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Dec. 7

Dec. 7, 2016





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC Foundation receives $40k grant from First National Bank of Omaha


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Foundation has been awarded a $40,000 community development grant from First National Bank of Omaha. The grant will provide funding for adult education activities, enhanced coaching, tutoring and GED and ESL courses, which will help individuals achieve their educational and career goals at MCC Express in South Omaha.


“The MCC Express location in South Omaha is a small, approachable space that provides adult education instruction and services to help students transition from English as a Second Language learners to GED completion and on to career training and college-level courses,” said Dr. Jacqueline Almquist, MCC Foundation executive director. “This grant from First National Bank of Omaha will strengthen our personalized instruction to better prepare an educated and skilled workforce.”


In total, First National Bank of Omaha has awarded in $1,840,000 in community development grants to 51 organizations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas. The grants, which support affordable housing, educated workforce and economic development programs, mark the bank’s final disbursement of grant funding for the year.


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About MCC Foundation

The MCC Foundation advances the 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.