Richland College Garland Campus Hosts Social Services Networking Fair

Community Connections/Photo by Paul Knudsen

Community Connections/Photo by Paul Knudsen

Student Success/Sustainable Community Building–On December 3, Richland College Garland Campus hosted Community Connections, a community event to provide local non-profit agencies and organizations the opportunity to share information about services they offer for students and local community members.  The goal of the event was to provide easy access to services and assistance needed for stability leading to greater opportunities for educational, career, and life success.   An opening networking session allowed each of the 21 participating organizations to introduce what they do and what they offer.  This session was followed by a fair to educate participants about childcare assistance, counseling, food pantries, healthcare, transitional living programs, domestic violence prevention, understanding employment benefits, and what to do in emergency situations.