Meet Our Staff
Yolanda Williams is the Outreach Coordinator at South Side Community Coalition with 18 years working with Senior, Youth, and Health Care. Specializing in afterschool, summer and senior programming. Yolanda uses that experience to provide an education program in a safe environment.
Coordinator Empower Youth Program (EYT)
Jonathan is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He’s a high school graduate of the class of 2006 from Cass Technical High School, and a college graduate of the class of 2012 from Michigan State University. Jonathan is a first-generation college student that gives thanks to all the people who supported him along the way and helped him to complete his goals of completing college.
Over the past ten years, Jonathan has served as a College Adviser, a Scholar Director for youth 6th-12th grade, a Diversity Project Coordinator at Lansing Community College and now he is a Program Director for the Turning Point of Lansing (a male mentoring program for boys in 6th-12th grade), a College Access and Engagement Associate for the Capital Area College Access Network (CAPCAN) and has been the Coordinator for the Empower Youth Program (EYT) at the SouthSide Community Coalition for the past year. Jonathan's favorite quote comes from his dad: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." He uses that quote every day to help others realize no matter what may come their way they can make anything possible.
Empower Youth Today (EYT) educator
Detrick Pops II
Empower Youth Today (EYT) educator and full time help at South Side Community Coalition (SSCC). Where we help youth at our after school program to help them further their ability in school and out.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Programs and Services
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.
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.
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.
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
Monday-Friday: 8am - 4pm