College to bring classes to Jackson’s King Center

August 23, 2019

Connecting with the downtown community, Jackson College will offer classes at the Martin Luther King Community Center later this fall.

“This is an intentional effort for the College to connect with the community of Jackson,” said Chief Diversity Officer Lee Hampton. “We have several students who live in the inner city community who either catch buses or rides to campus. This is an effort to make classes more accessible to them.”

Learn more at an information session Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the King Center. College staff will share more about class offerings, how to apply, financial aid and ways to pay for college, academic advising, and how the college can provide future offerings that appeal to local students. This information session is free and all are welcome; refreshments will be served.

Courses will count toward an associate degree or certificate program and will be taught by College faculty. Plans are to expand offerings in the future, with possible offerings such as business, entrepreneurship, technology-related opportunities and more. Residents will be surveyed for preferences on future courses, times and program offerings.

“We are very excited about this new opportunity. I think this is something that will provide people in our community some essential and core classes, that are offered close to home,” said John Willis, director of the King Center. “Some people have transportation issues or other issues getting out to where the College is. Now they have the opportunity to take classes right here at the center.”

The King Center is located at 1107 Adrian St., Jackson, MI.