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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.

Fall 2015

Students Attending the Ninth Annual Dominican Conference NECC Students Attending the Ninth Annual Dominican Conference


Welcome to NECC!

For many of us, college is a foreign experience. The terminology (FAFSA, Bursar’s, Registrar, Withdrawal, etc.) might as well be a different language. A language distant from us because We are the first in our families to attend college. While difficult to navigate, do not become lost in a place that is designed to meet …

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Farewells and Welcomes

We bid farewell to Joshua Abreu and Karletty Medina and thank them for the wonderful work they did at the center supporting students, facilitating workshops and leading several successful career and mentoring initiatives. Both of them are pursuing new, exciting professional opportunities. Joshua has returned to school in Connecticut to start a PhD program. Karletty …

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Academic & Student Resources


Starfish Early Success

Connect, Communicate and Graduate with Starfish Early Success! Track your progress online and connect with NECC resources….

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Murals: Community Empowerment Through Self –Expression

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Community murals are described as catalysts for empowering people by helping to redefine common values and reevaluate the community’s history which too often is ignored. Historically, social activists have recognized the transformative power of art and have acknowledged the profound connections between the arts, education and social change. It raises consciousness, nurtures multiculturalism, and fosters harmony….

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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.

Tertulias Club

Tertulias is a Spanish word used to describe informal gatherings to discuss books, current affairs and issues of interest. Students interested in joining this club should call the Student Success Center.

2015 Summer Bridge Program

Summer bridge program
Author Sergio Troncoso visited Bridge students to discuss his book, Crossing Borders and joined them for lunch at Café Azteca.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 15 – Oct 15, 2015

“Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity”

This celebration honors the many achievements and contributions of Hispanics to the history of the US. NECC alumni Angel Augusto ‘14 designed the artwork for the poster., bookmarks and flyers. Learn about the Hispanic culture by checking out Latin authors and films at the NECC Library. Join us on the Lawrence Campus on Sep 30 and enjoy Latin music and food!