Passaic County Community
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NEW JERSEY – Passaic County Community College invites the public to a Community Day celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Passaic Academic Center (PAC), 2 Paulison Avenue, Passaic. Admission is free and event hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Community Day offers attendees a range of free services and helpful information, all provided by experts from community organizations, agencies, and businesses. Attendees may also tour the PAC campus and get more information about Passaic County Community College (PCCC). Refreshments, entertainment, and games, including a raffle, are all part of the festivities.
“We’re very excited to welcome everyone to our first Community Day,” said Josephine Hernandez, Vice President of PAC. “Offering folks the opportunity to connect with community organizations and gain important information that can improve their quality of life is part of PCCC’s commitment to the community.”
PAC’s Community Day will offer over 20 free services and resources in health and wellness, education, addiction, employment, and community affairs. Health services will include blood pressure screenings by members of the PCCC Nursing Program faculty, eyesight screenings by the Lions Club, nutritional information for children, as well as many facts pertaining to immunization, and even general information pertaining to mosquito control will be provided. Additionally, advisors from the Passaic Women’s Center; Lighthouse Pregnancy Center and Eva’s Village will be available for consultation on a variety of wellness and recovery programs.
Parents can attend a workshop on planning and budgeting for their children’s college education. They can also learn more about -area charter schools and attend a presentation on an innovative project known as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) which involved many teachers, and students of Lincoln Middle School, a public school in Passaic.
Also included in the day’s events will be a special historical exhibit of photographs from the Passaic area displayed and explained by the Passaic City Historian.
Job seekers will be able to explore employment opportunities with PNC Bank and other companies, as well as get tips for building a resume from PCCC’s career counselors.
Community Day attendees can also register to vote, attend a workshop on immigration affairs, and get information about summer recreational programs.
Prospective college students or those who want to return to college can meet PCCC faculty and advisors and find out more about the admission process, financial aid options, English language classes, and over 70 programs offered at Passaic County Community College, including business, computer technology, healthcare, teaching and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Community Day also features a performance by the Pitirre Dance Group, balloon twisting by Party Magic, free refreshments, and a raffle with exciting prizes.
For more information about Community Day and Passaic County Community College, visit www.pccc.edu/pac or call 973-341-1600.