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Campus Food Pantry Serves Students During Summer Months

August 17 and September 21, 201

Speaking of the fight against hunger: did you know that UC Merced’s Food Pantry operates over the summer? The monthly food program is available to all students, faculty and staff members and provides a monthly allotment to those who need assistance. To participate, fill out and submit the food pantry sign-up form posted on the Office of Student Life website.


The next distribution dates at Merced Education Center (formerly the Tri-College Center) are: July 20, August 17 and September 21.


For more information regarding the UC Merced Food Pantry, emailfoodpantry@ucmerced.edu.

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The Woman Entrepreneur Conference

The Multicultural Art Center (MAC)

645 W. Main Street

Merced, CA 95340

September 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Free Admission for Everyone – Open to all UCM Students, Faculty, Staff and Local Community


The Woman Entrepreneur – A Conference to Explore Entrepreneurship for Women is meant to help educate women here at UC Merced and local community on the benefits of entrepreneurship. Also, helping those who may have an idea or interest regarding starting a business.


Contact Stephanie Butticci

 E: sbutticci@ucmerced.edu or Phone: 209-228-4371

Workforce Community Engagement Conference

September 19, 2018~9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Department of Child

Support Services

3368 N. Highway 59, Suite 1

 Merced, California 95348

Worknet Merced County will be hosting a public Community Engagement Conference on the topic of Public Benefits Employment and Training Services located at Department of Child Support Services on 3368 N Highway, Merced, CA, Suite I

**Parking is available towards the back of the parking lot. Please do not park in front of the buildings.


This will be a public event welcoming everyone to participate in our regional planning efforts. Your participation and input is critical to developing a plan that is responsive to the needs of our community.

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Merced Business Start Up Workshop

Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center - SBDC

Thursday, September 20, 2018

2 p.m. - 1 p.m.


Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you think you have what it takes to be successful?


Take this free two hour workshop that introduces the entrepreneur to the basics of starting a new business:


Is your idea viable?

What kind of financing will it take to open your business?


Why do you need a business plan?


What are the risks, pitfalls and requirements of opening a new business?


This workshop is intended for the budding entrepreneur who has a rough idea for a business model. Sign up today!

Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker

Poet and award winning Joaquin Zihuatanejo will speak at a pair of workshops on his life growing up in the barrio and finding a way out.

Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-Noon

Merced College Theater

3600 M Street

 Merced,CA 95348-2898

Contact: Shannon Gragg

Email: gragg.s@mccd.edu

You can get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/joaquin-zihuatanejo-tickets-48853796019

Dash Out For Cancer

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

3303 M Street~Merced, CA.

Dash Out For Cancer

5k Run to promote cancer awareness.


All ages Welcome

Their will be booths, DJ, games, and much more


For More Information

Call: (209) 726-3410

Freedom Fund Banquet

Saturday, October 13, 2018

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Merced

Senior Community Center

755 W 15th St

Merced, California 95340

This is our 57th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Fundraiser to raise monies for local high school and college scholarships.


Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 8, (table sale includes a 1/2 page ad in souvenir booklet) Silent Dessert Auction We accept cash, check and credit cards. No tickets will be sold or held at the door. Get yours now!


To purchase tickets contact Darryl Davis at 209-769-5138 or email us at mercednaacp1047@gmail.com

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