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All DCCCD colleges will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of the holiday.  Classes will resume Monday, April 21.
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Adopt an Angel

Every year we try to make the Holiday Season special by organizing the Adopt an Angel Program. Volunteers from our El Centro Community adopt a child’s name provided by the ARC staff. Come by our office to register your child no later that October 31.


Child Care Assistance Program

Through a calculation of enrollment hours and other information, ARC helps single parents to students (male or female) to subsidize their child care expenses. This program is funded by the Carl Perkins Grant. This alternative for receiving childcare assistance provides our students with the opportunity to take steps toward their educational goals. Contact ARC for further information.

Eligibility Requirements for Child Care

To be eligible for the Childcare Reimbursement Program, the following must be met:
  • A single parent student (male or female)
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (Spring/Fall), 3 credit hours (Summer) or the equivalent contact hours in continuing education. Hours must be El Centro hours. Hours from another campus will not be included when percentage of assistance is calculated.
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the College and the ARC
  • Must be Federal PELL Grant eligible through Financial Aid Department
  • Must NOT be receiving any other type of Childcare Assistance, such as CCMS, Child Care Group, etc.

TECH/OCC Degree Textbook Loan Program

Do you need assistance with books? If you are enrolled in at least 6 semester hours and can show financial need, the ARC has a variety of technical/occupational degree program books that are available to check out for the entire semester.

Note: Textbooks are purchased by the U.S.D.E. Carl Perkins Grant and must be used for student interested in technical/occupational degrees or certificates. See the College Catalog for listing of qualifying degree programs


Emergency Loans

We provide emergency loans for small bills and temporary help. You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and have a means of repaying the loan. Upon receipt of your emergency loan, a block will be placed on your student record until your loan is paid in full.


Community Resource Referrals

We help students locate off-campus assistance such as housing, health care, counseling, food, utility assistance, and clothing. 
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Quick Links

El Centro Campuses


Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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