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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Midwest Campus Compact

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/activities/kitchen/midwestcampuscompact.html

Midwest Campus Compact

About us

The Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar (M3C) Fellows Program is a ten-state initiative led by the Wisconsin Campus Compact that is dedicated to implementing institutional change. The M3C Fellows Program is committed to integrating education with civic engagement among campuses across the Midwest. Katie and Katie on a delivery shift outside of Gage Res Halls

The M3C Fellows Program is an AmeriCorps Education Award Program. Students who are involved in this program will receive an education award to use toward tuition, loan payments, etc. in return for community service. The program strives to develop a peer network and provide support that enables students to serve as agents of civic engagement to respond effectively to local community issues. Further, it seeks to foster a deep appreciation and understanding of democratic values and citizenship among participants, and nurture the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that lead to a lifelong commitment to active community and civic engagement.

Results for this program are promising thus far. Of the nearly 500 enrollees in the programs first year, an average of 87 percent of those who completed the program returned to college the following year. The average return rate for all Pell Grant recipients at the same institutions was 68 percent. These program participants also achieved higher academic success, earning an average GPA of 3.11 compared to 2.86 for all Pell Grant recipients at the same institutions. Complete results for subsequent cohorts are not yet available, but preliminary data suggests that this trend is continuing.

What is an M3C fellow?

M3C fellows are people who are enrolled in our AmeriCorps Education Award Program.  In our case “fellow” is synonymous with “member”.

What is a Campus Fellowship Coordinator (CFC)?

The Campus Fellowship Coordinator is the person who has assumed responsibility for the coordination and management of the M3C Fellows AmeriCorps Program at their participating campus.

Minnesota State Mankato M3C Fellows

Campus Kitchen Mankato is run and operated by the students of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Many different student groups volunteer their time and energy to cook dinners and deliver them to those families in need.

A special group of students, called Midwest Campus Compact Citizen—Scholar Fellows, "Campus Fellow" for short, take an intense leadership role in Campus Kitchen Mankato. They are coordinating Special Events, Food Donations/Tracking, Client Relations, Public Relations and Advertising, Safety Coordination as well as other areas. These are all first generation college students learning the skills and abilities that cannot be learned in the classroom.

The M3C Fellows Program is an AmeriCorps Education Award Program. Students who are involved in this program will receive an education award to use toward tuition, loan payments, etc. in return for community service. The program strives to develop a peer network and provide support that enables students to serve as agents of civic engagement to respond effectively to local community issues. Further, it seeks to foster a deep appreciation and understanding of democratic values and citizenship among participants, and nurture the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that lead to a lifelong commitment to active community and civic engagement.  To learn more visit www.m3cfellows.org