Manhattan Good Neighbors (MGN)

M-G-N groupManhattan Good Neighbors (MGN) is a student program designed specifically to focus on fostering development with neighborhoods surrounding the K-State campus. MGN provides opportunities for students and permanent residents to build and maintain positive relationships through direct service opportunities, ranging from neighborhood clean-ups and community service projects to disaster preparedness trainings and voter registration initiatives.

MGN also leads the Manhattan Good Neighbors Task Force, a joint venture with the City of Manhattan which was formed to address community challenges like ensuring a clean, safe, and welcoming residential environment for all K-State and Manhattan residents. Task force partners include the City of Manhattan, Kansas State University, Manhattan Landlords Association, Riley County Police Department, Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, USD 383, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Housing Authority and others in the community.


Upcoming Events

Senior Assistance Volunteers Needed
Manhattan Good Neighbors is looking for volunteers throughout the rest of winter who are willing to help with Senior Assistance.  Volunteers will assist senior citizens around the Manhattan area with tasks such as raking leaves, cleaning gutters, and other yard work, along with snow removal during the winter months.  For more information or to sign up, contact: mgn@k-state.edu.
Senior Support Advocates Program

Manhattan Good Neighbors is looking for volunteers to serve as senior assistants. As a Senior Assistant volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to participate in several volunteer activities at the Riley County Senior Center such as technology assistance, helping with events at the senior center, and playing games such as bingo with the residents. For more information or to sign up, contact: mgn@k-state.edu. The application for the senior assistant volunteer is available now and will be due January 30. 


clean upContact Us

If you are interested in being a neighborhood representative, volunteer, or a member of the Manhattan Good Neighbors Task Force, contact the Student Program Coordinators at mgn@k-state.edu