MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) TRIO Upward Bound (UB) programs will host a Social Services Fair this Saturday (11/5) for the public in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals campus from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
According to NW-SCC President Dr. Jeff Goodwin, the concept behind the Social Services Fair is to help promote awareness with Northwest-Shoals students and the community of the resources that are available to them. “Our Upward Bound programs came together and created a day for their program participants, our students, and the community to build connections with our area agencies and non-profit organizations,” stated Goodwin.
The open format of the day will allow individuals to visit with a variety of organizations in a central location to receive current information on available services for individuals or families.
Area agencies and non-profit organizations participating are:
- Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services/Vocational Rehabilitation Service
- Alabama Extension 4-H
- Arc of the Shoals
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Shoals
- Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama
- Family Guidance Center/Kids and Kin
- Russellville Dream Center
- Safeplace, Inc.
- Shoals Diversity Center
- Shoals Dream Center
- The Healing Place
- The Meal Barrel Project
- United Way
- YMCA of the Shoals
In addition, we have representation from NW-SCC Admissions Office, Adult Education, Nursing, UB programs, and Listerhill Credit Union.
The Upward Bound programs, UB Phil Campbell Project, UB Shoals Project and UB Math and Science, are one of three TRiO programs, including Talent Search and Student Support Services, at NW-SCC. The programs are 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
About Northwest-Shoals Community College:
Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to over 4,000 students. NW-SCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NW-SCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.