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In the photo students sit at tables working individually or in small groups. The tables, with three or four chairs, are large enough to spread out your work and small enough to allow multiple areas for students to work. Sitting at the desk in the corner a staff member answers a student's questions.

The Center which is located on the Lawrence – Franklin St. campus, is designed to work with students one-on-one and connect them with college and community resources that will help them succeed in and out of the classroom.


Spring 2014

Carlos Contreras, Slam Poet National Champion in Lawrence High, Oct. 2013
Carlos Contreras, a Slam Poet national champion. From Mexican decent, Carlos shared his struggles and pride through poetry. He performed in the Lawrence Campus and did a workshop with NECC students where they created and shared their own poems.

A Semester of Poets & Writers


White Fund Lecture Series

Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco
NECC has made a tremendous effort to expose its students, professors and staff to an array of talented and highly-respected poets and writers. Richard Blanco is a Cuban-American poet who is not afraid of putting his family and heritage as the anchor of his work. He was the first openly gay person and first …

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Career Services: NECC Link

NECC Career Services has a new website available to all students, alumni, local businesses and non-profit organizations. We spoke with Ashley Bragger, Staff Associate at NECC Career Connections who is the contact person for this initiative. Ashley shared with us the importance of this new site and what it will mean to the NECC community.

What is NECClink?…

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A Road to Professional Excellence

Jessica Castillo started her college career like many NECC students, taking non-college courses in order to develop the skills needed to successfully complete an Associate’s degree and further. At the Center, Jessica received guidance to help balance work and school and maintain the motivation necessary to achieve academic and professional goals.

Along with schoolwork help, Jessica took advantage of…

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Fall 2015 Workshops


All times are 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Note-Taking Skills: Oct 7
  • Study Skills: Oct 14
  • Myers–Briggs: Feb 26
  • Study & Test-Taking Skills: Oct 21
  • Motivation: Oct 28
  • Business Etiquette: Nov 4

Contact the Student Success Center for more information.