Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Yates Illuminate Community Center

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Yates community center is a community partnership that MCC is a part of. The community center is a historic building where MCC will have three large classrooms.The classrooms will focus on sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion educations, and adult education. This center includes a variety of community partners, including those offering refugee support. Additionally, the College is offering a scholarship for students from the Gifford Park neighborhood, where the building is located. MCC will also have three freight farms on-site to assist with Horticulture education.

https://f.hubspotusercontent10.net/hubfs/466960/2021%20Greenery%20S/Freight%20Farms%20Greenery%20S%20Product%20Booklet_March2021.pdf

https://www.mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Foundation/Current-MCC-Foundation-Scholarships/Available-Scholarships/MCCF-Specialized-Scholarships/Gifford-Park-Neighborhood-Scholarship


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
No

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
180 Re-Entry

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

A full description can be found online: https://www.mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Student-Tools-Resources/Re-Entry

Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP) serves the currently incarcerated and released populations. 180 RAP provides services and support to incarcerated individuals and those transitioning from correctional facilities and treatment centers so they can make a successful transition and achieve their education and employment goals. This program involves partnerships with local businesses, non-profits, and the incarceration system. This program related directly to the SDG goals of reducing poverty, hunger, and increasing education for women.

180 RAP SERVICES AND SUPPORTS INCLUDE:
Skills and interest assessments
Career and educational goal setting
Work readiness and life skills training (credit and noncredit classes)
Registration assistance
Continuous coaching, tutoring, and mentoring
Financial aid and scholarship application support
Employment support: resume creation, job referrals, ongoing support
Transition support for individuals leaving jail, prison, treatment facilities
Referrals to MCC resources and community agencies for wraparound support
Access to the Re-entry Pantry: food, hygiene, clothing, basic needs, etc.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information from Continuing Education, the Re-Entry program, and Horticulture program

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