Angelica Gomez

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Angelica Gomez, Graduate, Cosmetology 2010


Where do champions come from?

Angelica was desperate when she first visited her community college, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. She walked onto campus with $14 in her pocket. She and her children were directed to the GAIN/CalWorks office, which helped with housing and enrollment in cosmetology classes. The assistance and the training allowed her to blossom. She became the very first community college student to win the Junior Style Stars National Competition. The championship included $56,000 in prizes and mentoring from some of the most famous stylists and artists in the world.  She has secured her four-year degree, and plans to teach cosmetology. When she spoke at LATTC’s graduation, she told fellow graduates that their dreams will be nurtured by a community college. It’s where champions can be forged.