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K-12 Partners

High school students jump start college. Read more »High School students jump start college

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Greetings from NECC President Glenn. Read more »Welcome Greetings from President Lane Glenn

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College Partners

Together, we’re bringing down the cost of a college degree. Read more »Bringing down the cost of college

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Employer Partners

Our workforce connections benefit students and employers. Read more »Workforce connections benefit students and employers

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Community Partners

Our students are engaged in the community. Read more »Students engaged in the community

Welcome to Northern Essex Community College

President Lane Glenn
  • To our valued partners

    Our college has “community” right in its name, which should give you some idea of how important expanding and strengthening our community partnerships are to all of us at Northern Essex Community College.

    We are interested in forging partnerships that will help deepen our academic, cultural, social, and economic impact within the region, and create new opportunities for our students.

    In this external partners report, we will share some of the exciting progress that has been made this past year, working with you, our external partners.

K-12 Partners

Early College Project
  • High School Students Jump-Start College

    Students who earn college credits while in high school are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and earn a degree, according to a recent study.*

    That’s why Northern Essex has made it a priority to partner with our local high schools, offering early college options for high school students who want to get a jump start on college.

College Partners

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  • Together, We’re Bringing Down the Cost of a College Degree

    Grace Young, Northern Essex’s dean of academic and career advising, articulation, and transfer, is on a mission; she wants to make a college education affordable to Merrimack Valley families.

    Dean Young spends her days helping students find pathways to bachelor’s degrees and collaborating with our higher ed partners on articulation agreements that allow NECC graduates to transfer seamlessly into bachelor’s degree programs.

Employer Partners

Workforce fair at NECC
  • Our Workforce Connections Benefit Students and Employers

    The great majority—94%--of Northern Essex alumni continue to live and work locally after graduation, which is just one of the reasons local employers are so interested in partnering with the college.

    These employers serve on one of our 20 program advisory boards and our Occupational Advisory Board; hire our interns and graduates; and come to us with their workforce training needs. These connections benefit our students as well as employers, who count on Northern Essex for a well-trained workforce and solutions to their workforce challenges.

Community Partners

Students working on a community project
  • Our Students are Engaged in the Community

    Northern Essex students are reaping the benefits of service, as the college grows its volunteering and service learning opportunities.

    This fall, the college launched its first civic action plan, a three-year plan which encourages and supports civic engagement on campus.

    Students who want to become engaged with the community can enroll in service learning classes, which connect community projects with the course curriculum; volunteer at local organizations, or participate in civic engagement activities such as voter registration days.

We couldn't do it without you!

We're proud of what we have accomplished partnering with you. Here are just a few stories.

Read the stories below

  • Ashley Moore honored
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    Career Services Head Honored by BBJ

  • NECC career center
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    Northern Essex Selected to Operate Career Centers

  • Students exercise voting rights
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    Student Body Exercises Voting Rights

  • Peace poetry contest
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    Popular Professor Promotes Peace through Poems

  • Bachelor completion program available at NECC
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    Bachelor Completion Programs Now Available at NECC in Lawrence

  • Affordable bachelor's degree
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    New Program Creates an Affordable Bachelor’s Degree

  • Grant will help early college programs
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    Grant will Help Grow High School Early College Programs

  • Dr. Noemi Custodia Lora tapped for education board
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    NECC VP Tapped for Education Board