CCC Foundation to Raise Funds for Students Impacted by COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020, 15:05 PM by CCC Staff

CCC Foundation to Raise Funds for Students Impacted by COVID-19

OREGON CITY - Since 1966 Clackamas Community College has been serving the community providing the education and training they need to succeed. The COVID 19 outbreak has developed suddenly and community colleges are responding to help stop the rapid spread of the virus. CCC is working to continue offering essential services and provide online learning to maintain academic continuity for our students to the greatest degree possible.

Community college students already face unacceptably high rates of housing and food insecurity and shouldering this existential threat to life and livelihood will make their circumstances all the more precarious. On top of those challenges, many of Clackamas Community College's students are from low-income homes and simply do not have access to technology to complete online courses.

The Clackamas Community College Foundation has created a COVID-19 Relief Fund with the goal of raising $200,000 for students and programs impacted by the new coronavirus. The funds will be used to provide internet connection, computers, tuition and fees, and classroom materials to ensure education is accessible to all students.

"Our students are parents who now don't have child care or their school-aged children are home. They work in the service industry and are being laid off from their jobs. They live in rural areas with either no or poor internet service. Higher education is the way out and up for our students, but they need some resources to be successful," John Chang, CCC Foundation executive director, said. "Please consider giving to CCC's COVID-19 Relief Fund to ensure our students can start, continue and complete their educational goals."

To donate, visit CCC's Foundation's COVID-19 webpage. Checks may be mailed to the CCC Foundation at 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045 with "Covid Relief" in the memo.

Lori Hall

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Lori Hall

Public Information Officer