Category «Community»

POWER UP offered fun, interactive trainings and learning strategies.

The Francis Institute and the University of Missouri Extension – Jackson County 4-H After school hosted the 7th Annual Power Up Institute on Saturday. The daylong training institute is geared toward youth and after school professionals. The event featured fun, interactive programming ideas that match educational standards.

Congressman Cleaver, Mayor James highlight Urban Summit at Penn Valley

More than 700 attendees across the Greater Kansas City area participated in the KC Urban Summit Saturday at Penn Valley. The event was founded by Jackson County Legislator James Tindall. Workshops and plenary sessions addressed such topics as housing, economic development, youth services, health and education. Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James delivered opening remarks …

MCC students showcase best of best of artwork

First Friday at the Carter Art Center Gallery at Penn Valley was bustling with activity as students from across MCC exhibited artwork they’ve created throughout the school year. To check out the highlights, click the link MCC Student Art Showcase & Sale The last day to check out this amazing exhibit of the best of …

Join preschoolers to commemorate child abuse prevention month

On Friday, Preschoolers from Plaza de Niños will lead Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, the Francis Institute for Child & Youth Development and Guadalupe Centers, Inc. to plant pinwheels in commemoration of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The children will plant pinwheels outside the Francis Institute as a reminder of the simplicity and innocence of childhood.  The …

Penn Valley students host KCPS Board Candidates Forum

  Advocates For Civic Engagement, a student organization, hosted a public forum for Kansas City Public School Board Candidates on April 3 in the Little Theater at MCC-Penn Valley. Student moderators posed questions gathered by Penn Valley students to the candidates which included: Patricia Mansur (at-large), Catina Taylor (at-large), Amy Hartsfield (at-large), Joseph Jackson (fourth …

MCC support needed for College Connections Center (C3)

This summer, the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) will be opening the College Connections Center (C3) at the MCC-Penn Valley campus.  C3 is a no-cost service for Kansas City metro area students transitioning from high school to college. When most high school students graduate, they have every intention of attending college.  But something happens between …

Congressman Cleaver to headline Urban Summit at MCC-Penn Valley

The seventh annual Urban Summit will be hosted at MCC-Penn Valley on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is “From Poverty to Prosperity.” Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be the keynote luncheon speaker. The summit will also feature workshops, a panel discussion and a community marketplace. Breakfast and lunch will also …

Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum rescheduled

A Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum will be held on April 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. in ST 101 (the Little Theater) at MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway.  The forum is being sponsored by the Social Science Division, African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) and Advocates for Civic Engagement (ACE).  The forum will focus …