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Banding together for Hurricane Harvey relief

Date: 9/7/2017

One way to help in the relief effort following Hurricane Harvey is to help community college students who have been affected.

The Illinois Community College System Foundation, with the support of the American Association of Community Colleges, is collecting donations. Once funds are collected, The ICCSF will work with the Texas community college system to identify those with the greatest need.  Donations may be made to Illinois Community College System Foundation; Attn Dr. Joe Kanosky, President; 401 East Capitol Ave.; Springfield IL 62701. Participation is voluntary.

"As we did with Hurricane Katrina, I would encourage your student organizations to get actively involved in raising funds to support their community college brothers and sisters if possible," said Dr. John Avendano, KCC's president. "As you know, our community college system was founded on providing opportunities, support and hope for the students and community members we serve. I believe there is no better way to demonstrate our purpose at this time than through the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for Community Colleges."

Regardless of the method chosen to help victims, all donors should be cautious in giving only to reputable charities.


Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.


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Kari Nugent
Director of marketing and public relations