Student Resource Fair At ACC Sturm Campus

Students gather at the Sturm Collaboration Campus to learn about helpful services. Taken October 13, 2022. (Image via Benino Coscia)



On Thursday, October 13, 2022, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) held a Student Resource Fair at the ACC Sturm Campus.

According to LaMario Fortson, an event organizer, this event was intended to expose students to resources in Colorado; and it did just that.

On ACC’s Sturm campus, there were many tables with organizations offering resources for students. 

The organizations in attendance included: Healthy Denver Inc, Englewood Schools, The Collective, All Health Network, FoodBank of the Rockies, Justice Works Colorado, The Arc, Douglas County Veteran Services, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, and more. These organizations all have resources ACC students may find helpful.

The Arc is a nonprofit organization focused on helping people with intellectual or developmental disabilities connect with the community. They support full inclusion and participation of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community.

Another organization there is the Alternatives Pregnancy Center, which offers many free services for pregnant women. Some of these services include free STI screening, ultrasound, counseling after abortion, and infant needs such as diapers.  

There were two tables with different services, but were both under the same organization: Doctor’s Care and All Health Network. Doctor’s Care, a part of All Health Network, is a medical clinic that offers assistance in acquiring health insurance, Medicaid/CHP+, SNAP assistance, and virtual appointments. 

All Health Network provides mental health help, including counseling to deal with stress, mental health issues, and substance use disorders, as well as psychiatry and crisis services.

Another notable organization is Arapahoe/Douglas Works, an organization that helps job seekers. They help build job search skills, build resumes, and have resource centers, tools for successful job search, and one-on-one job search assistance.

This organization also has a youth employment program, which helps young people with job training, paid internships, and GED tutoring.

Kathleen Sutherland was there with a childcare survey for ACC students. The intent of the childcare survey is to gather information about how ACC can best support students’ childcare needs. This way, students with children can better access courses.

They’ll also be sending out the childcare survey via email, so ACC students should look out for it!