News Release

Resource Fair Spotlights Adult Education Programs Offered in Central Orange County

Fun Family Event Slated for Saturday, April 22

(Santa Ana, CA)— The Rancho Santiago Adult Education Consortium invites the community to attend the Adult Education and Resource Fair that will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fair will take place at Centennial Regional Park, 2900 W. Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Parking and entrance are free.

Participants will learn about free adult education programs, future career and employment options, and community resources.Family activities will include a visit by La Ranchera radio station, live entertainment, science experiments, Earth Day crafts, opportunity drawings and food trucks.

The following programs will present information and be available to answer any questions you may have: English as a Second Language (ESL), Career Technical Education, High School Diploma/GED, Adults with Disabilities, Citizenship, and more.

An “Understanding Your Rights” immigration information forum is also planned from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The session is free and open to students as well as the general public.

Attendees will hear about their rights from a panel of expert immigration attorneys and have their concerns addressed and questions answered. Information presented will include:

    • Recent developments with immigration law, including DACA
    • Students and community members’ rights when encountering members of law enforcement
    • California laws and policies affecting immigrants, including community college students

Participating organizations include Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, Orange Unified School District, Santa Ana Unified School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Garden Grove Adult Education, Orange County Department of Education, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

For more information about the Adult Education and Resource Fair, please call (714) 241-5700, email or visit

About the Rancho Santiago Adult Education Consortium
The Rancho Santiago Adult Education Consortium is part of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education to allocate funding for adult education. The funds will be provided to eligible consortia for the purpose of implementing regional plans for adult education. The intent of the Adult Education Block Grant was to expand and improve the provision of adult education via these consortia. For more information, visit

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503