Clark College Invites Community to Two Latine Events

For Immediate Release
April 19, 2024

¡Celebración de Primavera! / Día del Niño on April 26
Noche de Familia on April 23

Cultural Events Celebrating Children, Literacy and Earth Day

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College invites the community to its annual free, family-friendly Latiné cultural celebration of children, literacy and Earth Day. ¡Celebración de Primavera! / Día del Niño (Celebration of Spring/Day of the Child) is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and the Noche de Familia event on Tuesday, April 23, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Both events are held at Gaiser Student Center on Clark's main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

¡Celebración de Primavera! / Día del Niño

Join us on Friday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate children, families, reading, dancing, and singing with environmentally friendly games, arts and crafts and snacks.

Activities include:

  • 6 p.m. - Snacks
  • 66:30 p.m. - Songs by Harney Elementary students
  • 66:45 p.m. - Reading by author Christopher Cousins
  • 67 p.m. - Games
  • 67:30 p.m. - Dancing by Vancouver Ballet Folklórico
  • 68 p.m. - Dance lessons
  • 68:15 p.m. - Dance party!

View the complete schedule

Noche de Familia

In addition, Clark College is hosting Noche de Familia on Tuesday, April 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center. This is a special night for Latiné families to learn about academic options and resources available at Clark. Offered every term by the college and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, this free, public event includes activities for kids and dinner for all.

Attendees will have opportunities to speak with Clark representatives from Financial Aid, Transitional Services, Workforce Education Services, Disability Support Services, Counseling and Health Center, Career Services and more. Workshops will be offered to explain the processes of applying for Clark College and applying for financial aid. Information will be available in both Spanish and English.

Driving directions and parking maps are available online.

The Columbia Writers Series was launched at Clark College in 1988, bringing local, national and international authors to the college and the region. Learn more about the Columbia Writers Series at

Clark College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Learn more at If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Clark College’s Human Resources Office. Phone: 360-992-2105 or email:

About Clark College

Founded in 1933 and celebrating its 90th year, Clark College provides residents of Southwest Washington with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It is a public community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including bachelor’s and associate degrees; professional certificates; high school diplomas and GED preparation; and non-credit community and continuing education. Clark serves a wide range of students including high school students, displaced workers, veterans, parents, non-native English speakers, and mature learners. Approximately three-quarters of its students are in the first generation of their families to attend college.

To learn more, visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


For additional information (for media inquiries & photo requests):
Maureen Chan-Hefflin, Clark College Communications & Marketing
T: 360-992-2243 E: