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Featured Programs

Latino Construction Program: 

Building Communities Together

The Latino Construction Program was created by SAC in partnership with Turner Construction Company, the Construction Employers Association, and the Hispanic Contractors Association with the goal of providing our clients with a pathway to access jobs in the construction industry. Students will gain: 
  • An overview of opportunities in construction 
  • Basic training in construction terminology and safety
  • Intro to the purpose and importance of unions
  • Integrated English instruction
  • OSHA-10 Certification 

Bienvenidos a Cleveland

Welcome to Cleveland

Bienvenidos a Cleveland is a collaborative project that supports families relocating to Cleveland, Ohio from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The project was initiated through the efforts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), Esperanza Inc., the Spanish American Committee and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).

Since late September 2017, hundreds of families have arrived in Cleveland—many of them seeking support from community-based organizations such as the Spanish American Committee, Cleveland’s oldest and largest Hispanic social service agency. The biggest challenge has been housing, as many of the families have little to no income. Other needs include emergency funding, employment assistance, transportation, medical assistance, behavioral services, child care, senior care, food, clothing, diapers and household items.
 
Central to the Bienvenidos a Cleveland project is website created by Tri-C where families in need can access a bilingual directory of community resources. Click here to view the website. http://www.tri-c.edu/hispanic-council/bienvenidos-a-cleveland/index.html