The Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) in cooperation with the Area IV Community College Faculty Education Association at Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) have partnered to support students in need through the Angel Tree program. The ISEA has awarded these community outreach grants for the past several years as a way to encourage members and local associations to collaborate and create opportunities for community service or school projects.
The Angel Tree program is for TRIO students and/or their children. Participants gave names, ages and wish lists. This information is on an angel and placed on the Christmas tree in the College Store. Staff, faculty, and other students are invited to choose an angel(s), then buy, wrap, and place the gifts under the tree. With the gifts limited to $25.00 per participant the faculty association was able to assist 10 of the 71 names on the tree.
The NCC Faculty Association would like to challenge others in the four and a half county college service area to donate to this worthwhile effort.
The goal of ISEA’s Community Outreach Grants is for local association’s good work to be recognized in the community. Through our work with the NCC TRIO program and the local association, NCC faculty and staff, and other students our goal in making Christmas a brighter time for many will be met.
Photo: Mark Steinle, president of the AREA IV Community College Faculty Education Association and Karinne O’Ram on behalf of TRIO accepting the donation in front of the Angel Tree.