Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

08/03/2012 -- CCAC students host car wash fundraiser to fund service trip to Jamaica

For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) students will hold a car wash, the first in a series of fundraisers helping to defray the costs of a service trip to Jamaica, at the Auto Bathouse located at 5770 Butler Street in Lawrenceville, Pa., Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Car wash packages start at $7.99 with CCAC students receiving a percentage of sales during the fundraiser. 

CCAC students will visit Petersfield, Jamaica, as part of an eight-week service learning class, Ethnic Relations: Service Learning in Jamaica. The course will be offered for the upcoming fall semester at CCAC–Allegheny Campus beginning October 18. Taught by Barbara Evans, EdD, associate dean of Academic Affairs, CCAC–South Campus, the class will travel to Jamaica November 17 returning November 24. While in the country, the students will undertake a series of community service projects while learning about the people and their culture in this rural part of Jamaica. Students will stay with host families. In addition to tuition costs, the cost for the trip, including lodging and airfare, will run approximately $1,600 per student. 

Individuals interested in this and upcoming fundraisers in support of the Jamaica service trip or who wish to learn more about the CCAC course, Ethnic Relations: Service Learning in Jamaica, should contact Dr. Evans by emailing        


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is 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. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.