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MCC’s WED earns 2019 College & Community Fellowship Award


Mott Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development Division was awarded the College and Community Fellowship THRIVE Award for its commitment to investing in diverse potential at the 2019 THRIVE Site Celebration in New York on June 6.

MCC’s Workforce and Economic Development was recognized for its participation as a partner in the College & Community Fellowship (CCF), for creating more awareness around criminal justice impacted individuals, and for promoting education centered around trauma-informed care.

“We’re honored to be recognized by CCF for our efforts to invest in diverse potential” said Robert Matthews, Associate Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development.

College and Community Fellowship (CCF) is a non-profit organization originally dedicated to helping women with criminal convictions earn college degrees so that they, their families, and their communities could thrive. The program was founded in 2001 by a sociology professor at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

MCC’S Workforce and Economic Development became a THRIVE Technical Assistance training in 2018. “We were chosen as a THRIVE site because of the Division’s success of our existing programs such as the Diversion Program, Second Chance Pell, and work with the local criminal justice system,” said Matthews.

A top-ranked leader in workforce training and regional talent initiatives, MCC’s Workforce and Economic Development has extensive experience developing and implementing customized training programs and career-pathway certificate courses to address the economic needs of the region by creating a viable and sustainable workforce.

About CCF THRIVE Technical Assistance Program
THRIVE is a technical assistance program that utilizes evidence-based practices, and core CCF procedures, to support the successful integration of people affected by criminal justice involvement.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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