Oct 4, 2016
The partnership will provide volunteers with access to a range of Continuing Studies courses including business, accounting and finance, computer technology, and real estate. Covenant House staff will have access to 13 fee-waived courses each semester.
“Langara Continuing Studies is extremely excited to offer lifelong learning opportunities to the volunteers at Covenant House who make a difference by helping at-risk youth take steps towards a better life,” said Phuoi-Linh To, Program Manager, Accounting & Finance, Business and Computer Technology, Continuing Studies.
After opening in 1997, Covenant House has been helping homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth in Vancouver to find a sanctuary and a brighter future.
“Covenant House is thrilled that Langara College has chosen our organization to receive fee-waived courses. Our staff and volunteers are the heart of the work we do and we are extremely grateful for this opportunity” said Darlene Lynch, Director of Development & Communications.
To added, “Our shared vision in servicing the community and opening doors to new possibilities by providing tools for success makes for a perfect collaboration.”
About Covenant House
Covenant House helps homeless, runaway and at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for short and long-term residential care. For more information, visit www.covenanthousebc.org.
About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.