Category: Consortium News

A Drive to Do More: NOCE Food Pantries Adapt to Distanced Distribution

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December 01, 2020. For the estimated 700,000 California community college students contending with basic needs insecurity, the complications of COVID-19 reach well beyond the classroom. As Californians stockpiled supplies in the early days of the health crisis, the essential operations of food banks and direct human services slowed as volunteers scrambled to balance safety concerns …


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Full Circle: Adult Ed Experience Sets New NOCROP Admin’s Path in Motion

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October 29, 2020. When it comes to keeping her promise to pay it forward, there’s no holding Dr. Ligia Hallstrom back. Adult education isn’t just a passion for Hallstrom. For the new Administrator of Instructional Programs at North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (NOCROP), who relied on adult education to gain a financial foothold in …


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‘Tremendous Courage’: A High School Grad 39 Years in the Making

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September 25, 2020. Working since the age of 14 to help support her family, Kimberly “Kim” Jones was seldom a stranger to tough times. But amid lost jobs, missed opportunities, and even a global pandemic, her biggest barrier to success was less than an eighth-of-an-inch thick, a piece of paper. Jones fought her way to …


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Access for Anaheim: Coordinators Taking Streamlined Services to School

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September 01, 2020. Pictured above from left to right: Tanya Garcia, Araceli Huerta. It’s hard for young learners to thrive if their families can’t access basic services. Whether it’s medical insurance to receive COVID-19 testing, or transportation to get to the doctor, student success depends more than ever on close connections to essential support. With …


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Chaos into Calm: New NOCE Parenting Class Offers COVID-19 Survival Tools

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August 07, 2020. Quarantining with kids doesn’t have to involve stuffed animals being thrown or shrieking (or streaking!) children while you’re trying to have a Zoom meeting…or even preoccupied teenagers who put down their phones long enough to roll their eyes at you. What caregivers need in these stressful times are survival tools, and North …


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‘The Guide on the Side’: How North Orange County ROP is Innovating Online Education

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June 18, 2020. There’s a famous phrase at the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (NOCROP): “Be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage.” It’s about having the teaching characteristics to make learning rational, exciting, and even enjoyable. It’s particularly appropriate in these uncertain times. As the COVID-19 health crisis pushes …


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NOCE Researchers Present Best Practices in CAEP Data Analysis

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April 27, 2020. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office’s Adult Education Pipeline Launchboard data for the 2017/18 academic year, California has a thriving 888,049 students enrolled in adult education programs, with nearly 27,000 served by North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), a member of the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC). To ensure the …


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Consortium Members Share Strategies, Learn from One Another at CAEP Summit

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December 19, 2019. The members of the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) will need to be courageous, responsive and flexible in the face of impending challenges. That was a key message from Dr. Cheryl Marshall, Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD), in her opening keynote presentation titled “Hearts, Brains, and Growing …


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I-BEST Program Helps Students Succeed

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November 26, 2019. It’s easy to see why many adult students struggle to complete their coursework after years have passed since they last stepped into a classroom. Maybe they’re not familiar with new technology, their English is not proficient, or they are simply overwhelmed with the amount of information being covered in the class. To …


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K-12 Student Success: New Name, Same Great Goals

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October 30, 2019. The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) has updated the name of one of its signature programs. K-12 Student Success, formerly known as Supporting Adults for Student Success (SASS), will retain the same focus, which is to promote academic success in students by supporting parents, teachers, caregivers, and others who play roles …


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Collaboration to Help Launch Careers for Adults with Disabilities

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September 24, 2019. Through a partnership with Ralphs grocery stores, plans are in the works to provide students with disabilities more job opportunities and more resources to launch their personal careers. Administrators from North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) and the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) have met with executives from Ralphs to form a …


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Strategies for Raising Great Kids

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July 30, 2019. Noted psychologist and educator Charles Fay, Ph.D., president of the Love and Logic Institute®, Inc., will present “Raising Great Kids in a Challenging World,” on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. at the Placentia-Yorba Linda United School District (PYLUSD) Performing Arts Center, 1651 Valencia Ave. in Placentia. The talk, sponsored by the …


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