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KC Educational Opportunity Center marks 40 years of serving the community

The Kansas City Educational Opportunity Center, which works to increase the number of adults enrolling in college or other postsecondary training, first opened its doors in 1979. That makes this the 40th year for the Kansas City location, which has been administered from the beginning by Metropolitan Community College. The four-decades milestone was celebrated at …

Project Success students celebrate National TRIO Day

Students in MCC-Penn Valley’s Project Success program celebrated National TRIO Day on Saturday, Feb. 23, with activities including a potluck lunch and a canned food drive to help others in the community. The eight Federal TRIO Programs, grants administered by the U.S. Department of Education, include an initiative called Student Support Services. TRIO’s mission is …

Students in MCC’s Summer Jumpstart have ‘all the support in the world’

Eleven new Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley students are spending the summer acquiring success skills, brushing up on math and being introduced to campus resources. The eight-week, half-day program is called Project Success Summer Jumpstart. As the name suggests, it’s an offshoot of Penn Valley’s Project Success, which provides a variety of support services for select …