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Emergency Fund Helps Students Stay in School

Mayra Magana came to Contra Costa College to take English as a Second Language courses and pursue higher education. But she hasn’t had consistent access to a computer, which made doing coursework difficult. “I cannot stay here to use these computers,” she explains, “because...

Marisol Contreras Discovered Her Potential at CCC

Marisol Contreras joined the Metas program later than most. She was unhappy at her regular school, where eighth grade classmates weren’t as interested in learning as she was, and some of the teachers actually discouraged her from trying. “I wanted to learn,” she remembers. “I was...

Student Emergency Fund Featured on Forbes Civic Nation

CCC’s New student emergency fund has been featured on Forbes’ Civic Nation Voice blog! In a post published this morning, Sara Marcellino, Development Officer for the Contra Costa College Foundation, describes the program in detail: If an otherwise dedicated student suddenly goes missing from class or confides in...