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Community, Organizational, and Educational Partners

As part of our ongoing efforts to share educational opportunities, Pacific Oaks College is proud to work with many community, educational, and organizational partners that enable them to bring professional development opportunities to their staff, students, and colleagues.

We strive to partner with organizations (be they non-profit, business, or academic) that share our core values of respect, diversity, social justice, and inclusion. We believe in partnerships that are win-win-win relationships — collaborations that support and enhance both organizations as well as the community at large.

Each partnership is tailored to the needs of the organization to build upon their strengths and help them achieve their desired outcomes. And each partnership is a two-way street, with each entity working together to share resources and expertise.

Below is a sample of our current partnerships. Please contact us to learn more about Pacific Oaks and to discuss what a partnership could look like for your organization.

For Pasadena and Southern California partnership opportunities, please contact Amin Maghsoodi, Director of Admissions & Outreach

For San Jose and Northern California opportunities, please contact Christan Maxwell, Director of Admissions, San Jose Campus.


Community and Organizational Partners


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California Head Start Association

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.  The Association is an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.



CAPSES is comprised of nonpublic schools, agencies, organizations, and individuals who specialize in the delivery of private special education school services. Our primary mission is to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities by advocating for them in public policy, and promoting high quality instruction, guidance, therapy and staff development. CAPSES is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the leadership role of the private sector in offering alternative quality services to individuals with disabilities. By providing the highest quality instruction, therapy and guidance and advocacy to their clients, CAPSES members strive to help special education students maximize their potential and lead independent and dignified lives. We are able to build that potential by working together to ensure appropriate services to all eligible students and their families.


YWCA-Greater Los Angeles

YWCA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) is a non-profit organization, established in 1894 as a women’s membership movement, built on the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.  Today, their four signature programs include Child Development & Infant Learning Centers; Workforce Development; Sexual Assault Crisis Services; and Senior Engagement Services.  As a YWCA, they advocate for justice and dignity for all people with the goal of transforming lives, building individuals and family self-reliance, and ultimately, strengthening the community of Los Angeles. As partners with Pacific Oaks College, YWCA GLA employees are eligible for a Partnership Tuition Rate for any degree program either on campus or online. YWCA GLA employees should consult their Human Resources department for further information on how to participate in this special opportunity.


Total Education Solutions

Total Education Solutions (TES) provides innovative multidisciplinary education and therapeutic services in schools, homes, clinics, communities, and online to children and adults with special needs. TES offers their school clients services related to special education management, staffing, school governance, fiscal monitoring, professional development, IDEA compliance, and customized solutions.  At their family-centered clinics, they offer a variety of therapeutic services for children and adults with special needs, including those in the Autism spectrum.  As partners with Pacific Oaks College, employees of TES and their partner organizations are eligible for a Partnership Tuition Rate for any degree program either on campus or online. TES also provides additional education tuition benefits for its employees and employees of its partner organizations who choose to attend Pacific Oaks College. TES employees should consult their Human Resources department for further information on how to participate in this special opportunity.


Educational Partners

Pacific Oaks College has developed articulation agreements with local community colleges to facilitate students completing their Bachelor’s degree. Students currently enrolled at these colleges should review the agreements with their college transfer advisors to learn how Pacific Oaks can make their education dreams a reality.

For questions regarding transferability of individual courses taken at your school, please contact a Pacific Oaks Admissions Enrollment Counselor.

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Pasadena City College



East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program 



East Los Angeles College


Los Angeles Southwest College



Glendale Community College








Cerritos College