Stuff-a-Truck accepts donations

EDUCATION NOTES

November 18, 2007

Cecil College is sponsoring the eighth annual Stuff-a-Truck event to gather donations for the needy during the holiday season.

All contributions go to Cecil County families in need and are distributed through the Family Education Center and the Ray of Hope Mission Center.

The truck will be at the Wal-Mart in Elkton from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; the American Legion hall in Rising Sun from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and on Cecil College's North East campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28.

Suggested items include unopened children's toys, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, new winter wear for children, bleach, washcloths, towels, liquid hand soap, kitchen sponges, infant clothing and cleaning supplies.

All used clothing should be delivered to the Ray of Hope Mission Center in Port Deposit.

Food donations, which can be brought to the drop boxes at Cecil College's North East campus and Elkton Station, will go to the Cecil County Help Center. Needed items include boxed dinners, baby cereal, boxed potatoes, canned meats and stews, formula, canned vegetables, cereal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, rice mixes, saltine crackers, soup, pancake mix and syrup, and powdered milk.

Information: 410-287-1000.

Homework 411 is celebrated

HAR-CO Maryland Federal Credit Union is celebrating six years of sponsoring After-School Help with Harford Cable Network's Homework 411.

Homework 411 is a program of Harford Cable Network designed to help Harford County students in grades three through eight with homework questions.

Co-sponsored by McDonald's, the show features local high school students staffing the phone banks and helping with production.

HAR-CO also sponsors prizes for Reward Points for students who call in. Students earn points for calling, and can trade the points for prizes.

Homework 411 is broadcast live at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays on Comcast Channel 21 and Clearview Channel 7. Huntington Learning Center sponsors a Homework Tip of the Day.

Information: www.harford countymd.gov/hcn/411.html.

HCC signs pact with police academy

Harford Community College and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Academy recently signed an agreement to provide academy graduates seamless transfer opportunities to HCC's Associate of Applied Sciences degree in legal studies, criminal justice track.

Graduates of the academy who enroll in the criminal justice track of the college's legal studies degree program will be granted 13 credit hours for specified courses.

Information: 410-836-4158.

Leaders program accepts applicants

The Cecil Leadership Institute is accepting applications for its 2008 class.

During the institute, which begins Jan. 30 and meets weekly, participants learn about leadership, county and municipal government, Cecil County public schools, economic development, public safety, Cecil County Public Library, Cecil College, and the county's history, demographics and comprehensive plan.

Several other topics related to the county or leadership also are covered. The program culminates with a banquet May 3.

The Cecil Leadership Institute is designed to promote the development of leaders and create a committed, involved and diverse network of leaders in Cecil County.

Sessions are tailored to benefit people from private businesses, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and those who work in the public sector.

The cost is $595, payable upon acceptance.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 4. Candidates may be nominated by businesses, agencies, community organizations and individuals, or they may nominate themselves.

Information: 410-392-3366, ext. 612.

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