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SLCC partners with Housing Authority for new Adult Education program

Posted: 5:09 PM, Apr 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-11 18:09:23-04

South Louisiana Community College is partnering with the Lafayette Housing Authority for its latest Adult Education program.

The program will inform people about housing and connect them to resources. The college will also offer education and career counseling.

"In Lafayette Parish, more than 11,000 individuals over the age of 25 are without a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma," said John Hendricks, director of SLCC’s Adult Education program. "Providing adult educational services that transform lives to those seeking opportunities to do so is our number one goal."

Hendricks and his team of staffers and instructors will work with the housing authority staff to promote adult education to public housing and housing choice voucher program participants. Lafayette Housing Authority will provide accommodations for instruction at its Center of Hope, Opportunity, and Success as well as each site as needed.

"The LHA’s partnership with SLCC is the bridge for equal educational opportunities that could ultimately change the trajectory of the lives of the families we serve," said executive director/CEO, Yvonda Bean. "Our responsibility expands beyond bricks and mortar, and we are elated for the opportunity to connect our families to much-needed community resources."