Honor Underscores College’s Ongoing Commitment to Serving the Local Community
WEST COVINA, Calif.—The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently named North-West College (NWC), West Covina as the Silver Award recipient for its 2020 Excellence in Community Service Awards—highlighting the College’s efforts to raise more than $25,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
“It has been incredible to see our College come together to support Relay for Life and do our part to stomp out cancer,” NWC President Mitchell Fuerst. “We are humbled to receive this honor from CAPPS as a result of our efforts to make a difference in our community.”
Inaugurated in 2016, the CAPPS Service Awards are designed to recognize and encourage initiatives in community service, service learning, and civic engagement that have a significant impact on the communities served by CAPPS member schools.
The “We Care” Team at North-West College placed water bottles in each classroom to encourage donations to the American Cancer Society “one dime at a time”—raising more than $25,000 for the organization. In addition, NWC Team Members and students formed a team to participate in the Relay for Life event. They also volunteered to greet individuals as they arrived, help them register for the event, and even sold lemonade to contribute toward their fundraising goal.
“At North-West College, we are absolutely dedicated to changing lives through quality education, but it’s about more than that,” Fuerst shared. “For us, it’s about how we can continue to reach out and give back to the individuals and families in the communities we serve. The College’s ‘We Care’ program reaches beyond our classrooms and campuses.”
About North-West College
Founded in 1966, North-West College has been committed to training individuals to enter and advance in the health care field for more than 50 years. A leader in allied health education, the College offers short-term programs at seven campuses throughout Southern California, including West Covina, Pomona Valley, Van Nuys, Glendale, Riverside, Anaheim, and Long Beach. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), North-West College offers a supportive educational environment for those ready to start a health care career. To date, the College has graduated more than 50,000 students—individuals who have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.
For more information about North-West College and its programs, visit www.nw.edu.