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Community Enhancement and Engagement Awards $34,000 in Mini-Grants

Eleven local projects and initiatives will benefit from $34,000 in grant support this year from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program.

The mini-grant program is just one of the ways that Grinnell College’s Community Enhancement and Engagement office strengthens community resources and educational opportunities, as well as enhances the safety, beauty and economic vitality of Grinnell. The office also fosters community partnerships, and supports student and employee engagement in off-campus activities. The mini-grants have played an especially important role.

Heartfelt Thanks from Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA)

The 2013 Holiday Dinner was a resounding success in generating a contribution of $1,243 and 151.2 pounds of food for the Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) food pantry in Poweshiek County. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all staff and faculty who donated to this cause. This generous showing of support from our staff and faculty resulted in a significant increase over last year in the number of low-income families in the county receiving food boxes from MICA.