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Meet Our Staff

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City of Lansing Community Updates

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Programs and Services

Our Mission

We provide educational programs, job training, health programs and recreational opportunities for youth, families, and seniors. We promote self-esteem and academic success, and foster the development of positive life skills through one-on-one mentoring, vocational advancement, education and recreation. At the center, Lansing residents can find information, enjoy fun, safe and interesting programs and have an opportunity to become involved in their neighborhoods.

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Youth Programs

Health Programs

Senior Programs

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Get to Know Us

Bringing Change to the Community

Support Us

Your Generosity Makes It All Possible

Here are some of our numbers for the past year:

  • 150 teens participated in our teen Life Skills program.

  • More than 13,500 pounds of food were distributed to low income families.

  • We hosted a FREE Community Health Fair.

  • An average of 30 children attended our daily after school/tutoring program.

  • 50 children participated in our summer camp and 4-H program.  And over 45 children participated in each of five special trips including ITEC week and a trip to Google headquarters in Ann Arbor.

  • We registered over 35 people with Medicaid or the Ingham Health Plan.

  • Our computer lab is open to the community. Those needing to complete homework assignments, conduct employment searches, and/or need to sign up for benefits under the Affordable Care Act have utilized this service.

  • 45 seniors regularly participate in our senior programs (Bingo, monthly luncheon, summer trip, and senior popcorn/movie night).


With all the excitement and activity, we are still operating under the same core grants that support our staff, overhead and core programs.  But we are in need of supplementing our basic grants with donations and foundation grants in order to provide the rich array of services that we have developed over the years.  And we need support to grow in the exciting new directions that these new opportunities provide. 


Thank you!


If you have supported our center and programs before, we are most grateful to you.  You can feel confident that your contribution has enriched the lives of the people who we serve.

If you have not supported us in the past, we hope that this letter is deserving of your interest and support.

We are a small and low cost neighborhood center, but we have a big impact on the lives of the people we serve.  Your contribution will go a long way to helping us help them.


Future contact


If you are part of a group and you wish us to make a presentation to you, we would be happy and grateful to do so.  If you wish to visit us, please call our Program Coordinator, Yolanda Williams, at (517) 394-3138.  We would be happy to set up a time to have you come and see what we are all about.  Or feel free to contact any of our Board members for more information about our history and our current programs. 


If you are a family with a child, teen or senior citizen who might be interested in our programs, please give us a call.  You are more than welcome to become part of the family of the Southside Community Coalition. 


Hours of Operation

Mon: 11 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 11 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 11 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 11 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 11 am - 6: 00 pm
Summer Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am - 4pm

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