AUSTIN, Texas (April 23, 2014) – Austin Community College invites families to the eighth annual Día de la Familia festival on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.).
The bilingual, multicultural event celebrates the community and provides information about important ACC resources. College staff will be on hand to assist with admissions, financial aid, and adult education, including ESL and GED programs.
Los Texas Wranglers and the McCallum High School Ballet Folklorico will provide colorful performances, and there will be food, including a tamale eating contest. Children can enjoy entertainment, games, and face painting.
“Día de la Familia connects our residents to ACC in a fun, family-friendly way,” says Patty Behr, director of enrollment management. “The college’s programs and services offer something for everyone, whether you are a prospective student, a parent, or a community partner. We encourage everyone to come out and explore the college and the resources we provide.”
Día de la Familia is part of the college’s ongoing efforts to reach out to the growing number of Hispanic families in Central Texas and to build a college-going culture. In fall 2013, ACC enrolled 12,131 Hispanic credit students, more than 29 percent of the credit student body. The college is certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution, a federal designation indicating the college maintains 25 percent or greater full-time equivalent Hispanic enrollment.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of Student Recruitment and Student Success at (512) 223.7695.
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