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Program serving immigrants hosts open house

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The Multicultural Academic Program at Portland Community College is hosting an Informational Open House at the college’s Southeast Center.

The Informational Open House will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 28, Room 203, Mount Scott Hall, Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd and Division.

or at (503) 788-6213. A free parking pass will be provided for RSVPs received by May 22. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone with a connection to immigrant and refugee populations is encouraged to attend.

The program, which is available to students all over the Portland metro area, contracts with local school districts to offer the program to students, who don’t have to pay tuition to participate. It serves high-school age youth (16 to 20 years old) who have a first language other than English and who may need an alternative to the traditional high school environment. Students in the program typically take classes to develop the English and academic skills they need to continue their education. Students gain English proficiency and transition towards completing a GED, high school diploma, or career and technical training.

“We are trying to strengthen our partnerships with local area agencies and organizations that serve immigrant and refugee youth,” said Jana Daugherty, the program’s outreach and intake coordinator. “We are holding this Informational Open House to give agencies a first-hand look at our program. At the event people will have the chance to hear from program student speakers, meet staff, visit our Southeast Center, and enjoy light refreshments.”

For more information, call (503) 788-6125 or visit the Web at:

www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/prep/map.html

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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