Each year, the class selects their own class project that benefits the local community. Projects range in scope and size depending on what the class chooses.
Past Class Projects Include:
1996 – Created the LMC Alumni Association
1997 – Facilitated Town Hall Meetings for bond issue
1998 – Created an LMC website and marketing materials
1999 – Organized a Career Day for 10th graders
2000 – Created awareness of the Montgomery College Technology Center
2001 – Renovated the Montgomery County Youth Services Fairway Home
2002 – Developed a resource guide for senior citizens – Living Senior
2003 – Created the LMC Foundation
2004 – Renovated Tri-County MHMR Services San Jacinto House
2005 – Created a CD – “Volunteer Montgomery County”
2006 – Created an arbor & nature trail at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Preserve and Produced an LMC Alumni Directory
2007 – Created a website – HelpOurCounty.org – a connection to nonprofits in the county. To volunteer in Montgomery County, register at www.HelpOurCounty.org
2008 – Multiple Projects at Bridgewood Farms – Built a commercial greenhouse, renovated ceramics room, designed and implemented website; added storage building
2009 – Enhanced a hike & bike trail, built a bridge, installed picnic tables, benches and signage in Carl Barton, Jr Park– “The Bridge to the Future”
2010 – Multiple Projects at Community Clinic: cleaned and painted building; repaired interior damage; built out office; graded and landscaped site; bought and installed back-up generator
2011 – Multiple Projects at the Montgomery County Food Bank: bought and implemented donor management software; built a community garden; renovated and expanded backpack program area
2012 – Multiple Projects at the Montgomery County Women’s Center Reaching Pines Facility: built play structure; hosted a toy, bike and activity drive; created buddy program
2013 – Launched the BridgingApps program, administered by Easter Seals, in Montgomery County. This program focuses on educating the Montgomery County community about the incredible advances technology has brought in educating and assisting our special needs individuals with what may seem to be simple tasks to us – such as, speaking, reading, and writing.
2014 – Created a water conservation and education project, installing rainwater harvesting barrels at 3 locations throughout Montgomery County: Oak Ridge Elementary School, Bear Branch Sports Fields, and the North Montgomery County Community Center. Click here for more information.
2015 – The Class of 2015 worked with Keep Austin Fed and the Montgomery County Homeless Coalition to establish Keep US Fed Montgomery County, a new volunteer-based organization that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food from grocers and commercial kitchens, and distributes it to local charities that serve individuals with food insecurities. In addition, the class also helped Heaven’s Army and The Willis Parent Support Center by expanding and updating their current facilities, allowing these organizations to store larger amounts of rescued food for their clientele. For more information on this class project, visit www.keepusfedmoco.org
2016 – The Class of 2016 selected Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) BridgeWay Shelter as the beneficiary of their project. The shelter, located in Conroe, houses Child Protective Services placements and homeless youth. The class conducted facility renovations in BridgeWay 1 and spearheaded construction of an outdoor patio, and the donation and installation of a new stove at BridgeWay 2. The class also worked to create new extracurricular and educational programs for the residents. The programs give the residents valuable lessons and experiences they can carry with them long after they leave.
2017 – The Class of 2017 chose Henry’s Home Horse & Human Sanctuary as its class project. The class divided the project into four primary components that included Strategic Support, Capital Improvement, Marketing and Fundraising.