Southern California-based American Career College and West Coast University Donate Giant Check Made Payable to Los Angeles Free Clinic for $10,000

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Southern California-based American Career College and West Coast University donated $10,000 to the Los Angeles Free Clinic at the Clinic’s Annual Holiday Party held for the Clinic’s clients and families on December 12.

many of our graduates have been hired by the Los Angeles Free Clinic. Also, the Clinic has been an invaluable resource for outstanding clinical skills through ongoing externship programs provided for both ACC and WCU students.

CEO and President David Pyle and the staff at Southern California-based American Career College (ACC) and West Coast University (WCU) experienced the joy of giving as Pyle, his Board of Advisors, and over 400 staff members at both schools collectively extended their generosity and dedication to their community by donating $10,000 to the Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Additionally, Trevor Cevene, Director of Outreach for ACC and WCU, along with four staff members, donated their time by helping Clinic staff and other volunteers set up for the party, distribute gift bags to attendees, serve food and clean up after the party which was held at the Clinic’s Hollywood Boulevard site.

During the three-hour event, more than 300 gift bags were distributed to attendees, many of whom are well below the poverty level, as well as others who are homeless. The gift bags included such items as backpacks, sweatshirts and pants, t-shirts, socks, underwear, hats, toiletries, children’s books and toys…and a hot lunch!

“The partnership between American Career College and West Coast University and the Los Angeles healthcare business community is at the vanguard of the schools’ missions,” said CEO and President David Pyle.

“For more than 10 years,” continued Pyle, “many of our graduates have been hired by the Los Angeles Free Clinic. Also, the Clinic has been an invaluable resource for outstanding clinical skills through ongoing externship programs provided for both ACC and WCU students.”

“And, most importantly, by working closely with institutions like the L.A. Free Clinic and other members of the greater Los Angeles healthcare business community, the schools’ academic programs and services remain updated and relevant to the students who will soon enter the healthcare profession.”

About the Los Angeles Free Clinic

Since 1967, the Los Angeles Free Clinic has provided dependable and affordable quality medical and dental care along with health education and outreach to the uninsured and working poor who live throughout the greater Los Angeles area. From occupying a single storefront in 1967, the Los Angeles Free Clinic now provides nearly 80,000 patient visits to 22,000 individuals each year at its three sites on Hollywood Boulevard, Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard.

About American Career College

American Career College (ACC), with campuses in Los Angeles, Anaheim and Norco, CA, was founded in 1978 as American College of Optics, then became American Career College in 1993 when the school expanded its curriculum to meet the needs of a growing student population.

For over 25 years, ACC has been helping thousands of students get their start in the healthcare industry. Most of ACC’s intensive, hands-on health care programs take approximately 8-12 months to complete.

ACC Training programs include –    

Dental Assisting                

Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller        

Massage Therapy                

Optical Dispensing

Vocational Nursing

Pharmacy Technician

Surgical Technology

Diagnostic & Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

Medical Assistant

About West Coast University

West Coast University’ is a private, proprietary institution dedicated to educating working adults and enhancing their professional development to ensure success in their healthcare careers. The University offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing at its Los Angeles campus.

For more information about American Career College, visit: http://www.americancareer.com or call 1-877-809-8686.

For more information about West Coast University, visit: http://www.westcoastuniversity.edu or call 1-877-505-4928.

Press contact: Susan Pailet, Vice President of Admissions 714-415-6503 (direct line) or 800-956-7832

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