Mission and Values Articles

Serving justice-impacted students

Minneapolis College partners with businesses, community organizations, school districts, and individuals on workforce development, service, philanthropy and more to promote student success and advance its mission of providing access to the transformative power of education. Transformation and Re-entry Through Education and Community (TREC) is a partnership between Minneapolis College, Metropolitan State University, and the University […]

Ready to help

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is offering assistance to students, employees and the community impacted by the collapse of the Key Bridge. A wide-ranging list of strategies have been implemented to help ease the challenges of those in need. With its Dundalk campus less than five miles from the Key Bridge, the true impact […]

A family formula

For nearly two decades as a medical lab technician in his native Pakistan, Daniel Jacob developed a love for analyzing details and diagnosing samples. However, after moving to Louisiana in 2015, he worked in the tool rental business to support his wife and four daughters. “In my rental business job, I noticed so many chemical […]

Once the norm, collegiate prison programs grow again

A section of the sprawling Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a/k/a the Crime Bill, overturned a section of the Higher Education Act of 1965 that allowed prisoners to receive Pell Grants. Prior to that reversal, nearly 800 college programs had been established in about 1,200 prison or jail facilities across the […]

One locale to help students with basic living insecurities

Edmonds College students can visit the school’s food pantry, apply for small grants to cover unexpected emergencies and seek temporary housing available in the community — all in one building. The Washington college opened the Triton Student Resource Hub in its Olympic Building in January 2020. Billed as a “one-stop center for help when you […]

College creates family-friendly spaces

El Paso Community College (EPCC) Valle Verde Campus is the fifth campus to open its fully operational family-friendly center (FFC) for student parents. The announcement was made through an open house celebration at the facilities opening on March 6. The Student-Parent Resource Centers provide a welcoming study space for EPCC students and their children to […]

A collaborative effort toward sustainability

In a significant step toward achieving sustainability goals and carbon emission targets on campus and building broader environmental consciousness, Washtenaw Community College (WCC) earlier this year has launched a new Center for Sustainability and Resilience. The center will bring together the Michigan college’s facilities division with various groups and organizations across campus, fostering collaboration to […]

A new way to tackle food insecurity

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) has made access to food and groceries easier for students by giving them the opportunity to pick up goods in temperature-controlled lockers on campus. The Massachusetts college’s Center for Access Services (CAS), which provides a broad range of support including food, has used a grant to install 16 insulated lockers. […]

Caring beyond the classroom

The Lone Star College (LSC) mission of student success is more than just academic achievement; it’s ensuring students’ needs are met so they can focus on earning a college education. “Lone Star College is committed to offering programs and services that help our students focus on their education, understanding the need to balance education commitments […]

Cosmetology students give, get inspiration

Spokane Community College’s (SCC’s) Inspiration Salon station was a pillar of transformation at the 12th annual Spokane Homeless Connect event in January. Nearly 60 cosmetology students used their education to bring new levels of hope and confidence to attendees. As vendors of Homeless Connect, the largest and longest running homeless and at-risk services event in […]