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GCCCA, Genesis parter to reopen East Garden Village site

Garden City Career Connection Academy (GCCCA) has partnered with Genesis Family Health to reopen the GCCCA East Campus site, which had closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located at 4101 E US 50, Lot 466, in the East Garden Village (EGV) neighborhood the site provides educational services, preventative health care, and referrals. After reopening, it will offer classes including General Equivalency Diploma (GED), English Language Acquisition (ELA), and citizenship.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 20 to celebrate the reopening.

The East Garden Village neighborhood, with an approximate population of 3,000 residents — nearly 10% of Garden City’s population — is a prime location for educational as well as health care services.

“I am thrilled to be able to reopen GCCCA’s East Campus location for classes and I’m particularly pleased to be partnering with Genesis Family Health to help provide a walk-in clinic,” Cary Conley, Director of Adult Education and Literacy at the Career Connections Academy, said.

Conley called it a “win-win” for East Garden Village residents to have educational and health services available within walking distance of their homes.

Services through Genesis Family Health will include KanCare assistance, case management, food assistance, Healthy Heart blood pressure checks, and diabetes education.

Geovannie Gone, Chief Administrative Officer for Genesis Family Health, said the mission of Genesis Family Health is “Quality Healthcare for Everyone,” and stressed the organization’s commitment to finding innovative ways to address healthcare gaps and social determinants of health in an effective way.

“It is our honor to partner with the GCCC Career Connection Academy to bring to the community social service and health access and education all in one place, from learning English and GED classes to assisting with food insecurity, chronic disease management, notary services, translations, and other health related education,” Gone said. “This center will be key to supporting all the families that live at East Garden Village, surrounding neighborhoods and nearby schools. Genesis Family Health is excited for this new Partnership with the GCCCA.”

To learn more about Genesis Family Health, visit https://www.genesisfamilyhealth.org or contact 620-275-1766.