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.

Apply to be a student coordinator for HandsOn Kansas State

HandsOn Kansas State is looking for a service driven student to fill the position of student coordinator for HandsOn Kansas State and Manhattan Good Neighbors (MGN). Student responsibilities will include planning and coordinating MGN Advisory Committee meetings, recruit and coordinate Senior Support Advocates program and establish and maintain relationships with community members, city administration and Student Governing Association representatives to further MGN's mission and goals. Student Coordinator applications are available now and the deadline for applying is December 5th, 2014.

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.


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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