April 13, 2020 (Middletown, Conn.) — The Middlesex Community College (MxCC) Foundation established a special emergency funding campaign entitled “MxCC Cares” to directly assist current students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many of our students already juggle work, family, and college responsibilities. Some may now be facing unemployment, caring for children suddenly at home due to school closures, attending to family members who may be ill, and struggling to adapt to college classes that are now fully online,” the Foundation expressed in a letter from Laura Krueger, Foundation chair, and Steven Minkler, MxCC Campus CEO.
Also according to the letter, MxCC Cares will provide emergency funds to students immediately. Donations can help students who are struggling to pay their bills while also trying to finish the semester. These gifts will also allow scholarships for summer courses when traditional financial aid is limited and for short-term job retraining workshops once the public health crisis subsides.
To contribute to the fund, please visit the MxCC Cares website at https://mxcc.edu/foundation/mxcc-cares/.
About the MxCC Foundation
The purpose of the MxCC Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity incorporated in Connecticut, is twofold: to support the college and its students by receiving, managing, and distributing funds for scholarships and other educational purposes, and to generate and strengthen communication and collaboration between the college and the Foundation and business, industry, professional, civic, and educational leaders in the communities served by the college—all of Middlesex County, Meriden and Wallingford in New Haven County, and Rocky Hill in Hartford County.
About Middlesex Community College
Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 70 degree or certificate programs at the 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden, and online.