Event offers help, services for low-income students, residents


The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center showcased resources and post-secondary education options for the Youngstown community.

The EOC’s second annual Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, housed at Eastern Gateway Community College downtown, featured more than 20 vendors promoting local services ranging from counseling services to housing help.

“[Mahoning] Valley residents can learn about resources available to them,” said Stacy Quinones, TRIO EOC outreach adviser. “In addition, we can help community members see educational opportunities we have available for those interested in post-secondary education.”

Jonathan Thomas, Eastern Gateway first-year student and Community Legal Aid volunteer, said the fair is a good avenue to get the word out.

Ereka Langford of Community Legal Aid helped hand out information about offering legal aid for civil matters, and Maraline Kubik, Ursuline Sisters Scholars director, and another vendor, discussed the importance of taking care of basic needs for those from low-income families interested in post-secondary education.

For more on the event and the services, read Thursday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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