Media Release

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
For Immediate Release

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501

 

City Of Las Vegas Enters Into Partnership With The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
City Will Offer Community Classes, Higher Education Classes Through The Center

 

The Las Vegas City Council today approved an agreement with the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) to provide space at The Center for higher education classes and other programs run by the city.

 Under the contract, which is $500,000 over five years, The Center will provide the city with space to program for higher education classes (taught by UNLV), youth programming, workforce and community development, strategic planning and special events, overflow usage from the city’s community centers, as well as transgender-specific cultural competency and diversity training for homeless service providers contracted with the city.

This partnership aligns with the city’s Community Pride Priority and is a component of a larger education strategy designed to allow the city the opportunity to partner with The Center and UNLV in support of new programs and services in downtown Las Vegas.

"The city has been a great partner of The Center throughout the development of our new home, and this new initiative ensures that we continue to fill The Center with important new programs and services that meet the needs of the community we serve," said Thomas Kovach, Interim CEO for The Center.  "We are grateful to Mayor Goodman, Councilman Coffin, and the entire City Council for their continued support."

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