Opinion: Community Colleges Are the Key to Economic Opportunity During COVID-19September 8, 2020 |
by Cherry Lim
Education can be the great equalizer in our socially unjust society. And I’ve seen firsthand – through my family and now in my career – the critical role community colleges play in creating opportunity for students across our Commonwealth regardless of language, race, or income level.
When my parents arrived as refugees in the 1980s, they knew limited English. But in taking English classes at Bunker Hill Community College, they were able to give my brother and me more opportunities than they had. Today, I work at Bunker Hill Community College as an Academic Coordinator, helping students from all different backgrounds succeed every day.