Mobile Health Clinics at South Side Community Coalition
City of Lansing Community Updates
Southwest Action Group Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Early Voting Information
Clerk Swope has announced the opening of an additional satellite office for residents to register to vote and pick up and return absentee ballots. The new office is located at the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center (5825 Wise Rd.). This location will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct 19 through Monday, Nov. 2.
You can also vote in person at City Hall or at the South Washington Election Unit (2500 S Washington) Monday- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The South Washington Election Unit will be open late each Wednesday until 7 p.m. to provide an early-evening voting option to Lansing residents.
If using a dropbox, please know that new locations have been added at all six Lansing fire stations, four community centers, the CATA CTC, and CATA headquarters. You can find a map with all Lansing ballot dropbox locations, check your registration status, register to vote online, view your ballot, find your polling center if looking to vote in person on election day, and more at www.lansingvotes.com. Locations of ballot boxes are also listed below. Regardless of how you ultimately end up voting, it is critical that you get out and exercise your right to vote, team:)
Yard Waste Collection Update
The City of Lansing's Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) announces that yard waste collection will change from every other week to every week beginning on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Yard waste should be placed at the curbside on your scheduled trash day, if you are a CART customer, which is the same day of the week as recycling collection. Download the Recycle Coach app on a smart device or view the CART Schedule Calendar at to locate your yard waste collection schedule for the rest of the season.
Yard waste collection will tentatively run until Thursday, December 3, 2020, however, this is subject to change.
Please remember to follow the yard waste guidelines, which can be found at www.lansingmi.gov/yardguidelines.
For additional information, please visit www.lansingmi.gov/curbsidecollection.
For questions, please contact CART at or 517-483-4400.
Bulk Collection Update
Bulk Trash Collection Resumes September 21
Bulk collection will be starting again the week of Monday, September 21.
Bulk collection requests can be made by filling out the "Bulk Collection Request" form.
Click here: https://bit.ly/3c3bgGy for additional information and to access the request form.
Silver Bells Home Edition
Silver Bells Home Edition, presented by the Lansing Board of Water & Light
will air on FOX 47 News - WSYM on Friday, November 20 from 6-8 p.m.
This special telecast is a spin-off of Silver Bells in the City and will feature elements of the traditional event like the state Christmas tree lighting, family holiday singalongs, celebrity shout outs, diverse holiday offerings and more. Mark your calendar for Silver Bells Home Edition on November 20th.
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: 8am - 5:30pm
Tue: 8am - 5:30pm
Wed: 8am - 5:30pm
Thu: 8am - 5:30pm
Fri: 8am - 5:30pm
Monday-Friday: 8am - 4pm