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MCTC Students Gather on Hennepin Avenue to Draw Attention to Homelessness

Posted on: November 5th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Arthur Howard, MCTC Student

Students who are currently homeless or have experienced homelessness and their advocates gathered on Hennepin Avenue near the MCTC campus in Minneapolis today with signs such as, “My car, my study place, my home,” to bring attention to the need for housing.

This event was part of MCTC’s Fight to End Hunger and Homelessness, Nov. 5 – 23. Read more…

Working to Overcome Homelessness and Hunger — on Campus

Posted on: September 27th, 2010 by insidemctc 6 Comments

This story originally appeared in’s Community Sketchbook on September 26, 2010.

By Cynthia Boyd

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a public college with the mission of encouraging students of color and the economically disadvantaged into its downtown classrooms.

The two-year school proudly trumpets its diversity, with new 2010 data showing about 46 percent of the school’s 14,500 learners are nonwhite. Further, more than 48 percent are low income. (more…)

Project Will Document Issues of Homelessness in our Community

Posted on: September 23rd, 2010 by insidemctc 4 Comments

This story originally appeared in’s Community Sketchbook on September 14, 2010.

By Cynthia Boyd

Looking beyond the stereotypes of bag ladies on buses and panhandlers at freeway exits is only part of the idea behind a new photo project that matches up college students, faith communities and the homeless.

The broader intent is to create a collection of photographs showing the places and issues of homeless persons, to document their struggles and successes, explains a woman who works to end homelessness by helping people find job training, affordable housing and supportive services. (more…)