November 05, 2020


Contact the Hispanic Program coordinator, Lissette López Piepenburg

Hispanic Club Weekly Meeting Link, Fridays at 3 p.m.


November 9, 2020
Spring 2021 Registration Opens
Register early to get the best classes!

November 10, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant
Sign up for this FREE virtual info session. Can't make it? Sign up anyway and we'll send you a recording!
11-11:30 a.m.
at Online

November 20, 2020
Speaker: Chris Fuentes, EMT-Paramedic Program Director at Lakeland
Link to meeting below
3 p.m.


Need to use the testing center?

If you need to take any type of test at our testing center, please schedule now to take by Nov. 24.

After the Thanksgiving holiday, no testing will take place on campus.

Testing will resume on campus in January.

To schedule a test or for more information, contact

  • Terry Cardisco, Test Center Coordinator, at 440.525.7568, or


Is being stuck at home taking a toll?

Most people experience changes in mood and anxiety.

Hear from experts and didactic panelist, Monica Olivera of NAMI Greater Cleveland, to learn guidelines on how to know if you have a chronic issue (or not), and what you can do about it.

Join us for this FREE AmeriCorps-Serve Ohio virtual event

  • Thursday, Nov. 5, at 4:15 p.m.

Click on the link below and enter Zoom Meeting ID 692-617-9872

Join Online Meeting Here!


EMT/Paramedic program director Chris Fuentes

Since National First Responders Day was celebrated recently, we're spotlighting EMT/Paramedic program director Chris Fuentes.

Chris has experience as a Paramedic with the City of Cleveland Division of EMS, the busiest 911 EMS system in Northeast Ohio, as well as experience as a Paramedic with MetroHealth Medical Center, which is the busiest hospital system in Northeast Ohio.

Chris also has experience in the education and training of EMS workers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and doctors. He also taught EMT classes in both the Cleveland EMS Academy classes as well as Cleveland Fire Academy classes for the city of Cleveland.

Early in his career at Cleveland EMS, Chris was awarded a Lifesaver Award from the City of Cleveland as well as from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for a successful cardiac arrest resuscitation that occurred in public at a grocery store.

Lakeland's EMS Program specializes in educating and training the next generation of first responders and healthcare workers. "We focus on training our students to perform life-saving care in emergency situations," said Chris.

The program is currently enrolling for spring 2021. If you want to learn more, Chris can be reached via email:, or by phone: 440.525.7693.

[Save the Date] Chris will be the featured speaker at the Hispanic Club meeting on Friday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Join us to hear him talk about his career journey. Q & A to follow.

Click here to join the meeting Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.


Students impacted by COVID-19 may now apply for assistance with rent, mortgage and water

Funds are now available to assist student households impacted by COVID-19 with rent or mortgage payments and to prevent water and sewer disconnections.

This assistance is made possible through the Lake County agency Lifeline, Inc., which will partner with the Fair Housing Resource Center for triage and screen applicants for rent and mortgage assistance. This funding is part of the CARES Act stimulus package.

Please share the following with anyobe who could benefit from this information.

  • Lake & Geauga County residents, who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and have fallen behind on rent or mortgage payments are encouraged to contact the Fair Housing Resource Center. Call 440.392.0147 to apply for assistance.

  • Residents who have water or sewer bill disconnection notices can contact Lifeline directly for assistance. Call 440.354.2148.

  • Residents outside of Lake & Geauga Counties can find their local Community Action Agency by clicking on the link below.

Funds are available for a limited time and applicants are encouraged to reach out early.

Lifeline, Inc. was founded in 1973 to assist Lake County residents with services in health care, housing, information and referral services, and consumer education and job training.

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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