Whittier, California – Río Hondo College will continue addressing students experiencing housing insecurity with the help of a $20,000 donation from Janice Hahn, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, ensuring every student has a chance for success.

Hahn presented her donation to Río Hondo College and other Whittier area K-12 school districts to assist in meeting the basic needs of students at a Whittier Area Schools Trustees Association mixer on Sept. 21.

“We are honored to have such an incredible partner supporting us in our goal to enable all students to fulfill their highest educational potential,” Superintendent/President Dr. Marilyn Flores said. “All students deserve the chance to receive a great education.”

Funds will go toward supporting the Río Source Room, a basic needs resource for students, which is located on campus. Students can access a food pantry, housing referrals, diapers and infant supplies, financial aid assistance, mental health referrals, a computer lab and CalFresh and Medi-Cal application assistance at the Río Source Room.

“It is crucial for our campus to provide resources to students experiencing housing insecurity, food insecurity or other challenges,” Dr. Flores said. “The funds we received will allow us to continue supporting our students’ basic needs to help them achieve their personal and educational goals.”


DONATION: Río Hondo College leadership is presented with a $20,000 check from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Hahn during a Whittier Area Schools Trustees Association mixer on Sept. 21. The funds will be used to address students experiencing housing insecurity.