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Janeth Manjarrez

Director's Corner

As a first-generation graduate and a proud student advocate, Janeth Manjarrez knows the value of higher education and career readiness.  “Education is not only the key to professional growth and success, but it is also the key for personal growth and success,” says Manjarrez, the new Director at North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for …


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NOCRC Implements Successful 2016/17 Plan

Consortium News

The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for the California Adult Education Program was allocated $3.6 million to successfully implement the approved 2016/17 plan. Following were the key outcomes: Basic Skills 50 completers of the direct-instruction math workshops at on-site High School Diploma Program (HSDP) labs Off-site HSDP labs: Gilbert South (AUHSD) Lab hosted 273 …


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High School Student Jose Gonzalez Achieves Success Through Support & Hard Work

Student Success Profile

Due to lack of support and financial difficulties, Jose Gonzalez could not continue his education beyond junior high school and instead became a boxer in Guadalajara, Mexico. He came to the United States in his early twenties. Gonzalez adjusted from city life to working tirelessly on a farm in Southern California. He got married and …


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Community Thrives with Supporting Adults for Student Success

Programs

The Parenting Program, or Supporting Adults for Student Success, expanded through the California Adult Education Program to offer classes in partnership with local K-12 school districts. The Love and Logic curriculum provides a common language from K-12 schools to NOCE. Several courses including Parenting the Love and Logic Way® and Nine Essential Skills for the …


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Enhancing Community Connection at More Than 30 Off-Site Locations

Consortium News

Under the leadership of the English as a Second Language (ESL)/Citizenship Program Interim Director Katalin Gyurindak, a team of ESL experts including Special Projects Director Natalya Dollar, Student Services Specialist Carlos Gordillo, and Professional Expert Jon Schoepf, met with community-based class partners throughout the 2017 Summer Term. The team met with directors, administrators, and community …


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NOCE Utilizes Grants to Strengthen Pathways to College and Employment

Consortium News

NOCE serves as an entry point to career training for adult students, especially those in high-risk, underserved populations. In addition to equipping students with strong technical skills, the Career Technical Education (CTE) Program made significant strides in prepping students to obtain employment or advance in learning. To achieve this goal, CTE applied for funding from …


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Student Kintra Thongdyxay Completes High School Diploma at Age 71

Student Success Profile

A widowed mother of two children, Kintra Thongdyxay came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam. Once a school teacher, Thongdyxay found work in a restaurant and donut shop in America. She raised her two sons and provided for them the best that she could. Both have now graduated from California State University, …


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