2021 Community College Month Talking Points for Community College Advocates

Community colleges are second to none in higher education.

March 12, 2021

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How Community Colleges Help During the Pandemic

Community colleges throughout the country proved their worth to their communities over the past year, as they came to the aid of students as well as to their greater communities. For example, when the pandemic took the country by storm, community colleges immediately responded by accelerating education for nursing and other healthcare students, by lending dormitories to exhausted hospital workers for needed rest, by mass-producing masks and other personal protective equipment using fabrication facilities and much more.

As the pandemic continues, colleges provided WiFi to the community in campus parking lots, hosted food banks, served as coronavirus test sites and mass vaccination sites.

This #CCMonth, make sure to let your community, including elected officials and journalists, know how vital your college has been to pandemic response.

 

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