Cerritos College News Release - April 2009

Cerritos College’s Community Resource Fair a Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2009

Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2287

Community Resource Fair attendees speaking to the agency repNORWALK, Calif. - April 27, 2009 - Cerritos College Re-Entry Resource Program hosted its first ever Community Resource Fair Thursday, April 23. Over 20 local social service and community resource agencies and Fortune 500 companies participated. Representatives at each booth provided information and giveaways and answered questions about their services.

Agencies represented at the event include The Children’s Clinic, County of Los Angeles Public Health, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Employment Development Department, Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Services, Norwalk-La Mirada USD Head Start/State Preschool, Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center among others.

“We received great feedback today,” said Eunice Paik, public health nurse for the county of Los Angeles. “We will absolutely come back if the college will host this event again.”

“I think we had a great turnout at this event,” said Shannon Estrada, re-entry resource specialist at Cerritos College, who coordinated the event. “We received nothing but positive responses from the participated agencies. I’m certain that we can make this an annual event.”

 

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 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently surpasses 26,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.

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