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Yates Community Center

MCC at Yates Illuminates

Tucked inside the Gifford Park neighborhood on 32nd and Davenport is the Yates Community Center. The more than a century-old, 30,000-square-foot structure offers classrooms, offices and multipurpose spaces, a commercial kitchen and an auditorium with a stage. Yates has direct access to crosstown thoroughfares on Dodge and 30th streets, as well as to the interstate. It’s close to the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administration Center, Duchesne Academy, Creighton University, health care facilities, social service agencies and North Downtown.

Upcoming classes at MCC At Yates Illuminates

Any class marked with an asterisk (*) is no discount. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Need help? You can also register for classes by calling 531-MCC-5231.


FOCUSING ON COMMUNITY AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION

We are proud to be a part of a coalition of organizations working together to elevate and promote the lived experience of our diverse community. We curate a space that cultivates education by weaving diversity, equity and inclusive opportunities through individual creativity and expression for all.

  • Continuing Education

  • Adult Education

  • Career Coaching

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UPCOMING PROGRAMMING

  • College for Kids and Teens

  • Freight Farm

  • MCC Explore: Lifelong Learners

  • Noncredit Food Pantry Management Certificate

  • Noncredit Sustainability Certificate

  • STEM Education

  • ​Wellness

OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Career Advancement

    • Career Coaching: Meet with a Career Coach to start, continue or navigate your education to successful employment journey. Career Coaching uses an individualized approach to focus on goal setting, intention touch points, assessments, tools and resources to help individuals find, fuel and pursue training opportunities to reach their employment goals.

    • Integrated Education and Training: This model provides workplace and college readiness skills so participants can transition from school into livable-wage jobs more seamlessly and quickly.

    • Career Placement Program: This program prepares people for job success through a workforce preparation training series. After program participants complete the career placement program, they are offered interviews with area businesses. The College’s focus is to ensure individuals receive training and support to enter into a high-skill, -demand and -wage job. The program has been a resounding success: 85% who complete the MCC Career Placement Program receive jobs at an average wage of $25.83/hour with a plan for advanced training opportunities.

  • English as a Second Language: Metropolitan Community College Adult Education provides noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for non-English-speaking individuals living in the Omaha area. The classes focus on basic English skills. Contact the MCC South Express office at 531-MCC-4060 or adultedu@mccneb.edu to register for classes.

  • GED Program: General Educational Development classes are offered at various locations throughout the Omaha metro area. GED tests are a group of four subject tests, which, when passed, provide certification that the test-taker has United States or Canadian high school-level academic skills. It is an alternative to the US high school diploma, HiSET and TASC test. Contact the MCC South Express office at 531-MCC-4060 or adultedu@mccneb.edu for more information.