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Fostering Youth Independence Launches Online Learning Study Space For Foster Youth

Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) and the City of Santa Clarita have launched a new program called “The Study Place,” allowing foster youth to have a dedicated space for online learning during the coronavirus crisis, officials said. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, FYI students now have a dedicated space at Christ Lutheran Church to focus on their online learning and ...

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College Of The Canyons Named Among America’s Best For Student Voting

College of the Canyons was among two of the top community colleges in California for student voting and involvement, according to Washington Monthly’s highlight of civic engagement in more than 150 institutions across the country.  The magazine highlighted institutions that show a commitment to inspiring students to vote and actively participate in community decisions. “At the Monthly, we believe that ...

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Dr. Dianne Van Hook: ‘AB 1457 Will Boost State’s Economic Recovery’

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By: Dr. Dianne Van Hook, chancellor for College of the Canyons While California’s COVID-19 data continues to trend positive with the number of new cases dropping to lower levels not seen since the spring, there is also good news from Sacramento on efforts to alleviate the economic impact of the quarantine on business viability and volume. Assembly Bill 1457, authored ...

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Santa Clarita Valley Human Trafficking Summit To Be Held Virtually

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The Annual Human Trafficking Summit is planned to be held virtually by the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Human Trafficking Committee every evening from Thursday through Sunday of next week. The summit, which is set to raise awareness of human trafficking, is coordinated by the SCV Human Trafficking Committee, sponsored by the College of the Canyons (COC) Student Health and Wellness ...

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College Of The Canyons Announces Online Instruction For Spring 2021 Semester

College of the Canyons plans to continue with distance education through the end of the Spring 2021 semester, Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook announced in a message to the campus community Monday. The decision was made after careful evaluation of guidance and analysis provided by county and state health authorities, as well as ongoing dialog with faculty, staff and ...

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Jerry Danielsen Is Running To Bring ‘Accountability, Transparency and Community’ To The COC Board

Teacher and small-business owner Jerry Danielsen is running for the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees, Area Four.  “I’d like to change the conversation about what is possible at COC,” said Danielsen, a private music teacher and the owner of Busy Signal Studios in Canyon Country. “The college is vitally important to our economic and cultural life in the Santa Clarita ...

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Data Hosting Company For COC Foundation Faced With ‘Ransomware’ Attack

The company that hosts data for the College Of The Canyons (COC) Foundation was faced with a ransomware attack, with personal information not “misused in any way,” officials said. On Aug. 10, Blackbaud, the database software provider the foundation uses to maintain alumni, community member and donor information, confirmed that COC Foundation data was accessible by a cybercriminal, said foundation ...

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College Of The Canyons Loses Power On First Day Of Fall Semester

The College of the Canyons Valencia campus lost power on the opening day of the fall semester Monday as part of a power outage impacting over 1,100 customers. UPDATE (5:50 p.m.): Power has been reportedly restored to all customers previously impacted by the outage as of 5:50 p.m. Monday. UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): Power has reportedly been partially restored to areas impacted by ...

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College Of The Canyons Announces Free New Classes Fall Semester


College of the Canyons (COC) has announced it is offering tuition-free courses this fall for professional development. The classes are provided by the School of Personal and Professional Learning at COC, which will be offering a personal trainer certificate program, beginning Oct. 5, and math support classes, beginning Aug. 31 and open for enrollment as late as Oct. 28, free ...

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