MCLP participants and local community members participate in annual poverty simulation.
Poverty is a topic avoided by many, particularly those without firsthand knowledge of its struggles and stressors. However, poverty in the U.S.—and in Central Illinois—is real and devastating to those who live it day by day. Recognizing the conditions and systemic causes of poverty, bringing awareness to the issue, and doing one’s part to reverse its negative impact is the work of socially and culturally responsible citizens.
MCLP supports five new community service projects. Community service is a hallmark of the MCLP experience. Not only do participants learn more about themselves and develop human relations skills, they also work in small groups to benefit the community. The
With three part-time staff plus interns, MCLP has outgrown the one-room office space we have occupied for the past five years at Illinois State University (ISU). On September 10, 2014, we will move the MCLP office from ISU to a