NASA Ignite Summer Camp

By popular demand, the South Bend Community School Corporation and 21st Century Community Learning Center are hosting their 3rd annual NASA Ignite! summer camp for 3rd through 12th graders. And, MC3 is hosting it June 30-July 4! If your child has an interest in science, technology and robotics, this…

Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities

Seven years ago, Wally Stoelting started volunteering at the Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) food pantry. The Food Pantry is one of many programs that is offered at MC3. Since his start, Wally has served the pantry in many capacities and now, as a volunteer, coordinates and leads the pantry and its…

Financial Literacy Spring Graduation

Last week, we celebrated as 22 students graduated from the Financial Literacy program. This program’s goal is to help each student take steps out of poverty by giving each individual the tools needed to manage and budget their financial resources well, and to encourage savings. We congratulate each of…

Financial Literacy Spring Class

The spring semester of financial literacy is well under way. Each Thursday evening, students and volunteers gather to eat together and learn how to manage finances thanks to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University curriculum. We celebrate this class of folks who are learning how to manage their finances, and…

MC3 Unveils the New Carpenter’s Hands Headquarters

The Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) campus has expanded! MC3 recently unveiled the newly renovated Carpenter’s Hands Headquarters. This new facility, adjacent to the current MC3 building, will be home to Carpenter’s Hands—a volunteer construction team that is part of Granger Community Church. Carpenter’s Hands is responsible for spearheading…

Carpenter’s Hands: More Than Just Building Buildings

Jack Elston’s Story from Granger Community Church on Vimeo. Jack Elston has been involved with Carpenter’s Hands for several years now. As a CPA, construction work wasn’t something he was accustomed to doing. But, what started as helping tear nails out of boards and building walls, has now turned…

MC3 Welcomes New Administrative Assistant

Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) is happy to announce that Alison SilverRaven is the new administrative assistant to the director. Alison first joined MC3 a few months ago as the volunteer administrative coordinator. Since then she has been connecting volunteers with program leaders and helping them find the right…

Food Drop 2014

On a very cold and snowy Saturday, January 25, 1,100 volunteers met at four different locations to pack, load and distribute countless boxes of food and personal care items. A total of 8,000 families, nine food pantries and seven neighborhoods received the items. And Monroe Circle Community Center was…

Thank you, Staples!

Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) is pleased to announce that we have received a $2,000 grant thanks to the Staples Foundation. We received this award after careful review and with a recommendation from Staples associate Martha Varga. The grant will support some of MC3’s education and/or job skills programs….

Christmas at MC3

Christmas has come to MC3. We’ve had the opportunity to celebrate in a variety of ways already. So, as we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, we hope you will enjoy a few festive pictures…. The last Gathering of 2013. See you again on January 7!   Christmas…