Episode 31: Community Outreach
Wake Tech and the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County announced they are teaming up to help middle- and high-school students in underrepresented communities discover their post-secondary education and career paths.
The initiative is part of Wake Tech's Reach and Rally strategic plan and aligns with the college's goal of increasing equitable access to Wake Tech programs for students from low-economic-health communities, including minority and low-income students. The partnership also supports the Boys & Girls Clubs mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Carlon "CC" Hardy will serve as the Workforce Community Outreach Officer and will work on-site with students on career exploration, degree and non-degree program options, financial aid, resume development, job interview skills and other activities.
Along with the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County, Wake Tech has identified several other community organizations, including Communities in Schools, Raleigh Dream Center, Salvation Army and JUNTOS, to assist in serving our most vulnerable residents.
Wake Tech President Dr. Scott Ralls welcomes Hugh McLean, vice president of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County, LaToya Montague, executive director of Communities in Schools of Wake County, and Diana Urieta, senior director of Juntos, to share more about the college's outreach efforts and to learn how the partners are working together to improve the lives of the students we serve.