D.A.C.C. Reaching Out To Fair Oaks With New Classroom, Bus Route
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCCU) —
After two years of research in high crime and low income neighborhoods, the Danville Area Community College is taking action.
They've launched a new classroom for its GED Program this week and a new bus route to the largest Danville Housing Authority complex, Fair Oaks.
DACC President Dr. Stephen Nacco said, as close as Fair Oaks is, residents there may have been physical, mental, and psychological barriers that can prevent them from coming to college.
"That's what we do,” he said. “That's what we do in the community, the community needs us to be where the people need us and not sit back and wait for them to come to us. Everyone there is at least entitled to at least a chance to whatever it is they want."
The new bus route and class in Fair Oaks is being paid for with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WOIA) federal dollars as well as the Danville Housing Authority budget.
Dr. Nacco said he hopes to branch out and create more opportunities for other D.H.A complexes in the area.