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Hola! Reaching out to Hispanics

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 16, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Technical College is reaching out to the Hispanic community. Lisa De Jesus is the new Dean of Admissions at Albany Tech. She's from Puerto Rico and saw a growing Hispanic population in Albany without many resources to help them.

An outreach luncheon was held Wednesday for Hispanics who may be interested in educational and employment opportunities. Ana Moored said, "I think it's great. It's wonderful to see all of the institutions wanting to get involved in trying to help the Hispanic community. It's great."

Lisa De Jesus said, "There is a great opportunity to provide them with the educational tools that will in turn make them better wage earners and provide better for their families as well as contribute to the economic development and workforce of the city of Albany."

Currently, Albany Technical College only has about 25 Hispanic students. The college is now translating online and printed brochures to reach out and offer more services to that part of the community.

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