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Latino students learn to build opportunities through education

Latino high school students gathered at Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus April 6 to learn about building opportunities for their future through education. They were also inspired by local leaders who have overcome difficult circumstances. The Mi Familia, Mi Camino y Mi Futuro Leadership Day included workshops on personal leadership, navigating a career pathway …

MCC-Maple Woods baseball player named Player of the Week

Hard work has paid off for a baseball player at Metropolitan Community College’s Maple Woods campus. Right fielder Tyler Cox was recognized as Player of the Week for Division I baseball by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Awards are announced weekly for the top athletes across the country. Cox was recognized for play from …

‘1,000 Footsteps’ series uses art, conversation to tell KC refugee stories

“1,000 Footsteps Tell the Story: Refugees’ Journeys Through Art and Conversation” opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The art exhibit and series of accompanying programs focus on the refugees who now call Greater Kansas City home. The art exhibit includes …