DSC’s Center For Women & Men Celebrates 40 Years Of Helping The Community

By on February 6, 2017 in WNDB News

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Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men just marked its 40th year of helping Volusia and Flagler County residents reclaim their lives and get new starts and the Center’s advisory board plans on commemorating that milestone with a celebration later this academic year… so this seems like a good time to get residents reacquainted with what the Center has to offer.

The Center for Women and Men (CFWM) is located in the J. Griffen Green Center on the DSC’s Daytona Beach campus with satellite offices on the Deltona and Flagler/Palm Coast campuses. The center already offers a variety of programs to help students and the community, but officials say they’re seeking to expand.

The center’s goal is to provide a place where students can get the services and help they need, like housing and transportation assistance, all in one central location.

During the Fall semester, DSC opened a food pantry as part of an effort to help with food insecurity among students – an issue that has become a growing concern for colleges and universities nationwide, along with homelessness.

The CFWM is currently offering the following programs: Fresh Sart, CCAMPIS, New Directions, Clothes Closet, Lending Library, Falcon Fuel – Grab & Go Food Pantry, and Emergency Bus Passes.

Fresh Start is a free 6-week class designed to help men and women over the age of 18 who are in transition and want to go back to school. Participants are introduced to the various career and technical programs offered at DSC.

The grant-funded CCAMPIS program supports the enrollment of low-income parents in post-secondary education at DSC by helping with supplemental child care.

The New Directions program provides financial assistance for students enrolled in a vocational certificate or AS degree program.

The Clothes Closet is a place for students to find quality clothes to help achieve a professional image for job interviews and employment.

The Lending library has textbooks available for currently enrolled DSC students.

The Falcon Fuel Grab & Go Food Pantry has light snacks and small nonperishable foods available to currently enrolled DSC students.

And temporary emergency bus passes are available for currently enrolled DSC students. To qualify the student must have an emergency need for transportation to campus, and they must be referred by DSC faculty or staff.

To learn more about the CFWM, and to find out how you can help, go to DaytonaState.edu/CenterForWomenAndMen.

If you’re interested in learning more about what the CFWM has to offer, the center’s new director, Erin LeDuc, will be making an appearance on Daytona’s Morning News in the near future to chat with Al Smith, Dave Laing, and the rest of the gang. Check back for details on that interview which will be broadcast live on 93.5 FM and 1150 AM. And don’t forget we live-stream everything too on our website and our free News Daytona Beach app.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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