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Cerritos College Set to Officially Open California’s First-Ever Community College Housing to Tackle Student Homelessness on June 11

Join the virtual/onsite press conference for details about the housing development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020

Media Contact: Aya Abelon; Public Affairs

WHAT: Cerritos College will celebrate the opening of ‘The Village’, California’s first community college housing exclusively for students facing homelessness with a virtual/onsite press conference on Thursday, June 11, at 10 a.m.

The College collaborated with Jovenes, Inc., a Los Angeles nonprofit that assists homeless and displaced young adults, to establish a transitional student housing development to address student homelessness. Additional support for the project comes from the City of Norwalk, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn (4th District), and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

WHEN: Virtual/Onsite Grand Opening Press Conference
Thursday, June 11
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Via Zoom. Dial-in Zoom details will be provided upon RSVP.  For reporters who want to social distance (with a proper face covering) and attend onsite, please advise upon RSVP.

CONTACT: RSVP to Cheryl Thury at thury@cerritos.edu by June 10

 

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at https://www.cerritos.edu.

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