Giving Back

Military Child Education Coalition

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every group we showcase on this page.

This issue we are highlighting the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), a nationwide nonprofit organization that aims to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all U.S. military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments, and family separation. The MCEC – founded by Dr. Mary M. Keller, who also acts as president and CEO of the organization – conducts research, develops resources, sponsors professional institutes, conducts conferences, and publishes information in the pursuit of meeting the educational challenges faced by military-connected children.

According to information from the organization, MCEC works with public school districts, private schools, colleges and universities, small businesses and larger corporations, military commands and installations, and military families as children move through the educational system. Its “Student 2 Student” programs in elementary through high school levels bring military and civilian students together for academic support, welcoming programs, and academic achievement recognition.

The parent programs provide information and workshops for caretakers that address the academic, social, and emotional issues often associated with being in a military family. The MCEC’s professional development segment trains educational professionals to address and meet the unique needs of children in military and veteran-connected families.

For more information on the Military Child Education Coalition, please visit www.militarychild.org.