Ozarks Technical Community College received two grants from the Musgrave Foundation to support the college's nursery at Study Elementary School and OTC's student-led Politically Active group.
Ozarks Technical Community College received two grants from the Jeanette L. Musgrave Foundation totaling nearly $86,000. The two grants will benefit the college’s nursery at Study Elementary and a student group focused on civic engagement.
As part of the Musgrave Foundation’s “Change for Children” program, OTC received a $50,000 grant for the college’s Study Nursery Partnership. The award funds a full-time staff leader for the early childhood program. The Study Nursery is a partnership with Springfield Public Schools to provide childcare to teen parents completing their high school education through the Study Alternative Center. The nursery also provides childcare to OTC students and employees, Springfield Public Schools employees as well as the community. The $50,000 grant is the final award of a three-year grant program for the Study Nursery.
In the first year of the “Student Citizenship” program, the college received $35,975 for its Politically Active group, which prepares students to be well-informed voters. Politically Active plans to expand and enhance the programming capacity of the student-led organization with the ultimate goal of improving political literacy through local, state and national government.
“These two grants help OTC fulfill its mission to serve the community,” said Amy Bacon, executive director of the OTC Foundation. “OTC has a decades-long partnership with the Musgrave Foundation, and we thank them for their generosity.”
The Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation is a private charitable foundation managed by U.S. Bank Wealth Management and administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Since its inception, the Musgrave Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $18 million in Springfield and southwest Missouri.