MCC students spend spring break with Habitat for Humanity

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Middlesex Community College students and staff from the college’s Center for Community Engagement recently spent three days of their spring break working on a new project for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell.

The MCC students and staff volunteered their time to work on a single-family home on Williams Street in Westford.

The mission of MCC’s Center for Community Engagement is to enrich students’ educational experiences, meet community needs, and foster civic responsibility by integrating service into the academic curriculum. Through participation in organized service experiences like Alternative Spring Break, students extend what they learn beyond the classroom.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities. The group has built or renovated 20 homes in Greater Lowell for economically disadvantaged families and has placed more 50 people into quality housing.

The Westford home will be built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. It’s the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of energy efficient or “green” buildings.

For more information about MCC’s Center for Community Engagement, contact Sheri Denk at 978-656-3159.

Middlesex Community College will host an open house on its Bedford Campus on April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center, 591 Springs Road.

Learn more about MCC’s 76 degree and certificate programs, and financial aid. We also offer many student services, such as academic counseling, tutoring, career counseling, disability support and special programs.

Learn how to get funding for your education, meet division deans, faculty and staff, see hands-on demonstrations, take a tour of the campus and apply to the college.

For reservations or more information, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/OH.

This summer Middlesex Community College will offer three sessions, a Sprint Program for entering first-year students and a variety of summer camps for kids.

Summer Session I will run Monday through Thursday, May 27 to June 26.

Summer Session II will run Monday through Thursday, June 30 to July 31.

Summer Session III will run May 27 to July 16. Classes meet either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, days or evenings, twice a week.

The Sprint Program helps entering first-year college students improve their reading, writing or math skills before beginning college coursework. This intensive, eight-week summer program runs four mornings a week, June 16 to Aug. 7, Monday through Thursday.

The summer camps are designed to actively engage children 8 to 15 in a fun learning environment. This year, more than 30 camps will be offered from July 7 through Aug. 22, exploring the fields of design, science, technology and the arts. Most camps run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An optional after-camps program can provide campers with stimulating activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

To register, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our Web site, www.middlesex.mass.edu.

Middlesex Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic in Lowell now offers preventive dental hygiene services to the public at a reduced cost. The clinic’s students are closely supervised by licensed dental hygiene faculty and dentists.

Patients accepted for treatment are those whose dental problems have teaching value and who have the extra time required for treatment. Services include comprehensive dental hygiene care, oral prophylaxis (cleaning), scaling and root planing, dental radiographs, dental sealants, athletic mouth protectors and fluoride treatments.

The clinic operates during fall and spring semesters, and appointments must be scheduled in advance. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the college is in session.

The clinic is located in MCC’s Health, Science & Technology Center, 44 Middle St., Lowell. Call 978-656-3250 to schedule an appointment.