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Community, Organizational, and Educational Partners

The Partnership Development department at Pacific Oaks College is committed to helping businesses, nonprofits, educational organizations provide their students, staff, and affiliates with educational opportunities through a partnership that meets the unique needs of the organization.

The Partnership Development team can tailor a partnership to the needs of the organization to build upon its strengths and help their team achieve their desired outcomes.

Partnership opportunities can include:

  • Bachelor or Master degree program cohorts online or at a location of your choosing that align to your organizational goals and the schedule of the participants
  • Subject matter experts to lead employee development or workshop trainings
  • Development of training or certificate programs to support the growth of your staff
  • Academic, admissions, and financial information sessions, either onsite or online, to prepare your team to continue with their educational journey
  • Opportunity for Pacific Oaks’ students to complete internship and practicum hours at your site
  • Pacific Oaks’ community (faulty, staff and students) volunteering to support your organization
  • Special Partnership tuition rate for staff and their families that are interested in continuing with their education at Pacific Oaks College

Below is a sample of our current partnerships. For more information, please contact Amin Maghsoodi, Executive Director, Partnership Development at [email protected] or 626-529-8222.

Click HERE to schedule a collaboration meeting.

Community and Organizational Partners

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California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

In 1978, a group of local Hispanic chamber leaders from throughout California convened to discuss the lack of representation of Hispanic businesses in state government. These leaders also recognized the need for an organization that would effectively represent the interest of rapidly growing number of Hispanic-owned businesses in California. Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business association, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) was created and now represents the interest of over 800,000 Hispanic business owners in California. The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses.

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The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Initially formed as a living room discussion group in 1977, One in Long Beach, Inc., received its nonprofit, 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service in 1980. Today, the agency is commonly referred to as The LGBTQ Center Long Beach (‘The Center’). The mission is to advance equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive education, advocacy, programs, and services. Current programs include HIV and STI testing, mental health counseling, youth and family services, older adult services, legal services, name and gender marker change assistance, domestic violence services, transgender health programs, cyber center, and lending library. Over 20 social and support groups and community-education programs, including QFilm Festival and AIDS Walk Long Beach, are offered. Major achievements include operating one of the first HIV testing sites in Southern California, creating the largest HIV/AIDS case management organization in the city at the height of the epidemic, and supporting the founding of cultural events, including AIDS Walk Long Beach and Long Beach Pride.

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American English College

Established in 1983, American English College's mission is to provide (F1) international and domestic students with an excellent, comprehensive, and affordable English language education. Programs are developed to meet the needs of each student across all levels of English, from beginner to advanced. An ACCET accredited and SEVIS certified language school specializing in English language and test preparation courses, American English College offers classes online and in-person in Monterey Park and Rowland Heights, CA. Pacific Oaks College applicants (prospective and current students) interested in improving their English language skills at American English College will receive a $350 partner scholarship* towards one quarter of study.

*or 25% off course selection.

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California Head Start Association

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.  The Association is an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.



CAPSES is comprised of nonpublic schools, agencies, organizations, and individuals who specialize in the delivery of private special education school services. Our primary mission is to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities by advocating for them in public policy, and promoting high quality instruction, guidance, therapy and staff development. CAPSES is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the leadership role of the private sector in offering alternative quality services to individuals with disabilities. By providing the highest quality instruction, therapy and guidance and advocacy to their clients, CAPSES members strive to help special education students maximize their potential and lead independent and dignified lives. We are able to build that potential by working together to ensure appropriate services to all eligible students and their families.

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Learning for Equity™ 

Learning for Equity™ (L4E) curricula are by-design and on-demand, created to address systemic and institutional racism in response to emerging issues specific to community and organization needs. L4E takes a strengths-based approach that acknowledges the inherent value of BIPOC communities and communities of color. L4E uses a community-based participatory model and focuses on building the agency of participants to affect change. L4E participants learn, grow, and collaborate to drive policy and systems-change at local and state levels. L4E supports transformational culture change through a JEDI framework, and meets the client where they are by co-creating multi-year strategic goals with annual SMART objectives and quarterly metrics to track impact. Finally, L4E integrates restorative, repetitive, and transformative practices as guideposts for sustainability and impact.

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YWCA-Greater Los Angeles

YWCA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) is a non-profit organization, established in 1894 as a women’s membership movement, built on the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.  Today, their four signature programs include Child Development & Infant Learning Centers; Workforce Development; Sexual Assault Crisis Services; and Senior Engagement Services.  As a YWCA, they advocate for justice and dignity for all people with the goal of transforming lives, building individuals and family self-reliance, and ultimately, strengthening the community of Los Angeles. As partners with Pacific Oaks College, YWCA GLA employees are eligible for a Partnership Tuition Rate for any degree program either on campus or online. YWCA GLA employees should consult their Human Resources department for further information on how to participate in this special opportunity.

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Total Education Solutions

Total Education Solutions (TES) provides innovative multidisciplinary education and therapeutic services in schools, homes, clinics, communities, and online to children and adults with special needs. TES offers their school clients services related to special education management, staffing, school governance, fiscal monitoring, professional development, IDEA compliance, and customized solutions.  At their family-centered clinics, they offer a variety of therapeutic services for children and adults with special needs, including those in the Autism spectrum.  As partners with Pacific Oaks College, employees of TES and their partner organizations are eligible for a Partnership Tuition Rate for any degree program either on campus or online. TES also provides additional education tuition benefits for its employees and employees of its partner organizations who choose to attend Pacific Oaks College. TES employees should consult their Human Resources department for further information on how to participate in this special opportunity.

International Child Resource Institute

International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) believes all children deserve access to high-quality, stimulating, developmentally-appropriate early childhood care and education. Early intervention promotes healthy growth and development of children and their communities.  ICRI envisions a world in which all communities have access to the resources necessary to overcome poverty. Sustainability and self-sufficiency are core principles of every effort to improve the lives of children and families around the world.