Programs & Activities

We create sustainable change by building a network of partners to address community needs. Our wide range of programs seek to pair real problems with specific solutions.

Food Center

Our community Food Center provides supplemental food to local families. We use a client-choice environment that protects the dignity of each visitor and encourages relationships. This program is free of charge. Avoid the line – sign up for a time slot by clicking the button below!

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm

Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

Catherine’s Health Center

We partner with Catherine’s Health Center and  Exalta Health Services to offer holistic healthcare in a family practice setting. Services include preventative health screenings, sick visits, chronic disease management, and women’s health exams, charged through your insurance company.

Please call Catherine’s Health Center at 616.336.8800 to schedule your first appointment.

Mon – Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

Spring GR Entrepreneurial Program

We partner with Spring GR to provide classroom curriculum and hands-on training to local businessmen and women with a dream. 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! This program requires advanced registration and a small fee.

Circles GR

The mission of Circles GR is to end poverty through building community. Launched in 2016, Circles GR is one of 4 Circles USA chapters in Michigan. Through training and weekly meetings, participants (called Circle Leaders) build friendships with volunteers (called Circle Allies). Over time, these relationships help families climb out of poverty and achieve financial stability.

NEW Program

This program is specifically created for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. We will explore the disease, its effect on the body, and how to overcome obstacles to improve our lifestyles. We will learn how to lower our A1C levels by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well, and staying active. The program includes nutritional food education, exercise classes, and an individual accountability partner with group support.

Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm

Homework Help

These sessions provide remedial learning in math and reading throughout the year. The tutoring is delivered by qualified teachers, and always with a healthy dose of encouragement. 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. Snacks and drinks are provided. Students should come with their own work (test review sheet, assignment, questions, etc). This program is free of charge.

Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm

Elementary School Tutoring

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.

Middle 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. This program is free of charge.

Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm

World Cup Readers Summer Camp

While school is out of session, the community center is busier than ever! Students in grades 1-5 will read, learn about different countries, play games, and learn new soccer skills on Monday nights all summer long. This program is free of charge.

Mondays 5:30pm-7:00pm

High School Program

Preparing for the future can be tough, but we provide the resources high schoolers need to succeed. We focus on 3 things: success as a person through leadership and character development; success as student through academic support/tutoring; and success as a child of God through learning social responsibility and positive self-identity. We also conduct college tours and assist students in finding jobs. Mix this all in with some basketball, cooking, music and video games, and you’ll find lasting friendships and the ability to reach your goals! 

Mondays 3:30pm-7:00pm

Thursdays 3:30pm-7:00pm

Adult Education Program

This program empowers adult learners to earn their GED or High School Diploma. In partnership with Sparta Public Schools, we surround students with a group of caring, highly qualified instructors to help support their studies. Whether students need a high school diploma, job training, GED, or English as a second language assistance, we offer a customized program to reach their goal.

Community Garden

We provide the green space and tools for our neighbors to grow healthy produce together and strengthen community bonds. This program requires advanced registration and a small fee.



There are no programs today.



There are no programs tomorrow.