Foothill College Contact Tracing Corps
As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to impact the Silicon Valley, Foothill College launched a free Contact Tracing and Case Investigation course to help meet the demand for trained contact tracers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by instructor Rebecca Ryan, the course provided an opportunity for students to be part of the county's public infrastructure as well as serve the community. Below you can hear how the experience and the opportunity impacted student participants.
As you might expect, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting our community college students hard. With the outbreak, their lives are changing daily. Staff, faculty, students and administrators at both colleges have done amazing work to create a virtual learning environment and to support our students and community in other essential ways. We are proud of the work that is being done and want to share these inspiring moments with you! Check back often for updates and more news!
Foothill Alumni Featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 for Social Entrepreneurism
Around the world, an average of one million plastic bottles are discarded every minute of every day, according to EarthDay.com. Concern about the overconsumption of single-use plastic bottles, and the ocean pollution that results, brought two Foothill alumni together in search of a solution.