Niagara College seeking local agency for 2015-2016 Many Hands Project

Niagara College is accepting applications from local not-for-profit agencies in need of renovations for its 2015-2016 Many Hands Project.

Now in its 19th year, the student-led Many Hands renovation project enhances, improves and renovates the facilities of a local charitable organization.

Students from Niagara College’s Event Management (Graduate Certificate) and Renovation Technician programs will plan, manage and execute all aspects of the project, which will take place during winter 2016.

“Many Hands provides our students with an excellent hands-on learning opportunity, while teaching important lessons in community service and leadership,” said Christine Blane, coordinator of NC’s Event Management (Graduate Certificate) program. “It’s also a chance for a local agency to receive much-needed improvements to their facilities.”

Since 1998, the College’s Many Hands Project has supported 18 not-for-profit organizations through renovation and landscaping projects which enhance program and service delivery. This year’s Many Hands Project resulted in improvements to Strive Niagara in Welland, non-profit, social service organization provides child care, outreach, resources and support for young families in need who are pursuing an education. Recent projects have also been completed at the Upper Deck Youth Centre in Vineland, Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre in Port Colborne, St. John Ambulance in St. Catharines and more.

Niagara charitable organizations can apply to become the College’s next Many Hands Project anytime before August 24, 2015. Application forms are available on the Many Hands website at www.niagaracollege.ca/manyhands.

Eligible agencies must be not-for-profit, involved in the provision of a community-based service in the Niagara region, and be willing to commit agency resources to the project. Selection of the project will be determined through the Many Hands Project Advisory Committee.

The Many Hands Project is a hands-on component of Niagara College’s Event Management Graduate Certificate program. Students are required to plan, develop, co-ordinate and execute a renovation of a local community non-profit organization. Fundraising, volunteer management, technical operations, hospitality and public relations are the responsibility of individual committees comprised of students. Since 1998, the Many Hands Project has supported 18 not-for-profit organizations through renovation and landscaping projects, which enhance program and service delivery.

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit NiagaraCollege.ca.

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Media inquiries, please contact:

Michael Wales
Senior Communications Officer
Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7773
Cell: 905.328.4101
mwales@niagaracollege.ca

Julie Greco
Communications Specialist
Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7368
Cell: 905.328.2532
jgreco@niagaracollege.ca

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