Category «Serving communities»

MCC work-study students help refugee families at KC’s Somali Center

Energetic. Dedicated. A blessing. Those are just some of the words of praise about Metropolitan Community College work-study students from the  director of a local enterprise focused on helping refugee families. MCC’s work-study program seeks to match a student’s financial needs with an environment that allows them to earn a paycheck while enhancing their educational …

Get free income tax help at three MCC campuses

Once again this year, Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with Next Step KC, is hosting IRS-certified counselors from Voluntary Income Tax Assistance for those who qualify for free aid in doing their taxes. Tax services (federal and state electronic e-filing) for individuals with a household income of less than $54,000 are available on three MCC …

MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery presents ‘Kin Killin’ Kin’

MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery is presenting a special show that has headlined premier locations around the country. “Kin Killin’ Kin,” James Pate’s traveling art exhibition, includes 13 charcoal drawings and one oil painting on Plexiglas. The pieces, which depict critical issues currently facing our community, will be on display from Monday, Jan. 23, …

MCC employee’s Cranberry Fluff recipe wins ‘GMA’ contest

And the winner of “Good Morning America’s” Ultimate Cranberry Challenge is … MCC employee Lee Ann Zech! Zech, administrative assistant to MCC-Maple Woods president Dr. Utpal Goswami, was one of two “GMA” viewers whose cranberry recipes got them invited to appear on the show Nov. 22, two days before Thanksgiving. Zech told “GMA” co-host Michael …

MCC students spark more RideKC routes in the Northland

MCC students are using the new student benefit called U-Pass so much that the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority expanded bus service in the Northland. Starting this school year, all credit students enrolled at one of the five Metropolitan Community College campuses can use their student ID as a free RideKC bus pass. The U-Pass …

How did MCC’s campuses end up where they are? Archivist has the answers

Anyone interested in “ancient” history — 1915, for instance, when the school that would become Metropolitan Community College was founded downtown — got what they came for at an Oct. 25 program at MCC-Penn Valley. [ Update: An encore of this event is planned for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at MCC-Penn Valley Education Center …

MCC hosts regional higher-ed Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

It was a full house for the annual Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion for Under-represented Populations, hosted by Metropolitan Community College. More than 200 participants from  MCC and the surrounding academic community shared in the experience Sept. 16. The event was held on the MCC-Penn Valley campus, with opening remarks by MCC Chancellor Mark James. …

TV reporter checks out MCC ballet class for ‘absolute beginners’

While the Fall 2016 semester is already in full swing at Metropolitan Community College, there is still time to sign up for community education classes. The title of one upcoming community ed course caught the eye of a local television reporter. “Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner” is described as a true beginner’s class for …

With help from MCC student and instructors, 3-year-old rides his first bike

UPDATE: Since the original reporting of the Hudson Borton story, media outlets nationwide have picked up the content. See notes below with links to television coverage and social media coverage. Hundreds of thousands have now heard of the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology team who made such a difference to the Borton family. Original story posted …

Long-serving Board of Trustees president gets a one-of-a-kind gift

David Disney, who served as president of MCC’s Board of Trustees for a decade, was presented with his gavel recently — attached to a plaque made in the FabLab at MCC-Business & Technology. The plaque includes MCC’s new centennial seal and the dates Disney led the six-member board, 2006-2016. Current board president Trent Skaggs presented …