The Office of Access and Community Connections is a department of Cuyahoga Community College’s Strategy Division. This unit provides services to nontraditional adults and the community.

Access and Community Connections provides programming and services to improve access for those in targeted groups (e.g., low income, first generation, minority women in transition) among eligible adult populations in Greater Cleveland. Individual program descriptions appear below. Visit the Access and Community Connections website at

Access and Community Connections share common goals:

  • To increase educational opportunities for adults
  • To assist community members in gaining access to higher education
  • To provide opportunities to foster student success through interventions such as assessment, coaching and mentoring

Strategic partnerships with nonprofit, community based municipalities helps the Access & Community Connections team to customize academic, workforce, and support services to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Cuyahoga Community College is committed to personal and educational excellence through its affordable and efficient approach to higher education.