Monroe Community College has earned high marks from the U.S. Department of Education for an initiative that helps East High School students better prepare for college.
MCC is among 24 organizations — and the only community college — in the nation to be recognized as a 2012-2013 Together for Tomorrow Challenge winner.
Together for Tomorrow Challenge promotes and recognizes partnerships among schools, families, community-based organizations and national service programs that support school improvement. Criteria for the honor include partnerships that strengthen a community culture of educational success and strive to turn schools into models of educational excellence. Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visited Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center on Sept. 24 to highlight a $14.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to a consortium of State University of New York community colleges, led by MCC.
The grant, issued as part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program, will allow a consortium of SUNY community colleges to design standardized curricula to directly address the needs of high-demand industries such as advanced manufacturing.
The consortium’s Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Educational Pathways Project would provide more than 3,000 of New York’s Trade Adjustment Assistance-eligible workers and unemployed veterans with the training and education required to find high-quality, high-wage jobs within the advanced manufacturing sector.
Solis was hosted by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and MCC President Anne M. Kress. Community leaders in business development and advanced manufacturing, as well as elected officials, took part in the visit. Continue reading
Susan Still, a Rochester women’s rights activist, still carries the physical and emotional scars from a 24-year-long abusive relationship with her husband.
Her scars serve as a reminder of how far she’s come since that day in 2003 when she was repeatedly beaten and berated by her husband for nearly an hour in front of their 8-year-old son while their older son was forced to videotape the abuse. It would be the last physical attack she would endure. The next day, with her mind set on survival, she fled their home with their two children and pressed charges against her abuser. Continue reading
There are problems with education that start way before students get to college.
Low-income children fall back in reading and math every summer. National studies show that this kind of learning loss can profoundly affect the academic progress of our youngest learners. The Monroe Community College (MCC) Horizons Program in Rochester, NY is designed to help some of our littlest academics avoid that achievement gap.
With a helping hand from the Harley School’s established Horizons Program, MCC’s Horizons Program welcomed kindergarten students from the Rochester City School District to a dynamic six-week academic enrichment program designed to combat a summer decline in academic engagement and performance. The program provides a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness and recreational experiences that challenge them, develop their talents, keep them engaged and expand their horizons. Participants tend to gain three months in reading skill levels each summer and are far more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. This first cohort will return summer after summer as another cluster of kindergarteners enters the program. Ultimately, the program will expand to Grade 8, serving a total of 110 to 135 students. Continue reading