April is Community College Month—a time to celebrate the invaluable contributions of community colleges to the educational landscape. The nationwide initiative is led by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to elevate the recognition of community colleges’ critical role in providing accessible, high-quality education.

The primary goals of #CCmonth are to increase awareness of the economic, academic, and equity advantages of attending community colleges and to bust longtime stigmas wrongly associated with public two-year colleges.

Austin Community College District (ACC) is the largest trainer of the Central Texas workforce, serving approximately 70,000 students each year, offering more than 100 degrees, including key programs in health sciences, skilled trades, computer science, and transfer programs. The college has earned a national reputation for innovation and academic excellence and has the fastest-growing graduation rate among its peers.

ACC invites students, employees, and the community to join the celebration.

  • Post to the Padlet Wall: Leave a comment and share the things that make you #ACCproud.
  • Take to Social Media: Post one of your favorite ACC memories or celebrate student success on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or LinkedIn. Use #CCMonth and #ACCproud and tag @ACCDistrict and @CCTrustees to join the national conversation.

ACC will highlight students throughout the month as part of Community College Month. Know an amazing student? Nominate them for a spotlight by emailing [email protected].