PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is among the inaugural recipients of the Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award for workplace volunteerism. The award will be presented to CCAC and 10 other companies and institutions in a ceremony at 7:20 p.m. March 20 at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
The United Way of Allegheny County, which sponsors the new awards, recognizes CCAC for the work of employees and students with the Be a 6th Grade Mentor program and the Earned Income Tax Credit free tax preparation program.
“As an institution with community in our very name, CCAC is honored to be one of the first to receive this notable award,” said Alex Johnson, CCAC president. “It highlights just some of the many ways we strive to be a good neighbor in this community we call home.”
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.