for 60 days to households college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, all WiFi hotspots are now free of charge.
T-Mobile T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
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/.

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.

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