MWCC Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement Re-Opens

Senator Stephen M. Brewer with MWCC Students
Senator Stephen M. Brewer (center) stands with (from left to right) Student Leaders in Civic Engagement Jake VanHillo and Laryssa Truesdale, Brewer Center Staff Assistant Julie Cronin, and Brewer Center Director Shelley Errington Nicholson.

Students, staff and faculty celebrated the newly remodeled Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus.

“The improvements to the center create a more comfortable and collaborative work environment that will help facilitate the center’s ongoing service learning projects, new food pantry, and everyday assistance of students,” said Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement Director Shelley Errington Nicholson. “Being so close to the newly opened Bemis Student Center will only improve our ability to serve students.”

The remodeled space, which includes new furniture and layout, was celebrated during an open house that took place on Tuesday. The Brewer Center was closed during the remodeling, which took place this summer. The project coincided with the building of the new Bemis Student Center.

The Center promotes positive social change and healthier, more vibrant communities through innovative programming and partnerships that benefit our community and Mount Wachusett Community College. The Brewer Center’s programs engage students, faculty, and staff with the community through service learning, volunteerism, internships and co-ops, and civic outreach. Mount Wachusett Community College students annually complete approximately 144,000 hours of experiential learning that has a $3.5 million economic impact.