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Aug. 15

Aug. 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

 

City Sprouts honors MCC with the 2019 Community Cultivator award

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has been named the 2019 Community Cultivator by City Sprouts. The annual award recognizes individuals or organizations that have been supportive of the mission of City Sprouts. MCC partners with the local nonprofit in many areas, including helping students with the City Sprouts internship program find a pathway to an associate degree. 

“Our summer urban farming internship with MCC has been especially beneficial,” said Roxanne Williams Draper, City Sprouts executive director. “Through the internship program, students are able to collaborate with expert chefs from MCC’s culinary program, helping them gain knowledge in many areas of horticulture, culinary arts and workforce development.”

MCC representatives will be present to receive the award on Sunday, Aug. 18 during City Sprouts’ annual Grow with Us Gala: An Afternoon of Culinary Adventure, 1:30-4 p.m. at the MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. 

City Sprouts works to increase the amount of fresh local food and offers education on healthy life style choices while building the local community by providing employment for underserved youth.

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.