WHO WE ARE
The Heart of Hope
MCC is a non-profit Community Center and Preschool that is driven by a single goal; to be a place where caring happens. We are staffed almost entirely by volunteers and are 100% committed to delivering enjoyable, meaningful programs and services to all residents on the eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille and beyond. The Memorial Community Center was built to honor and carry on the legacy of community spirit of five young people (Bill & Kathie Yost, Steve & Joni Diehl, and Mark Heumann) who lost their lives in a boating accident on Lake Pend Oreille in 1982.
We invite you to join in, have some fun and , if possible, make a contribution of your time and dollars.
A Place Where Caring Happens
We serve our local communities by providing access to a Preschool Program, Christmas Giving Program and High School Scholarship Program. We also bring guest speakers to our center each month who provide education and awareness to our communities at large at no cost. We continue to provide a meeting place for many groups and clubs at an affordable rate.
Affordable Quality Education
Our state licensed preschool program is the only preschool in the Clark Fork/Hope area. We accept up to twelve students each year who are under the direct care of our wonderful preschool teacher, Mona Naglreiter and is directed by our Board of Directors and our Executive Director, Carolyn Speelmon. We keep our tuition at an affordable rate and are able to offer scholarships when we have the donated funds to do so. We have roster spots available now, and are starting our roster list for the next school year, so if you have a preschool aged child please contact us for more information. Be sure to check out the link above to our Application and Handbook or the link to send us an email with any questions you may have.
CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM
Providing Food and Gifts to local families at Christmas
Our Christmas Giving Program provides local families with everything they need to provide a holiday meal as well as provides gifts for all members of the family. The families also receive food donations that have been collected by the Hope Elementary School and MCC food drives. We have a wonderful group of summer visitors, The Knotty Knitters, who spend their free time knitting hats for this program. Our wonderful donors and volunteers make this program happen each year! In 2019 we were able to serve 30 local families!
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Investing in the future
High school seniors who have volunteered at least four hours to MCC have the opportunity to apply for an MCC scholarship which can be applied towards tuition or books at their enrolled college or vocational school. In 2019 we were honored to present the MCC Scholarships to Clark Fork High School graduates, Lily Simko and Grace Shelton. These two amazing young women started their educational journey right here at Hope Preschool!
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LEY ANNE MERICA