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MEDIA ALERT: Capstone house moving day event at MCC Fort Omaha Campus
What: Metropolitan Community College Construction and Building Science students will help roll a single family dwelling out of the MCC Construction Education Center.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-noon
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: MCC Construction Education Center (Building 25) at the Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th St.
Background: Media is invited to come to the Fort Omaha Campus to interview MCC students and faculty involved with the project. The 1,170-square-foot Capstone home contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a single, attached garage over a crawl space foundation. The home, constructed in four separate modules, will be wheeled out of the loading dock at the MCC Construction Education Center (Building 25) at the Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th St. Moving will begin around 10 a.m. and could take several hours.
MCC partnered with NeighborWorks Home Solutions for the College’s 2022 capstone project, an effort that brought students into the lab to build a house that will be placed in the community after completion. The partnership is an opportunity to provide funding resources and community development through service learning to help address affordable housing needs.
NeighborWorks® Home Solutions furnished direct funding support for the College’s Capstone service-learning project on and off campus, supplied administrative project management, selected and obtained a parcel for the final project designation, sale of the single-family dwelling and cultivated the significance of nonprofit work with affordable housing development through our interactions with students and staff.
To learn more about MCC Construction and Building science programs, visit mccneb.edu.
About NeighborWorks Home Solutions
Our mission is simple, but has lasting impact in our communities: NeighborWorks® Home Solutions stimulates revitalizations of neighborhoods by creating quality housing choices in the communities we serve. We have been a vital part of the communities we serve for a number of years. New Community Development Corporation dba NeighborWorks® Home Solutions (NWHS) is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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.