TRiO Students Serve Their Community

Each year, in honor of National TRiO Day, CCC’s TRiO students find ways to serve their communities.

The TRiO program at Clatsop Community College strives to help low-income and/or first generation Americans enter college, graduate and participate fully in America’s economic and social life. CCC offers three programs to students to reach these goals: Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and the Plus Program. This year, students were active in a variety of socially conscious pursuits.

The Plus Program sponsored a campus-wide food drive on Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th at the main campus in Astoria. The drive collected roughly 130 lbs. of food for distribution through the Clatsop Community Action Food Warehouse.

Other community service projects included volunteers participating in this year’s Project Homeless Connect (sponsored by Clatsop Community Action) last Thursday, January 27th. Project Homeless Connect is a community event aimed at helping homeless people access services such as health care, housing assistance, and other basic needs.

Additionally, several students from CCC’s Upward Bound Program volunteered for the North Coast Land Conservancy to re-build beaver habitat. Their work with the agency included the planting of Willow and Alder trees.

For information about CCC’s National TRiO Day activities or any of the three TRiO programs at CCC, please email Robert McClelland (ph: 503-325-2898), CCC Talent Search and Upward Bound Director, or email Joanie Weatherly (ph: 503-338-2307), CCC Plus Program Director.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Three students with food.

CCC Plus Program Students Spencer Barnes, Stephanie Doughty, and John Brunes collect food for distribution through the Clatsop Community Action Food Warehouse as part of CCC’s TRiO Day activities.

Two seated females.

CCC Plus Program Students Amanda VanStane and Karla Parsons assist at this year’s Project Homeless Connect. Both are second year nursing students at CCC. They conducted health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose, hearing, and vision tests.

Four people planting tree.

CCC Guidance Coordinator Moria Golub, Upward Bound Students Cecilia Giles (Warrenton High School), Jessica Morrow (Warrenton High School) and William Leroux (Seaside High School) plant willows as part of their work to re-build beaver habitats with the North Coast Land Conservancy.

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