Mohawk College to open 2nd CitySchool in downtown Hamilton Reply

I was honoured to officially announce Mohawk’s second basecamp on the fourth floor of the Central Library in downtown Hamilton last week.

CitySchool by Mohawk will share space with the City of Hamilton’s Learning Annex and  the Hamilton Public Library’s The Circuit 4.0. Together, we’ll focus on helping Hamiltonian youth realize their potential and achieve their dreams. Mohawk will begin offering courses and workshops this Fall.

We opened our first CitySchool last September at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre in North Hamilton.

CitySchool brings our college into the community and makes a post-secondary education accessible to even more people in Hamilton. CitySchool offers tuition-free courses and workshops where Hamiltonians can earn their first college credits and gain the confidence to continue their education at Mohawk.

By connecting and collaborating with education, health care and employment providers, the Learning Annex supports youth in achieving their goals.  Our youth navigator understands the challenges youth face and helps them prepare them for their future by creating pathways to community services and employment. The Learning Annex is a partnership initiative between the City of Hamilton and community partners, with funding from the Local Poverty Reduction Fund.

The Circuit 4.0 is a collaborative and creative space located on Central Library’s 4th floor featuring a Makerspace, a Digital Media Lab, performance space as well as individual and group meeting space. It is an adaptable space that can accommodate 400 people for concerts and author readings or can be divided into smaller components for group meetings and individual study. All you need to get started is a

Social entrepreneurship blooming in Hamilton’s North End Reply

SeedlingsMohawk’s CitySchool and our Sustainability Office teamed up with the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre to launch an after-school Sprouts program for kids in Hamilton’s North End.

Over nine weeks, the students learned about environmental stewardship and social entrepreneurship by growing plants. The students are now selling their seedlings in the community and made a stop yesterday at Mohawk’s Fennell campus.

Thanks to the Mohawk staff and our friends at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre for creating this unique opportunity.

And give the kids full marks for salesmanship. Their seedlings have now been planted in my garden at home.