In April of 2006 a small group of Muldrow citizens gathered at the local Library to form an organization with the idea of building a community center. Rick Gassaway, with the Cherokee Nation Community Services Department, met with the group to assist in some guidance to get things started. Board Members were formed with 6 out of 7 Board Members being Blue Card Holders of the Cherokee Nation and thus began the process. Within a few weeks, the organization was named Muldrow Cherokee Community Organization (MCC0) for short. The group then met every month at the Muldrow Fire Staiton. By-Laws were developed and the Cherokee Nation assisted the group in obtaining funds to acquire an office and then obtain the 501-C-3 Status.
The mission of MCCO was then decided upon: "For the betterment of our Youth, elders and citizens through economic development and community action."
Through Compassion Capital Grants and funds through the Cherokee Nation, the MCCO board members were able to attend workshops and classes to learn more about the things needed to have a well run organizaton and develop the skills needed to make MCCO succeed.
MCCO has now otained a temporary facility to use as an Activity Center and provide a variety of classes offered to the community. Some of those opportunities to learn include:
Character Building class for elementry age children
Sewing and quilting classes for adults
Fiber Art Camp for Teens
Cherokee History and Geneology 10 week Class
Healthy Cooking Class
Cherokee Language 10 week Class
Beginning Art Class for ages 10 - 16
*NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN INCLUDE:
-Heritage Library and Resource Center with High Speed Internet
-Movie Night for all citizens
-Cherokee Culture and Traditions
The membership dues for MCCO is $15.00 per year