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ACC Selected for Racial Equity College Network

(November 17, 2021) – Alamance Community College is one of only 20 North Carolina community colleges among 58 selected to participate in the Racial Equity for Adult Credentials (REACH), a network that provides campuses with access to resources such as training and technical assistance, shared strategies to reduce educational attainment gaps, improving outcomes for adult learners, and strengthening its talent pipelines.

REACH, a subsidiary of Higher Education Collaborative, was created to advance equitable outcomes and credential attainment for adult learners of color. Colleges in five other states comprise the REACH network.

ACC committed to making access to success for everyone a priority by creating a commission last year on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI). This commission, comprised of leaders within the college, was endorsed by the ACC Board of Trustees, the president, and executive leadership.

“Having support from the administration sets the tone for the entire institution as we work to identify strategic ways and partnerships to increase success and reduce barriers,” said Josefvon Jones, Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

The North Carolina Community College System received support from Lumina Foundation and the John M. Belk Endowment for this project.

“Alamance Community College recognizes the importance of diversity as it is the cornerstone of what we do and how we serve,” said ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood.