April is National Community College Month - #CCMonth. And despite campuses being shut down and students tuning in to classes online, Paradise Valley Community College and colleges across the country are celebrating successes and raising awareness about the importance of our institutions for students and the communities that surround them.
Even during this pandemic, PVCC serves as a community leader and plays a vital role in supporting the needs of northeast Phoenix and northern Maricopa County. Our campus continues to host regular food distributions in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank, and our nursing program recently gathered medical supplies and protective gear for our healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19.
“There are so many ways to celebrate #CCMonth with PVCC," Director of Development, Alumni and Community Relations Jessi Wright said. "This is an opportunity to share the incredible impact our college has on the community, and we're excited to collect new stories from our alumni and raise funds for our current students, too!"
Now more than ever, public support is critical to the success of our programs, and there are simple ways you can help:
1. Share your PVCC story - write an op-ed or post about your PVCC experience on social media. Be sure to use #CCMonth and tag PVCC.
2. Use your voice - Talk about the college and the value of PVCC with your friends, colleagues and elected officials.
3. Recruit for PVCC - Recommend PVCC to those who will be attending college soon.
4. Invest in the college - Donate your time, treasure and talent to PVCC. A financial donation - big or small - can make an incredible impact in the life of a current student. You can even set up a scholarship to honor a beloved faculty member.
Last year, PVCC’s philanthropic support generated more than $118,000 for student support and more than $120,000 was awarded to our students in the form of 172 scholarships through the Maricopa Community College Foundation. Our incredible donors, alumni and President’s Community Advisory Council are shining ambassadors raising awareness of our great work. This great work, our mission, is still being delivered.