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People at a PASO event gather for a photo

PASO, which helps families of Latinx students navigate Harper College, was born out of an initiative to recruit Latinx students, keep them engaged and persist in college, while providing families the resources necessary to help support them. "There are a lot of families who are in need of help, and this gives them the opportunity to ask questions in a comfortable setting," student Lucia Rios says.

2019-2020 cohort of the Social Justice Leadership Certificate program

To better approach the difficult work of diversity, equity and inclusion and effect systemic change, a group of Harper College employees are committing themselves to understanding and advancing social justice. Now in its third year, Harper’s Social Justice Leadership Certificate program continues to grow as the country finds itself in the midst of significant sociocultural change and a global pandemic that are shining a light on issues of equity.

William Rainey Harper bust

Harper College is offering a free, online COVID-19 Contact Tracing course to help meet the anticipated need for contact tracers in the state of Illinois. The 10-hour class starts July 13.

Mercado family on the dance floor at their wedding

Dr. Claudia Mercado and Monica Meneses share the personal impact on their family of two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions – one to strike down the administration’s effort to eliminate the DACA program, and the other protecting LGBTQIA+ employees from discrimination.

Gabriela Sanchez taking online courses from home

Thanks to the federal funding provided by the CARES Act and distributed by Harper College, about 4,400 students have received financial support aimed at helping them to successfully transition to online coursework.


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