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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

Compton College Resources Form

Currently enrolled Compton College students may apply for:

  • Laptops
  • Wi-Fi Hotspots

Request information about:

  • Financial Grants
  • Housing Referral Services
  • Food Resources
  • CalFresh Enrollment

All resources and services are available on a first-come-first-served basis to students currently enrolled Compton College students.

After submitting the form, please check your @compton.edu email regularly for an application status update and additional information.

Any additional questions? Email tartarsupport@compton.edu 


*Attention: If your hotspot device has stopped working and you have a Sprint SIM card, you will need to exchange your device for a new one with a T-Mobile SIM card.  The IT department can assist you from 9am-4pm (M-F) in room C-39


Installation & technical assistance instructions can be found in the box with your hotspot device

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.

Compton College students who may need access to free food resources during the campus closure can utilize the following resources:

 Food Pantries and Giveaways

Los Angeles County Food Bank-Compton College          1111 E. Artesia Blvd. Compton, CA 90221                  Parking Lot F-Greenleaf blvd entrance                            Food Distribution-Every 2nd Tuesday 1 p.m to 3 p.m

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/

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.

USAC's Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

 alk to your Lifeline provider about the services they may have available as part of Emergency Broadband Benefit, including options to apply the discounts to your existing Lifeline service, or contact another broadband provider participating in the EBB Program to apply the benefit to a separate broadband service.



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.

  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers
  • Xfinity Wi-Fi Free For Everyone
  • Pausing Our Data Plan

No Disconnects or Late Fees.

Contact: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/


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.

  • Up to $10 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee

In-home modem included.

Contact :https://accessatt.solixcs.com/#/home


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 K–12 and/or college students who do not already have internet through the company.

  •  Free Internet modem
  •  High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
  •  No data caps
  •  No contracts

 Optional in-home Wi-Fi service at $5/month.

Contact: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content


The following refers to the next 60 days:

  • Current customers will have unlimited smartphone data (excluding roaming)
  • An additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service
  • Extra free data up to 5GB of data per month

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.

Contact: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-

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.

  • $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee

In-home modem included.

Contact: https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/

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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Undocu Updates

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.

Compton College
Peer Housing Navigator
Denisha Hill

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
Website: www.hopics.org
Amenities: Portable restrooms
No RVs

Contact: 323-563-4721
Number of Spaces: 30
For Adults & Youth
Hours of Operation:
7 p.m.- 7 a.m., Daily
Amenities: On-site restrooms
No RVs

More Safe Parking Information:
LAHSA Safe Parking Program Flyer 

Los Angles Homeless Services Authority

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 – 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.



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