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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…

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…)