News & EventsSunday, March 29, 2015
Filed under: philanthropy
Middle and high school students from around Washtenaw County are spending their Saturdays preparing to become successful adults. They are learning how to speak well and to lead others, all through a unique program hosted at Ypsilanti’s Parkridge Community Center.
It’s hard to determine the value of a helping hand. For the recipients of bone marrow donations, heart treatments, and cancer services, that value is priceless.
By Janet Miller
Sage advice comes from experience. And experience is what WCC values and celebrates in two new mentorship programs.
WCC is helping area nonprofits increase their number of community volunteers. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the WCC Student Development and Activities department will host a Volunteer Fair from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. The event is free and open to the public.
Each year before the long-awaited break between fall and winter semesters, WCC employees and students focus their attention on families and individuals less fortunate than themselves. Here are some of the things they’re doing this year.
Thanksgiving came early for WCC culinary arts students this year. On Thursday, Nov. 17, they prepared and served a full Thanksgiving feast to over 200 families at the Perry School gymnasium in Ypsilanti as part of an annual Thanksgiving community dinner.
WCC is a founding member of the new Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan, which launched Nov. 15.
If you need money for college, many scholarships are aimed at WCC students. There’s money available whether you’re a current WCC student or a high school student planning to attend the College.
By Janet Miller