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LWV League of Women Voters of California
San Francisco County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Lawrence Wong

Candidate for
Community College Board; County of San Francisco

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  • Academic Top Rating by every state / college accrediting educational agency
    - Sponsored resolution to dialogue with the S.F. Unified School District on issues of student retention, pre-college academic reinforcement and motivational classes.
    - High Transfer Rates to U.C. system and State Colleges
    - Led effort to build a new City College Mission District Campus.
    - Led effort to build a new City College Chinatown / North Beach Campus.
    - Resolution rotating City College board meetings to neighborhoods.
    - Resolution honoring the 15th Anniversary of the Holocaust Oral History Project.
    - Arranged for the Sugihara Photo Exhibit (WWII Japanese diplomat who risked his life to save 6,000 Jews from the Nazis) to be displayed at City College.
    - Co-sponsored a resolution directing City College to work with the city of San Francisco in developing welfare reform programs / welfare-to-work programs.
    - Co-sponsored a resolution to identify needs of educational needs of welfare recipients.
    - Co-sponsored a resolution directing City College to work closely with the Bayview Hunters Point community in its economic revitalization and to increase enrollment at our Southeast and Evans St. Campuses.
    - Sponsored resolution establishing a City College Alumni Association.
    - Led effort to create study-abroad scholarships for low-income students. HEALTH
    - Fought the city for the restoration of funding in the city budget for HIV Education and Testing at City College.

- Established an optional ID system to protect immigrant students after passage of
Proposition 187.
- Expanded the ESL (English-as-a Second Language) program.
- Sponsored resolution supporting the 1996 ESL Speech Competition at City College.
- Expanded the City College Citizenship Program.
- Sponsored resolution opposing the anti-bilingual Unz Initiative.

- Sponsored resolution stating a policy of nondiscrimination against the disabled and

to mandate employee sensitivity workshops on disability issues.

Re-elect Lawrence Wong for College Board

- Led the effort to create a City College MBE/WBE/LBE policy.
- Led the effort in mandating historic sensitivity workshops for employees addressing
issues of racial discrimination.
- Led the effort in reviewing the City College Hiring Document to address diversity in

- Co-sponsored resolution for City College to enter into articulation agreements with
the historically black colleges and universities.
- Sponsored resolution recognizing the contributions of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
and Transgender community.
- Fought for the continued budget support of the Gay and Lesbian Studies Program.
- Led the effort in mandating employee sensitivity workshops on homophobia.
- Sponsored resolution formalizing City College's recognition and acknowledgment of
domestic partnership benefits in its policy manual.

- Supported the expansion of our Contract Education program to build a stronger

relationship between City College and the corporate community.
- Supported the establishment of a one-stop Small Business Development Center.

- Supported the expansion of the City College Labor Studies Program.
- Supported open dialogue between administration and employees' representatives.
- Led the effort to resolve disputes between the administration and the classified staff.
- Support equity / health benefits for part-time instructors.

- Co-sponsored resolution mandating employee sensitivity workshops on sexual

- Ensured that a percentage of bond money is spent on expanding child care centers.
- Co-sponsored resolution establishing the Family Resource Center at City College
for students with children.

- Sponsored resolution to study the environmental needs of City College and the hiring

of a recycling program coordinator.
- Sponsored resolution adopting the historic City College Environmental Policy.

- Arranged with the Clinton Administration the historic visit of U.S. Secretary of

Education Richard Riley to San Francisco for a townhall meeting.
- Actively campaigned and top- fundraiser for City College Bond Measures in 1997 and

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