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Penn Valley’s Criminal Justice Association Takes Issues Straight to Airwaves

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 marked the significant beginning of MCC students taking community issues to an exciting new level. Working in collaboration with M.C. Richardson of KKFI 90.1 FM Community Radio, students from MCC – Penn Valley’s criminal justice association took time to discuss issues related directly to their coursework. The topic at hand: Pros and Cons Related …

MCC in the news: Health Care Foundation features Community Health Worker pilot course

MCC’s Training for Tomorrow program is piloting a new course to train community health workers, and it has attracted the attention of local healthcare media. This article about the training program was recently posted on the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s website. Community health worker is a fairly new category among health professions. These workers are …

Full Employment Council hosts celebration for bilingual healthcare training program

  The Full Employment Council hosted an event Friday afternoon at their 1740 Paseo location to celebrate the successful completion of Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first training initiative for bilingual students entering the healthcare field.  Over 50 people attended the event, including students, program leaders, and healthcare organizations and employers. Sixteen students completed the …

MCC in the news: KC Star article highlights work of Literacy KC at MCC

Literacy Kansas City is doing great work all around the city, including offering services at MCC-Penn Valley. This recent Kansas City Star article features several successful Literacy KC clients, one of whom we’re proud to call an MCC student. About GEARS, the Literacy KC program at MCC-Penn Valley The Guiding Educational Access to Reading Skills (GEARS) …

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 …

Francis Institute awarded $120,000 to take training online

The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development at MCC-Penn Valley was recently awarded $120,000 to add an online component to the Institute’s child care provider training programs. The financial contributions, which came from multiple sources, will support the development of an online version of the Developing Your Family Child Care Business curriculum, which helps …

Leading Medical Simulation Org. Hosts Conference at MCC

Medical experts from the world’s largest medical simulation community recently trained healthcare instructors at a conference that was held at MCC. The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute played host to the Central Region Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference in June. The HSI was chosen as the location for the conference because of the facility’s …