Open Cafe Hours

We are excited to announce the launch of open cafe hours at Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3). Each Monday and Tuesday morning guests are invited to stop into the cafe between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. While there, they can enjoy free coffee, Internet access, and television or music…

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…

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…

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…

Our Story: “When Will You Be Back?”

It all began with a question. A question spoken by children living in disadvantaged circumstances in the inner city of Chicago. And if this inner-city neighborhood was like any other inner city in America, these children would have lived lives way beyond their years. The question, although simple and…

After School Coordinator Needed

Monroe Circle Community Center is looking for a volunteer After School Coordinator who is energetic, a Christ follower, passionate about providing educational enrichment within a safe and loving environment to urban children, and is able to develop and lead a volunteer team. A background in education and teaching experience…

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to get involved at MC3? We have a few opportunities for you to help serve our community: Food Pantry Our food pantry operates the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings of each month. We currently need one or two people who can commit to being at…

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to get involved at MC3? We have a few opportunities for you to help serve our community. First of all, this coming Saturday, September 15 from 7 am-12 pm, MC3 and Carpenter’s Hands’ new construction/renovation project needs your help. We are looking for you if…

MC3 Financial Peace: From the eyes of a volunteer

We’ve just completed the 3rd installment of Financial Peace Spring class. The partnership with First Federal Savings bank, the bank employees’ involvement, the tireless efforts of the volunteers from MC3 and Granger Community Church, has proven to be a match made in heaven. More than 20 adults graduated from the…

MC3 and Comcast Cares Day

It was 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning with temperatures in the 30s. Indeed it was cold, as was evident in the frozen faces of the many volunteers who showed up. 175 volunteers showed up to landscape and plant flowers at each Monroe Circle public housing unit. And they…