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We Are Here For Our Neighbors!

We Are Here For Our Neighbors!

Check out the programs and activities available for our Streams of Hope neighbors. We’re here for you!

Food Center

Interested in receiving food assistance from our client-choice store?  We welcome visits from our Townline neighbors.

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 6-8PM, Thursday 11AM-1PM.
Contact  Barb Nauta for more information.

After School

After School Program – We provide a fun and safe place for middle school students to participate in various activities including games, crafts, sports, cooking, baking, and what we call “Real Talk” where we discuss issues teens face today.  Snacks and drinks are always provided.  We are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 in the Activities Center at Streams of Hope (280 – 60th St. Grand Rapids, 49548).  Come check us out!  If you would like more information, please contact Paula Guikema at 616.238.1915 or paula@streamsofhope.org

Spring GR Entrepreneurial Program

Ever dream of starting your own business and being your own boss? Streams of Hope has an exciting new community program called Spring GR !! Spring GR is a training, mentoring and networking program designed to help emerging entrepreneurs turn their ideas into thriving businesses!

Do you or someone you know have an entrepreneurial spirit ? Spring GR’s business program could be the perfect fit!
We still have room in our 12 week course.
Please share the great news that there is still time to sign up! Please contact barb@streamsofhope.org, or call 616-485-3194

Homework Help

Homework Help – This program is open to all middle and high school students who are looking for some help with their school work or just a place to get their work done.  We meet every Thursday from 3:30-5:00 in the Food Center Building at Streams of Hope Community Center (280 – 60th St. Grand Rapids, 49548).  Students will have access to a Math Professor, iPads, graphing calculators, and free Wi-Fi.  Snacks and drinks are provided.  Students should come with their own work (test review sheet, assignment, questions, etc).  No sign-up necessary; just show up.  If you would like more information, please contact Paula Guikema at 616.238.1915 or paula@streamsofhope.org.


Math and Reading tutoring takes place during the school year for students in grades 1-5.  Students attend for one hour weekly and work with a certified teacher.  Registration for this program takes place in September and requires a referral from the student’s teacher.  This program is free of charge.  For more information about this program, please contact Sue Harkema, sue@streamsofhope.org or 616-204-4432.

World Cup Readers Summer Camp

Students entering grades 1-5 in the fall of 2017 will have a chance to read, learn about different countries , play games and learn new soccer skills.    We meet one night per week in the summer for 1 1/2 hours and end our night with a hot dog cook out.  Dates for Summer 2016 to be determined.  Contact sue@streamsofhope.org for more information.

Community Garden

Coming again in spring 2017!  Are you interested in having some space for your own garden plot?  Garden plots available to anyone interested for $20/plot.  Send an e-mail to info@streamsofhope.org or stop in the community center to learn more about this opportunity.

Cooking Classes

Cooking Matters is a participatory cooking class led by a certified Nutritionist from the YMCA.  You will create the recipes yourself and sample the food you create.  Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Mar 8 through Apr 12, 2016.  Email barb@streamsofhope.org for more information or to sign up.

Simply Fit

Low impact Exercise class led by a certified instructor from Spectrum Health.  This class meets in the activity center on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30.  Email barb@streamsofhope.org for more information or to sign up.

Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) Program

Hours: Tuesday  11AM-12:30PM.
Contact  Barb Nauta for more information.



All opportunities taking place at Streams of Hope Community Center 
Located at 280 60th St.  Phone # 616.272.3634.  Questions or suggestions to info@StreamsofHope.org
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