“A Tough Climb”

LMC holds regional discussion on homelessness

Media Contact: Juliet V. Casey, Director of Marketing (925) 473-7322 

HomelessPittsburg, Calif. – An estimated 2,372 people experience homelessness on any given night across Contra Costa County, according to the 2023 Contra Costa County Homeless Point-In-Time Count. It’s a troubling statistic that Los Medanos College students will address with a panel of elected officials, county housing experts and others during a panel discussion.

What: “A Tough Climb” panel discussion on countywide housing and homelessness

Who: Mayors of Pittsburg, Brentwood and Antioch, Contra Costa County housing experts, and students

When: 9:35 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3

Where: Los Medanos College, 2700 E. Leland Road, Student Union Room 108, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Why: To better understand homelessness in Contra Costa County and ways to address the problem

How: This event is presented by Los Medanos College Honors Club and LMC Experience student publication as part of a grant under the California Humanities Emerging Journalists Fellowship Program. The Experience will also publish a special section on housing, covering contributing factors, its effects, plans and resources available to address homelessness and housing insecurity. 

About California Humanities: California Humanities is an independent nonprofit organization and a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, founded in 1975. The organization promotes the humanities as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other to help strengthen California. They produce, fund, create and support humanities-based projects and programs, eye-opening cultural experiences and meaningful conversations. During the past 40 years, California Humanities has awarded over $29 million in grants across the state, reaching every Congressional district. Los Medanos College this year is one of nine community colleges awarded grants to produce in-depth reporting projects on subjects of importance on their campuses and community.

About Los Medanos College (LMC): LMC is one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, serving the East Contra Costa County community. Established in 1974, LMC has earned federal designations as a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving institution. It offers award-winning transfer and career-technical programs, support services, and diverse academic opportunities in an inclusive learning environment. With exceptional educators, innovative curriculum, growing degree and certificate offerings, and state-of-the-art facilities, the college prepares students to succeed in their educational pursuits, in the workforce, and beyond. LMC’s Pittsburg Campus is located on 120 acres bordering Antioch, with an additional education center in Brentwood.