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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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Spring 2014 Workshops

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

  • Study Skills: Feb 12 in L149
  • Note-Taking Skills: Feb 19 in L244
  • Myers–Briggs: Feb 26 in L244
  • Test-Taking Skills: Mar 5 in L144
  • Myers–Briggs II: Mar 12 in L244
  • Motivation: Mar 26 in L244
  • Résumé Writing: Apr 2 in L244
  • Business Etiquette: Apr 9 in L244

Dominican Student Conference

Eighth National Dominican Student Conference at Harvard University

Join us on March 28, 2014!

Eight Reasons why you should attend:
  1. To meet and network with other students with similar interests.
  2. To celebrate your heritage.
  3. To learn more about 4-year universities.
  4. Over 30 NECC students have attended the last two conferences.
  5. It’s only 25 minutes away.
  6. To discuss social and educational issues impacting Latinos.
  7. To represent Lawrence.
  8. To celebrate with merengue and bachata Saturday night.