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Jan. 15

Jan. 15, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC re-entry program wins state award

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College 180 Re-entry Assistance Program is the recipient of the 2018 Grantee of the Year Award, an honor given to grantees receiving Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Vocation and Life Skills funds. MCC was given the award on Jan. 11 for its outstanding work serving incarcerated and released populations through credit and noncredit classes, tutoring, employment and transition support, skill building and more.

 

NDCS noted that MCC’s re-entry program has assisted approximately 4,000 individuals with education, short-term trainings and transition assistance which enabled them to successfully enter the workforce and the community. 

 

“This award is a testament to the diligent work the 180 RAP team has put forth to help the incarcerated and re-entry populations achieve their goals,” said Diane Good-Collins, program director. “We have had some tremendous successes and we’re very thankful for the acknowledgement from Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.”

 

To learn more about the program, visit mccneb.edu/reentry.

 

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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.