President Carlos Turner Cortez, PHd
February 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

SDCE's new name, San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) was announced this week to local, regional and national media, and to community partners. SDCCE's Sustainability Ad Hoc Committee met with the goal of strengthening the sustainability of facilities and educational services. The committee also hopes to cultivate partnerships in order to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices.

SDCCE's College and Careers Transition Centers has been encouraging students to complete the financial aid FAFSA application to help with eligibility for the San Diego Promise program and is holding several virtual workshops to help and support students. CCTC also held a free, virtual Criminal Record Relief Clinic with local experts who explained various resources and situations that can support justice-involved youth to pursue post-conviction relief in San Diego County.

SDCCE Student Equity distributed information about the monthly community health and resource fair at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. SDCCE's Foundation received confirmation that two grants totaling $3,046,830 have been obtained by the SDCCE Foundation. The Immigrant and Refugee WIOA grant is in collaboration with the San Diego Workforce Partnership in the amount of $3 million over five years, which provides supplemental funding for San Diego Gateway to College and Career with a renewed focus on young adults who were born outside of the United States. The second grant is a CARES ACT grant through the City of San Diego, which includes funding for an additional 500+ laptops and 500+ WIFI subscriptions for students along with resources to implement a digital literacy program.

I encourage you to save the date on February 24, 2021 and attend an event to honor and celebrate Chancellor Carroll and her Legacy of Female Leadership. The San Diego Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges is hosting this free, virtual celebration and you may register at EventBrite to receive the Zoom URL. Please participate in the various activities SDCCE employees and students have organized to celebrate African American History Month.

Sincerely,

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Carlos Osvaldo Cortez, Ph.D.
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