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QCC Stands with its Community Partners

November, 2017
  • Quinsigamond Community College's main campus in Worcester.
    Quinsigamond Community College's main campus in Worcester.

The recent national disasters that have displaced so many people has brought the Worcester community together to offer support and services for those in need.

The City of Worcester, Centro, the American Red Cross and other community partners, have been collaborating and finding ways to assist those who have been displaced by the recent hurricanes.

Quinsigamond Community College also stands with its community partners and is working to find ways to make a difference for those who have been devastated by these natural 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,” said President Dr. Luis J. Pedraja.

The City of Worcester has outlined 3 steps for new residents who have been displaced by these disasters 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 try to be mindful of the difficulties these folks may be facing as you encounter them on or off campus,” Dr. Pedraja said. “We as a college need to be able to welcome these students and help to make the transition as painless as possible for them.”

View a Guide to the City of Worcester Services for new residents affected by hurricanes