Dear QCC Family,
The City of Worcester, Centro, the American Red Cross and other community partners, have been collaborating and finding ways to assist folks who have been displaced by recent national disasters. We have received calls from students from the affected areas and are working to find ways to make it easier for them to attend QCC. I am prepared to take the necessary steps through fee waivers or other measures to ensure affordable access to higher education for these folks until they establish residency. We as a college need to be able to welcome these students and help to make the transition as painless as possible for them.
Attached you will find a brochure put together by the City, which outlines 3 steps for these new residents to follow, along with a list of programs and services available to them. This will be an ongoing initiative and will evolve as things progress. Please take a look at the pamphlet and try to be mindful of the difficulties these folks may be facing as you encounter them on or off campus.
Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.