Sydney Kamlager

Sydney Kamlager

LA Community College District Board of Trustees – Seat 3

Elected to the LACCD Board of Trustees March 2015
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High-quality, accessible, affordable college education changes lives and communities. It’s what I will fight for on the LACCD Board of Trustees.

California made a promise to offer a first-rate education through its Community Colleges.

I want to deliver on that promise.

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We deserve a Community College system that works.

We deserve a Community College system that works.

I want to serve on the LACCD Board of Trustees to help the thousands of Community College students who are working to move up — to four-year colleges or universities, to learn a trade, or to start a new career. They need a Community College system that helps, not hinders their aspirations. But today, the system is slow and expensive. I will work to ensure that these students are offered affordable instruction and a clear, timely path to complete their undergraduate studies or certificate coursework.

We all know someone who is relying on a community college to help them build a better life: a neighbor, friend, or family member. They are the reason I want to work toward a better Community College system – one that works for every student.

I want to serve on the LACCD Board to ensure that students are offered affordable instruction and a clear, timely path to complete their undergraduate studies or certificate coursework.

For those coming from circumstances beyond their control, Community College is the best first step, and the best last chance, for them to change their lives.

With over 2.6 million students, California’s Community Colleges make up the largest higher-education system in the country. The LACCD governs 9 colleges which serve more than 135,000 students in 36 of LA’s cities and communities. More than 50% of these students live below the poverty line.


I’m Sydney Kamlager.

This is what I will do to help
LACCD students move ahead.

Advocate for Student Success

I will work to expand support services for LACCD students.

Basic financial aid and instructive services are not enough for today’s students. The LACCD should be offering innovative and cutting-edge support services to special-needs students, veterans and mature students, emancipated youth, and other students in need. From my years of working with community groups that help the underserved, I know how to get our students the services they need to succeed.

Secure Funding

I will fight to get the funding the LACCD needs.

The past decade’s budget cuts have compromised and downgraded the education our students deserve. The LACCD must have the resources to hire more faculty, offer more courses, and support the on-going maintenance and expansion needed over the next decade. Having learned from my experience working with the Legislature, I know how make LACCD’s funding a priority once again.

Increase Job Opportunities

I will connect our colleges with employers in Business and Labor.

The LACCD must become a more active and sustainable workforce pipeline for the business and public sectors. Fostering stronger connections between business and our schools will benefit those students transferring into 4-year colleges and universities in preparation to join the workforce, as well as those ready to work now who are pursuing a trade or a new career path. I’ve worked with Business and Labor and know how to align them more closely with our colleges so students will have better opportunities to fill job needs in the private and public sectors.


Sydney Kamlager for LACCD Board Seat 3
For more than 20 years, I have worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors. I know first hand what it takes to turn a good idea into a functioning enterprise and have earned a reputation as a person who gets things done. I have led the way, implementing dozens of programs that cut through bureaucracy and linked businesses to community, schools to money, and advocates to policy. Today, as District Director for Senator Holly Mitchell, I continue to fight for the interests of our nearly one million constituents. I want to bring my experience, passion, and skills to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (LACCD).
During my career, I have focused on projects that resonate with the same people who utilize the LACCD system. In Sacramento, I have fought to convince legislators to increase funding for childcare and early childhood education programs. Working for the State Assembly, I have stood with advocates from all fields, fighting to ensure that community voices are heard and the state works for its constituents.

I am District Director for Senator Holly J. Mitchell, with whom I have worked for the last four years. I am responsible for strategic operations including legislative and constituent initiatives.

I am a Commissioner on the LA County Commission on Children and Families, and I serve on the Board ofDirectors of The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, which works with at-risk youth through performing arts mentoring. I also serve on the statewide African-American Outreach Taskforce for Covered California and am on the steering committee for KOREH Los Angeles, a children’s literacy program at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Sydney Kamlager with Senator Holly J. Mitchell Sydney Kamlager at APLA Health Center Grand Opening

I grew up in Chicago, the daughter of a social worker and a cultural educator. I came to L.A. to go to college and experience a new part of the country. At USC, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. I am currently a proud resident of Crenshaw Manor, where I live with my two rescue dogs.

Sydney Kamlager with her two rescue dogs.

As an LACCD Board Member, I will be committed to student success.

We stand with Sydney.

We stand with Sydney.


California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell
Holly J. Mitchell

California State Senator
30th District

“Why Sydney Kamlager? Sound judgement. Proven leader. No nonsense. I know her, I believe in her, and I am standing behind her. She has the experience and the will to get things done.”



Congresswoman Karen Bass
Karen Bass

Congresswoman
37th Congressional District

“Sydney is a passionate champion for many of our underserved students and families. She is the right person to lead LACCD to new heights.”



LA City Councilman Mike Bonin
Mike Bonin

Los Angeles City Councilman
11th District

“Sydney is a leader who has spent her career working to raise our neighborhoods’ voices above the noise. I have worked with Sydney for nearly 20 years. She is exceptionally qualified and inspirationally passionate.”



California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell
Holly J. Mitchell

California State Senator
30th District


Congresswoman Karen Bass
Karen Bass

Congresswoman
37th Congressional District


LA City Councilman Mike Bonin
Mike Bonin

Los Angeles City Councilman
11th District

Congresswoman Karen Bass

Congresswoman Janice Hahn

Congressman Brad Sherman

Hon. Diane E. Watson (ret.)

State Treasurer John Chiang

State Senator Holly J. Mitchell

State Senator Carol Liu

State Senator Isadore Hall, III

State Senator Ricardo Lara

State Senator Ben Allen

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Hon. Yvonne Braithwaite Burke (ret.)

Speaker Emeritus John Perez

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Assemblymember Anthony Rendon

Assemblymember Matt Dababneh

Assemblymember and Fmr. LACCD Board of Trustees, Miguel Santiago

Former Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Former Assemblymember Steve Bradford

Hon. Jack Scott (ret.), Fmr. Chancellor, CaliforniaCommunity Colleges

Hon. Gwen Moore (ret.)

LACCD Board of Trustees Mona Field

LACCD Board of Trustees Nancy Pearlman

LACCD Board of Trustees Mike Eng

Fmr. LACCD Board of Trustees Warren Furutani

Fmr. LACCD Board of Trustees Angela Reddock

Fmr. LACCD Board of Trustee Marguerite Archie-Hudson

Fmr. LACCD Board of Trustees Georgia Mercer

Fmr. Controller and LACCD Board of Trustees Rick Tuttle

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson

L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin

L.A. City Councilwoman Nury Martinez

L.A. City Councilman Curren Price

L.A. City Councilman Bob Blumenfield

Fmr. L.A. City Councilwoman Rita Walters

Fmr. L.A. City Councilwoman Joy Picus

Hon. Wendy Greuel

Compton Mayor Aja Brown

Carson Mayor Jim Dear

Hawthorne Mayor Chris Brown

Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells

Culver City Vice Mayor Micheal O’Leary

Culver City Councilman Jim B. Clarke

Culver City Councilman Andrew Weissman

Los Angeles Unified School District Board member Steve Zimmer

Culver City School Board member Kathy Paspalis

Fmr. Culver City School Board member Karlo Silbiger

David Vela, Board President, Montebello Unified School District

Compton College Board of Trustees Sonia Lopez

Lynwood School Board member Briseida Gonzales

L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

AFT 1521 Faculty Guild

AFT 1521a Staff Guild

I.B.E.W. Local 11

Laborers Local 300

Teamsters Local 911

Teamsters Union Joint Council 42

IATSE Local 80

SEIU 99

SEIU ULTCW

SEIU 721

UA #250

UTLA

Professional Peace Officers Association

Los Angeles Police Protective League

California NOW

Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council

Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters

Los Angeles County Democratic Party

North Valley Democratic Club

Stonewall Young Democrats

Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California

Black Los Angeles Young Democrats

New Frontier Democratic Club

Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley

Progressive Democratic Club

Culver City Democratic Club

West Los Angeles Democratic Club

San Fernando Valley Young Democrats

Alhambra Democratic Club

Gardena Democratic Club

West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club

Westchester Playa Democratic Club

Miracle Mile Democratic Club

Women’s Political Committee

NWPC-CA

Pastor Xavier Thompson, President, Baptist

Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California

Pastor Kelvin Sauls, Holman United Methodist Church

Pastor Edgar Boyd, F.A.M.E. Church

Democrats for Israel

BizFed

The Los Angeles Times

(partial list)

Investing in education determines our future and defines us as a community. It is how we all move forward.

Investing in education is how we all move forward.

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3651 S. La Brea Ave. #613, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Sydney Kamlager – LACCD   3651 S. La Brea Ave. #613   Los Angeles, CA 90016   323.487.1797   ID#1364235
Sydney Kamlager – LACCD
3651 S. La Brea Ave. #613
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323.487.1797
ID#1364235