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MCTC’s Fight to End Hunger and Homelessness: Nov. 5 – 23, 2010

Posted on: November 4th, 2010 by insidemctc 4 Comments

Can you pick out the students facing homelessness in this picture?

MCTC Students. Photo by Kristine Heykants

The face of hunger and homelessness may look different than you think. Many MCTC students struggle with hunger and homelessness every day. Out of 1061 student survey respondents, 103 students said they were currently homeless. 163 students said they frequently could not afford a meal or groceries.

MCTC is sponsoring several activities in November to raise awareness and understanding about hunger and homelessness in our community, and to help our students in need. These activities are in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14 – 20. The public is welcome to attend and participate in these activities, Nov. 5 – 23 at MCTC.

This year, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is the week before Thanksgiving to draw attention to the devastating problems of homelessness and hunger in America. Co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness, events across the country, including at MCTC, promote education, action and awareness about hunger and homelessness. (more…)

10th Year of Project SHINE at MCTC

Posted on: October 21st, 2010 by insidemctc 2 Comments

By Greg Mellas

Project SHINE orientation, fall 2010

Project SHINE orientation, fall 2010

More than 80 students went through training and orientation last month to participate in Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders.) This semester marks the 10th year that MCTC students are engaging in learning and service with immigrant communities through Project SHINE.

A collaborative initiative between MCTC and Metropolitan State University, Project SHINE links students with adult immigrant and refugee learners at community-based organizations throughout the Twin Cities. Since the local program started in 2001, over 1,100 students have engaged in more than 21,000 hours of service learning* through Project SHINE. (more…)

MCTC students in All-Minnesota Academic Team honored for achievements and community service

Posted on: March 4th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Two MCTC students—Aaron Spiegel and Glade Woolstenhulme—are among 40 students in the 2010 All-Minnesota Academic Team being honored on March 3 for their academic achievements and community service. Read more…

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