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MCC Yates Illuminates

Tucked inside the Gifford Park neighborhood on 32nd and Davenport is the Yates Community Center. The more than century-old, 30,000-square-foot structure offers classrooms, offices and multi-purpose 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 TAC Center, Duchesne Academy, Creighton University, healthcare facilities, social service agencies and North Downtown.


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


  • College for Kids and Teens

  • Freight Farm

  • MCC Explore: Lifelong Learning for 50 plus

  • Noncredit Food Pantry Management Certificate

  • Noncredit Sustainability Certificate

  • STEM Education

  • ​Wellness


  • Career Advancement

    • Career Coaching: Career Skill Advancement and Adult Basic Education embrace a guided pathways philosophy that supports students as they navigate the journey through education to successful employment.

    • Integrated Education and Training: This model provides literacy, 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 an H3 job. The program has been a resounding success: 85% who complete the 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 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 531-622-4060 or to register for classes.

  • GED Program: General Educational Development (GED) 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 531-622-4060 or for more information.