Harambee House

"Pulling together" in Swahili

Students commit to participation in the life of First Church, including participating in church ministries and being a visible and tangible presence of the church in the neighborhood.


Madison Area Association:
Address: 1309 Madison Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone:(616) 988-2863


656 Bates SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Harambee is located just off of Franklin by Eastern. The neighborhood is primarily African-American with old and young alike living side by side in a fairly tight knit community.

How many people live in Harambee

Up to 6 students and the mentor(s).