Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center

About MEC

circular logo for BHC Multicultural Entrepreneurial CenterThe Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center serves students from underrepresented backgrounds, first-generation students and aspiring business entrepreneurs. We work with students on English as a Second Language skills, academic skills, setting up mentoring relationships, setting up business internships and community development opportunities (also called service learning). The MEC coordinator is part academic advisor, business community liaison and career advisor. The coordinator also is responsible for guiding students through Black Hawk College to their career or transfer school.

MEC Programs


Multicultural Mentoring

This program pairs a professional mentor with a mentee, who is a BHC student and demonstrates interest in MEC. Students learn about the workplace and their chosen field of study.

Cultural Presentations

Come listen to informative presentations about countries from members who have been there. Presentations about what there is to do in and around the Quad Cities are also given.

Entrepreneurship Workshops

This free program provides an opportunity for students curious about entrepreneurship and/or business.

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Social Impact

Free Language & Culture Classes

Join us for free to brush up your conversational Spanish or French. Get first-hand experience about how fun the language-learning experience can be.

Internship Opportunities

Earn college credit while you work and learn in the MEC for the semester.

Upcoming Events

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