Training Grants & Special Programs


Applied Gerontology Certificate (AGI)
This program is designed to assist individuals interested in increasing their knowledge, understanding, skills, and effectiveness in working with older populations, especially culturally diverse communities. The Program is not only for individuals interested in careers in gerontology but also those who are seeking a career change and those already in their field seeking to enhance their promotional opportunities.
For more information regarding classes and career opportunities contact the Applied Gerontology Institute at 323-343-4724.

Please go to the Cal State LA Applied Gerontology website for specific information.

Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium (GSWEC)
The Southern California Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium (GSWEC) is the nation’s first major regional consortium consisting of GSWEC-accredited graduate social work programs, geriatric social work agencies and a variety of health and social aging service providers. Funding for student stipends comes from private foundations with a goal of creating a replicable and sustainable model for integrated field and academic graduate geriatric social work education.
Stipends: Students are selected directly through GSWEC for $4,000 stipends. A primary field placement is customized to students’ geriatric practice interests. A secondary case-based experience complements the continuum of care and offers opportunities for specialized learning needs. Students receive competency-based training with certificate upon program completion.
You must be able to pass a criminal background check to be eligible for a stipend.
If you are unable to successfully complete any of the program requirements, you must repay the stipend.
To become part of the future as a geriatric social work leader and for more information about financial aid and careers regarding the GSWEC program contact Carla Bykowski at 323-343-5742
For more information about the GSWEC program go to


Life Long Learning Institute
Lifelong Learning Program (LLP)  The Lifelong Learning Program at Cal State L.A. (formerly the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers an exciting array of classes and special events for persons age 50+ to remain vibrant in mind, body and spirit. Fulfilling our mission to promote learning for joy and personal fulfillment and embracing our motto of Engagement with Learning, you are invited to engage with our members to enjoy non-credit classes in literature, history, science, writing, spirituality, healthy living , music, art and dance. Guest artists have included a magician and a master of modern jazz tap.
For further details, please contact Connie S. Corley, Ph.D., LCSW at (323) 343-4695 or mail to