MCC is fortunate to have so many enthusiastic supporters who allow us to sustain the MCC Foundation’s many beneficial community programs. Here are just a few of the philanthropic initiatives that enable so many others to succeed:
Save for Success Grant
The $200,000 Save for Success grant, awarded from the Assets for Independence Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to help low-income high school graduates, first-generation college students and dislocated workers. By matching MCC students’ savings, the program increases their economic self-sufficiency and decreases their need for student loans.
Pathways to Success Grant
Another project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the $500,000 Pathways to Success grant, developed to help young student-parents complete high school and pursue a college degree.
Monroe Community College owes much of our success to our dedicated, award-winning faculty who inspire our students every day. During 2013-2014, five special faculty and staff members were awarded $28,823 in grants for their innovative ideas and proposals, which will ensure students at MCC have access to the latest technology, the highest level of support and much more.
Greater Rochester Health Foundation Grant
The MCC Foundation is thankful to the Greater Rochester Health Foundation for its generous grant of $597,000, which has allowed more than 450 students from Rochester city schools to attend the Healthy Hero Summer Camp at MCC. This five-week camp reduces learning loss and motivates students to stay healthy over the summer. Support from Glover-Crask Charitable Trust helps keep this healthy learning experience affordable for families.
To learn more about these grants and other support MCC received this year, view our annual report.