ACC hosts 10th Annual Día de la Familia at Riverside Campus

Students and their families invited for free educational resources

Austin Community College (ACC) invites families to the tenth annual Dí­a de la Familia festival on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.).


The bilingual event celebrates the entire community and provides important resources and information about ACC. College staff will be present to inform students about the enrollment process, financial aid, and adult education, including ESL and GED programs. Los Texas Wranglers, the Del Valle H.S. DVISD  Ballet Folklorico, and the Ortega Elementary School Superstar Choir will provide colorful performances. There will be children’s activities and refreshments for families.

“El Dí­a de la Familia connects our community to ACC in a fun, familial, and friendly manner” says Dr.  Mariano Diaz-Miranda, founder/director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Center or El Centro. “At the event, ACC presents programs and services available to everyone. It’s an opportunity for visitors to embrace the traditions and culture of our community through performances by various groups, creating an environment that encourages diversity and student success at all levels.”

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 2015, ACC enrolled 13,299 Hispanic credit students, 32 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. This year, ACC was ranked ninth among the top 25 community colleges for Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Latino/Latin American Studies Center at 512-223-6360.

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