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.


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).