Tag «Latino»

Am I My Brother’s Keeper: young men learn about empowerment, responsibility at conference

More than 200 high school and college aged men attended the second annual Am I My Brother’s Keeper conference at MCC-Penn Valley on Friday, Oct. 25. The day-long conference focused on empowerment, networking, motivation, leadership development and personal responsibility for Latino and African American men. Conference presenters included educators with first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges facing …

MCC-Penn Valley honored by Guadalupe Centers

MCC-Penn Valley was recognized for contributions to the Kansas City Latino community when the campus received an award from the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI) in September. GCI honored MCC-Penn Valley with the 2013 Business of the Year award during the organization’s annual Blanco y Negro Awards Gala on Sept. 13 at the Westin Crown Center …

MCC in the News: Standout player brings skills to U.S., Blue River

Brazilian-born soccer player Paulo Novo had an outstanding first season as a player for MCC-Blue River’s Trail Blazers men’s soccer team. Novo scored in every single match of the season, leading all NJCAA Division I players with 32 goals and 70 points. He had nine multi-goal games, including an MCC-Blue River record-setting seven-score game against Wentworth Military Academy. The Independence Examiner reported the details …

MCC in the news: Preparados graduation featured in Dos Mundos

Preparados en Salud, MCC’s bilingual pre-practical nursing program, was featured in this week’s edition of Dos Mundos for the opportunities it is providing for the Hispanic community.  Click here to see the latest edition of Dos Mundos.  The Preparados article is on section 6A.   Preparados not only gives bilingual students the chance to pursue a career …

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds town hall at Penn Valley

Increasing college access and graduation rates for Hispanic residents was the focus of a community event Sept. 18 at MCC-Penn Valley that featured U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Council of La Raza CEO Janet Murguia. The forum, which drew hundreds of educators and Latino leaders, was part of  a White House initiative called …