Monroe County has a rich agricultural heritage. Farming is not just what we do, it is an important part of who we are. To survive farming depends on the next generation. That is why Monroe County Community College and Michigan State University have partnered to offer a new program to nurture Monroe County’s next generation of farmers. Support our Agriculture program and ensure a thriving agricultural industry in Monroe County for future generations.
For a minimum donation of $25 you can become an annual Bacchus Society member. Your donation, at whatever level, is tax deductible and will be used to benefit the V1300 vineyard. With the support, you will help plant the seeds for a promising new educational, cultural, and economic enterprise in Monroe County.
Support high quality and life-enhancing instruction in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, theatre dance and ballroom for ages 4 to adult. Destination Dance offers highly creative and structured lessons through a supportive environment for all age groups and ability levels, led by the 2012 Michigan Dance Teacher of the Year.
Entertaining thousands each year in the beautiful Meyer Theater of the La-Z-Boy Center, this series offers affordable performances for all ages. In addition to the popular performances that many know and love, the Cultural Enrichment Series also supports other cultural programing such as hosting free seminars with visiting artists and the growth of MCCC’s impressive public arts collection.
The Foundation at MCCC Enhancement Grants Program was created to assist MCCC faculty, staff, and students by providing funding for the development and implementation of innovative projects that support the MCCC Mission. The grants program puts an emphasis on spurring creative and innovative ideas, which have a visible and substantive impact on campus and/or in the community. Since 2002, The Foundation has awarded over $300,000, funding 242 worthy projects.
One Book, One Community of Monroe County, which was modeled after a program developed by the American Library Association, was launched in 2011 as an opportunity to engage and enlighten Monroe County residents, foster a sense of community and create a culture of reading county-wide. Every book means something unique to each reader, and reading is often a solitary act. One Book, One Community of Monroe County brings readers together, creating connections between Monroe County residents and literature.
VEX Robotics is the largest middle and high school robotics program in the world with more than 10,000 teams in all 50 states and more than 30 countries. The Foundation supports MCCC’s team, Virus 3547. Competing in VEX Robotics competitions, the team is made up of students from 3rd grade through college undergraduate. VEX students gain an introduction to mechanical, electrical, programming and CAD design. Students also develop additional skills, including multimedia marketing, team building, time management, and public speaking. The VEX program has operated on the MCCC campus for seven competitive seasons and in that time has successfully competed in numerous national and world competitions.