Commerce to College Fair


Please check back here for more information on the 2014 College Fair!

City of Commerce believes that the college preparation, selection and application process is crucial to a student's successful post-secondary education.  One of the fantastic opportunities provided to students all over East Los Angeles County, including East Los Angeles, Montebello, Bell Gardens, Maywood, and Commerce, is our annual "Commerce to College" Fair.   Each year, more than 30 colleges and universities send representatives to this free event -- an event that draws over 900 students and their families.

Click on the links below for more information about our annual Commerce to College Fair!

2013 Commerce to College Fair Photo Gallery

2012 Commerce to College Fair Photo Gallery

Exhibitor Registration (RSVP)

Participating College Fair Colleges and Organizations

2013 Commerce to College Fair At-A-Glance:

Estimated Total Attendance for 2013 Commerce to College Fair:  860

Colleges/Organizations Who Hosted a Table:

  1. Army Recruiting
  2. Art Institutes
  3. Azusa Pacific University
  4. California State University, Los Angeles
  5. Cerritos College - School Relations
  6. City Year
  7. Columbia College Hollywood
  8. East Los Angeles College
  9. Electrical Training Institute/IBEW Local 11
  10. ETS Educational & Tutorial Services
  11. HOLA (Heart of LA)
  12. International Academy of Film and Television
  13. K12, Inc.
  14. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  15. Latina Fashionista
  1. Life Pacific College
  2. Los Angeles Police Department
  3. Loyola Marymount University
  4. Marinello Schools of Beauty
  5. National Polytechnic College
  6. Navy Recruiting
  7. North-West College
  8. Pasadena City College
  9. The Education Planners
  10. Senator Ron Calderon’s Office
  11. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
  12. Southern California Educational Services
  13. University of California, Irvine
  14. University of Notre Dame
  15. University of Redlands
  16. University of Southern California
  17. Wells Fargo Bank
  18. Whittier College

Special Donations: Senator Ron Calderon, Laura Perez - Parks and Recreation Commissioner, The Commerce Casino, Starbucks

Workshops Held:

Session 1 (10:15-11:00 a.m.)

Workshop Title/Location



“Parents, Help Your Children go to College!” (English)

Bishop Mora Salesian High School

Ray Chavez, College Counselor

“Federal Student Aid - FAFSA” (English)

Community Services Commission

Joanna Flores

Community Services Commissioner

“College: Making it Happen” (English)

K12, Inc.

Erica Zide, California Virtual Academies High School Counselor

Session 2 (11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

Workshop Title



“Financial Aid and Scholarships” (English)

The Education Planners

Joseph Navarro, Director of Recruitment

“Federal Student Aid - FAFSA” (English)

Community Services Commission

Joanna Flores

Community Services Commissioner


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