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MCC’s Monica Margaillan to receive 2017 Heart in Hand Award for efforts to end poverty

Monica Margaillan

Monica Margaillan, coordinator of community outreach at Mesa Community College, is among 12 community advocates from across the state receiving 2017 Heart in Hand Awards from the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) for their individual and collective efforts in the battle against poverty at the annual ACAA Statewide Conference, July 27-28 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

The two-day conference also will recognize recipients of the Beating the Odds Award, President’s Award, Margie Frost Champions Against Poverty Award and Legislative Leadership Awards. The conference is sponsored by APS, SRP, Southwest Gas, UnisourceEnergy/TEP and Marisol Federal Credit Union.

“Our Heart in Hand honorees consistently and passionately go about their work to make change in our communities by providing help and support for so many who are underserved,” said ACAA Executive Director Cynthia Zwick. “They never look for recognition, but they are incredibly deserving.”

Mesa’s Monica Margaillan

A single mother of two wonderful kids and grandmother to two more, Margaillan has worked as coordinator of community outreach at Mesa Community College for more than 18 years. As a member of the Mesa community, Margaillan champions the working poor she works with to build strong educational bonds that improve a family’s financial and educational health. Her tools are mentoring, tutoring and seeking community partnerships to help fill gaps that exist. Whether a family member needs assistance with a GED or paying for post-secondary education, Margaillan has the means and resources to assist this vulnerable population improve themselves through knowledge and education.

For information, visit www.azcaa.org or call 602-604-0640.

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