Each residence hall has built a lasting relationship with a local organization. The partnership is facilitated by two of your fellow residents called Community Partnership Coordinators (CPCs). Students and organization members work closely together to plan activities (both one-time and weekly) and ensure that both groups needs and expectations are being met. CPCs also work with their residence hall's Community Life Council (CLC) to help coordinate other opportunities for service-learning, civic engagement, and social justice. These include participating in the ACCESS county-wide food drive each October, (re)Vision days, and the annual service auction to raise money for the hall's partner organization.
Find your residence hall below to see who your hall is partnered with and who to contact to get involved.
This is a privately funded library of the Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities program that serves as an after school center for youth from nearby schools. Building relationships with the children is emphasized, so come read, play games, help with homework and make new friends.
This after school literacy program takes place at Martin Luther King Middle School. There are opportunities four days a week to spend time with the children of this community. Games, enrichment activities and homework time all allow for the formation of good relationships with great kids.
The Horizons program works with mentally impaired adolescents and adults by providing evening and weekend activities and programs, such as outings, games, activities, and parties.
North End Community Ministry's NE Supper House program offers a hot meal to 80-120 families every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Come to help in the kitchen, serve the meal, do crafts with kids, or simply enjoy fellowship over a meal with the families who attend.
Oakdale Neighbors is a Christian community development organization. Its goal is to create a neighborhood of grace and vitality by discovering, developing, and connecting skills and resources. We see ourselves as a community, building community, within a community.
A longstanding partnership exists between Calvin and the Baxter Community Center. Help continue the tradition by lending a hand. This program provides child care services to families in the neighborhood surrounding Baxter. The children are always eager to meet new Calvin students.