CCC Foundation raising money for students affected by COVID-19
Clackamas Community College has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, with all classes online through at least April 28.
With many students facing greater challenges now, and the foundation is stepping in to help.
The Clackamas Community College Foundation has created a COVID-19 Relief Fund intending to raise $200,000 for students and programs impacted by the novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the college.
The funds will be used to provide an internet connection, computers, tuition and fees, and classroom materials to ensure education is accessible to all students.
Community college students already face high rates of housing and food insecurity, according to the release. Many students are from low-income homes without access to technology.
"Our students are parents who now don't have childcare, or their school-aged children are home," said John Chang, CCC Foundation executive director. "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," he continued. "Please consider giving to CCC's COVID-19 Relief Fund to ensure our students can start, continue and complete their educational goals."
To donate to the fund, checks with with "Covid Relief" written in the memo space can be mailed to:
19600 Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Donations can also be made via the school's website.
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