Free Community Health Fair and Career Expo at Garcia Center on April 16

Published: April 08, 2016

Free Community Health Fair and Career Expo at Garcia Center on April 16

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, which is part of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a Community Health Fair and Career Expo on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garcia Center, 2021 Agnes St. 

The event is free and open to the public and includes health checks, college and career readiness information, food, family-friendly activities and numerous giveaways.

“We are excited to give away tickets to Get Air, the Corpus Christi Athletic Club, the Art Museum of South Texas and other local entertainment venues,” said Andrea Elizondo, Director of the Garcia Center. “These giveaways are given to encourage families to get active in our community and promote good physical and mental health.”

Senior nursing students from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will perform blood pressure and blood glucose checks.

“Health education is an important role of nurses and the fair will focus on significant health promotion topics of interest to our local community,” said Joe Barrera, senior nursing student at TAMU-CC. “The screenings conducted at this event helps community members understand their health and prevent future illnesses. It also gives nursing students the experience of researching health information within the community, creating presentations and educating the community about health promotion topics.”

High school students who attend will receive instructions on how to fill out financial aid forms, recommendations on how to submit an effective essay for admittance into college and information about the different programs that are offered at A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College.

“Last fall, more than 300 people came to our event, including more than 50 high school students,” said Elizondo. “The Garcia Center and our partners are offering invaluable free advice to students preparing to attend college or enter the workforce.”

The Garcia Center, located in the heart of Corpus Christi’s West Side, provides numerous programs in art, dance, health and nutrition, family support and literacy at low or no cost to community members. The Center features a gallery space with rotating exhibits, computer lab, art room, a multipurpose/dance space and hosts widely popular annual cultural events.

“The Garcia Center has been around for 23 years and currently offers 14 different programs and activities,” said Elizondo. “We would like the community to be more involved with the center and learn about education, getting healthier and discover the world of art.”
To learn more about the Garcia Center and its events, go to http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/.

If you go:

Garcia Center Community Health Fair & Career Expo
Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antonio E. Garcia Center Arts and Education Center, 2021 Agnes St.
Free and open to the public
FMI: 361.825.3600 or
http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/