Author: Nancy Flores

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NOCRC Finalizes CAEP Three-Year Plan

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The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for Adult Education recently finalized their three-year plan as mandated through the California Adult Education Program (CAEP). The CAEP three-year planning process was designed to provide adult education consortia members an opportunity to assess the impact and define strategies and activities that will meet educational, and workforce needs …


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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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Undocumented Student Action Week Takes Wing in North Orange

Feature Story

December 01, 2020. The monarch butterfly defies the limits of what is possible. The humble insect travels a staggering 3,000 miles across North America as it migrates, its entire journey spanning three or four generations of butterflies. An icon of beauty, strength, and resilience, the monarch has also become an emblem of freedom adopted by …


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New Facilities Expand Opportunities for Adult Learners

Director's Corner

December 01, 2020. This month, it is an honor to share some fantastic news from the NOCRC community. Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program’s (NOCROP) newly renovated Trident Education Center. It was an excellent opportunity to see our California Adult Education Program (CAEP) funding at work, ensuring …


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

Consortium News

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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Education at Work: Project SEARCH Opens Doors to Employment for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Feature Story

October 29, 2020. Cruz Segoviano played it cool when he found out he had landed a job as an environmental service worker at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. Inside, though, it was like his soul had been set free. “My inspiration is freedom,” says Segoviano, who started work on September 28 after a yearlong internship …


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Rainbows in the Rain: Reflecting on NOCRC Stories of Triumph and Hope

Director's Corner

October 29, 2020. These days, we’ll take silver linings wherever we can find them. As we roll with the pandemic’s punches for the seventh straight month, the NOCRC community is coming together to help students — and each other — weather the storm. Even amid the darkest clouds, we’re finding unexpected rays of resiliency, positivity, …


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