Year in Review:

During the 2010/2011 school year:

  • 180 MCC students enrolled in a class with a community service component.
  • 2,700 community service hours were contributed.
  • Some of the community organizations MCC partnered with:
    • Boys and Girls Club
    • Foodshare
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Hands on Hartford
    • Lutz Children's Museum
    • Manchester Area Conference of Churches
    • Manchester Office of Neighborhood and Families
    • Nathan Hale Elementary School
    • Police Activities League

Of special note, is the work that was done with the Nathan Hale students in their neighborhood and on the school's grounds:

  • East Side Public Safety Youth Center - 22 Nathan Hale students worked with 15 MCC students and Susan Classen-Sullivan and Patricia Carrigan, faculty members from MCC's Fine Arts Department, to produce clay masks to display at the new center.
  • Community Garden - 20 Nathan Hale students created a garden on school grounds with 12 MCC students and Rachel Mintell, faculty member from MCC's Biology Department.
  • East Side Public Safety Youth Center - giving Nathan Hale students the oportunity to create individual works of arts tobe showcased at the new center (pictures of Susan Classen-Sullivan, Patricia Carrigan, student art work)
  • Police Activities League - mentoring Illing Middle School students (pictures of Brian Agrawal, Marissa Cote)

Future Plans:

  • Build on programs offered through partnership with Manchester Office of Neighborhood and Families
    • Mentoring and Tutoring
    • Arts
    • Culinary
    • Gardening
  • Develop programs in the areas of:
    • Career Awareness
    • Financial Literacy
  • Stengthen connection to Great Path Academy, a magnet high school located within the campus of MCC
Last Update: February 19 2014
For additional information, contact: Tim Woods