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At the Rescue Mission our focus is not just about getting people off the street. It’s about helping them build a foundation for a changed life. Important to that change is providing the educational support and tools towards becoming gainfully employed and/or to further their education.


Morris Learning Center 

Participants are provided with resume-building assistance, job readiness skills, interviewing skills, access to employment searches on the web, and professional clothing for interviews. The Morris Learning Center uses a self-paced, computer-oriented model of study. It offers a safe place where men and women can work on academic and vocational skills, and set healthy life goals while working to remove barriers to employment. Each student is initially assessed for academic aptitudes and career interests; our staff then crafts an individualized plan of study to help the student progress toward their personal goals. Certificates are awarded in various subjects such as reading literacy, computer aptitude, math and vocational skills. Since its inception in December 1998, nearly 1,000 students have participated in the program and over 2,500 certificates have been awarded.

In addition to academic instruction, we also offer a comprehensive vocational program including:Students Learning at the Morris Center. Partner with us to make a difference!
  • how to look for meaningful work
  • resume preparation
  • interviewing techniques
  • salary negotiation
  • career and college exploration

Contact the Morris Learning Center of the Rescue Mission of Utica at: (315) 735-1645 x221 or email chris.hullar@uticamission.org

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The Morris Learning Center is fully supported by the generosity of our community partners. Donate today!

"For 14 years, I smoked crack. It took everything away from me. I checked into the Mission and a staff member gave me a Bible. After several months, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. I have been studying at the Mission’s Learning Center. After a lot of hard work, I passed my GED! Now, I am a straight-A student at MVCC." --David



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