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Aug. 24

Aug. 24, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



United Way of the Midlands awards $25,000 to MCC Foundation for academic support


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College Foundation is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. The grant will help fund College Success Navigators, a student support program that will give students access to academic support designed to help them reach their goals.  


With this grant, MCC will enhance the College Success Navigators program to provide mentorship, study groups, group activities and progress reports throughout the year. The primary objective is to encourage student success and retention, and help students reach their career aspirations.


“With the help of this grant, MCC is able to increase its capacity to support the AKSARBEN Career scholarship program,” said Jacqueline Almquist, MCC Foundation executive director. “United Way of the Midlands’ support is greatly appreciated by the College. Many students’ lives will be positively impacted thanks to all who made a contribution.”


About United Way of the Midlands:

The organization focuses the efforts of many to help our neighbors stand strong – by addressing basic needs, and fostering success in the classroom and the workplace. Visit for more information. 


About Metropolitan Community College Foundation:

The MCC Foundation advances Metropolitan Community College's mission by creating community awareness, building and nurturing meaningful relationships and connecting community partners with giving opportunities that fulfill their philanthropic objectives. Established in 1977 as a separate, not-for-profit, IRS 501(c)3 corporation with the purpose of advancing the work of MCC.




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.