With community college students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, the decision to participate in Fairfield’s County Giving Day has never been more important for the Housatonic Community College Foundation. The organization, which supports low-income Housatonic Community College (HCC) students in need, will join the collective giving event taking place on Thursday, February 25th.

The archive of Housatonic Community College (HCC) is now keeping company alongside Wesleyan University, Yale, UCONN, and other prestigious Connecticut colleges in Connecticut’s Archive Online (CAO).

Congressman Jim Himes visited Housatonic Community College (HCC) on Tuesday, February 16 to gain firsthand knowledge of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing training program. The nine-month certificate program provides students with the cutting-edge manufacturing skills needed to enter Connecticut’s in-demand jobs in the industry.

This February, community colleges in our area are working together to honor and celebrate Black History Month. Two colleges of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Shoreline-West region, Gateway Community College (GCC) and Housatonic Community College (HCC), are collaborating on an upcoming virtual panel honoring diversity, equity and inclusion.

Last spring, when COVID-19 struck our area, two intrepid Housatonic Community College (HCC) photography students set out to document the city of Bridgeport. Their work provides an unsettling and authentic look at how Connecticut’s largest city appeared during that shutdown period, earning them a coveted exhibit on the Social Documentary Network.

Housatonic Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Child & Family Guidance Center (CFGC). With social distancing and a virtual audience, an agreement was signed yesterday at the college formalizing the partnership that will facilitate educational opportunities for at-risk youth and their families.

A new, dynamic interlacing sculpture by South Korean artist, Jongil Ma floats above the entrance to the Burt Chernow Galleries. The major piece, presented by the Housatonic Museum of Art, is an intricate arrangement of stained wood, offering a lesson in balance and flow.

Housatonic Community College (HCC) is easing the burden of textbook costs for low-income students thanks to a grant from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts (SFFEA) for the creation of a new Textbook Lending Library.

The spring semester at Housatonic Community College (HCC) begins on Friday, January 22, and as many four-year college classes move online, some students are turning to HCC’s online classes for their core curriculum coursework. Housatonic offers courses required of undergraduate students that can be transferred to their colleges, often at a fraction of the cost.

Kristy Jelenik always knew she wanted to go into public service and be a part of something meaningful. Today she is making a difference in the lives of our students as the executive director of the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF), a post she has held for one and a half years.

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