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ARC students, faculty lobby to legislators at state capitol

American River College representative Eugenia Torres (left) speaks with California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd in his office at the capitol in Sacramento, California on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The delegation from ARC lobbied for a bill that would fund mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 3, 2016

A delegation of American River College students and faculty lobbied for the passing of Assembly Bill 2017 at the state capitol on Monday afternoon. AB 2017, if passed, would create funding streams to allow public California colleges to invest in mental health services on campus. AB 2017 will be...

ARC representatives lobby for mental health services while attending legislative advocacy conference

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges executive director Jonathan Lightman delivers the keynote speech at the FACCC conference in Sacramento, California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2016. The delegation from American River College attended with the purpose of lobbying for mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 2, 2016

Learning different ways to lobby for campus-impacting legislation was the focus for students and faculty from American River College that attended the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) annual advocacy and policy conference Sunday. ARC was represented by psychology professo...

California public college mental health bill announced

Sacramento City College professor Belinda Lum (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Assembly Bill 2017 at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California on Feb. 25, 2016 as former California State Senator Darrell Steinberg (right) and California State Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (center) watch. The bill will help fund mental health services on community college campuses across the state. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

February 29, 2016

Assembly Bill 2017, a new California bill which would create funding streams for mental health services at public California colleges, was announced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty at a press conference Thursday. The bill will be lobbied to lawmakers by American River College’s Life is Worth the Wa...

ARC hosts meeting to discuss Los Rios district’s future

Gary Aguilar (left), Steven Weiss (left center), Narine Madramootoo (right center) and Adam Karp (right) discuss the Los Rios district's new strategic plan at the town hall meeting at American River College on Feb. 11. The meeting was supposed to help outline a strategic plan for the Los Rios Community College District over the next five years.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Ashley Davis

February 22, 2016

The Los Rios Community College District held a town hall meeting at American River College on Feb. 11 to discuss the strategic planning process for the district over the next five years. The district’s Board of Trustees, along with students, faculty, staff and administrators from all the Los Rios...

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