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.
Volunteers Needed for Mobile Food Distribution

In collaboration with Harvesters, join HandsOn K-State on Tuesday, March 31 as they continue to address the “hidden hunger” on college campuses by providing a food distribution on K-State's campus each semester. Volunteers will be needed to unload, sort, and distribute food from Harvesters to over 200 households. Volunteers are needed from 3-7 PM in the parking lot of the pool at Manhattan City Park. Contact handson@ksu.edu for more information. 

Contact 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