December 29, 2020
Volume 2 | Issue 52
Your Weekly Community College Update
Community colleges play an important role in educating and training current and future generations of workers,
in addition to providing affordable and responsive higher education to thousands of Pennsylvanians every year.
Students Need Pandemic Relief
In a recent submission to The Atlantic, Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of sociology and medicine as well as president and founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice wrote, "across the nation, college students are struggling to cover basic needs and are unsure if they can afford tuition for the spring semester... not all students are privileged enough to have a family safety net..."
Take a "Mental Health Minute"
Through a series of videos published on YouTube, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is educating students and faculty about mental health conditions like anxiety or warning signs that someone may be considering suicide. The videos also include information on how to successfully manage anxiety or stress. LCCC also has campus resources available for students who need additional support.
Continuing Coverage
PA Community Colleges Respond to COVID-19 as Situation Evolves
Pennsylvania community colleges continue to evaluate their response to COVID-19. As guidance changes, the most up-to-date information from each community college is available through the Commission's website.
Best Wishes for a Happy 2021!
May the magic and the wonder of the season stay with you throughout the coming year. Happy New Year to all our friends and partners, in Pennsylvania and beyond!

Editor's Note: Our Birthday column will be on hiatus until the January 5, 2021 newsletter. Thank you for understanding!