CCI participants at Houston Community College distribute food to at risk community members.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2022

Throughout late January, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants studying across the United States observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by engaging in a variety of service and learning activities on campus and in the community. At Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), CCI participants joined their host […]

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In Four Short Months A New Partnership with Sinclair Community College has Blossomed with Success

Formed in 2009, the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) led Community College Consortium is an informal association of geographically diverse community colleges that reflect the broad scope of U.S. society and culture and have significant international exchange experience. In 2021, the consortium welcomed Sinclair Community College (SCC) in Dayton, Ohio […]

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Paying Tribute on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

In observance of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants at all CCI host colleges paid tribute through volunteering in their host communities. On September 9, participants at Valencia College in Florida attended a virtual “9/11: The Day That Changed America” event […]

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A group of CCI participants sprawl out in funny gestures for a group photo in the lobby of Kirkwood Community College.

The 2020-2021 Year in Review

In January 2021, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 93 participants from 10 countries to the United States. During the 2021 program year, participants came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey. Prior to their arrival in the United States, the […]

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The 2019-2020 Year in Review

In July 2019, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 142 participants from 12 countries to the United States. After settling into their host cities, the CCI Program began with the Gateway to Success Program (GSP). The GSP is a pre-academic and orientation program that immerses participants in English language […]

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MLK Day of Service 2020

Last week, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants studying across America observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by engaging in a variety of service and learning activities on campus and in the community. At Northern Virginia Community College, CCI participants joined their host college’s 11th annual MLK […]

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Observing the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

In observance of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants at all CCI host colleges volunteered on campus and in their host communities. On September 11, participants at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona learned about the history of the 9/11 attacks during […]

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The 12th Year: Where Are They Now?

Just a few months ago in May 2019, the 2018-19 Community College Initiative Program cohort completed their exchange year. Since their return to their home countries, the newest group of CCI alumni have taken the skills and values they gained in the U.S. to propel their professional lives and personal […]

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