(FLINT, Mich., Nov. 28, 2022) – Mott Community College (MCC) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the A. G. Bishop Charitable Trust to support the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center on the main campus in Flint. The grant will be used to fund caseworkers providing needed social services to students and student-parents, purchase diapers, baby formula, car seats, bus passes and gas cards for students with children, and to provide approximately four months-worth of food supplies for the Mott Eats food pantry.
“We are grateful to the A. G. Bishop Charitable Trust for this generous donation supporting our students,” said Dale Weighill, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement.
“The Trust’s focus on supporting education and social services is an excellent match for the work of the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, and will enable the College to help students to achieve their goals by removing barriers that would interrupt a student’s progress,” Weighill added.
The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center offers many non-curricular student support services for MCC students including:
- Mott Eats, a food pantry for students and staff;
- Ellen’s Closet, providing appropriate clothing for job interviews or for the workplace;
- Bus pass initiative, to ensure students have transportation to campus;
- Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), a NAEYC-accredited preschool;
- Student Emergency Fund, to assist with financial crises that may disrupt a student’s ability to attend class or complete educational goals.
It is estimated that Mott Eats serves approximately 170 students per month including 500 children and family members, and approximately 65 students per month access case-management services through the Family Life Center.
Mott Community College is a place of purpose and possibility. We are committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With almost 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare for an ever-changing world. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate’s degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all our students find their path. We are changing lives for a changing world every day, by moving forward, together.