We would not be able to accomplish any of the programs that we offer without the help of our volunteers. We are so grateful for you and all of your help with the following programs:
- Hunter Park GardenHouse
- Neighborhood Canvassing
- Allen Farmers Market
- Youth Service Corps
- Bread Basket
- Take Root Garden Club
- Senior Coffee
All of our internships will work to increase knowledge of community resources, view social justice issues first-hand, and utilize communication skills with a diverse population. We are happy to offer credit/non-credit positions for student interns. Click here to get more information on interning with us!
Every few months, Allen Neighborhood Center hosts Active Neighboring Café, where neighbors meet to talk and learn about pressing topics in the neighborhood. We invite guest speakers for discussion.
Senior Discovery Group
The lively Wednesday Senior Discovery Group has been meeting weekly since October 2000 and offers “pretty good coffee and great conversation” to older neighbors from the Eastside and, indeed, from throughout the region.
Each weekly gathering features a speaker on a wide range of pertinent and interesting topics. For instance, on the first Wednesday of each month, the group is joined by a speaker, courtesy of MSU International Programs, who hails from another country. Guest presenters have come from dozens of African, Asian and South American countries to provide a fascinating look at their culture and customs.
Election time brings candidates for local and state offices to discuss their views and gather information from our well informed and engaged group. Other speakers focus on health, food issues, gardening, music, weather, practical housing resources, and personal development. Authors, artists, and librarians are frequent presenters.
Join us every Wednesday,10:00 am until 12:00 pm, in the Allen Market Place classroom/conference room for delicious coffee, fresh fruit, baked treats, social time and a stimulating presentation. The group also part takes in a variety of activities for birthday and holiday celebrations. There are no costs or fees for participation in this unique program. Check out our tentative list for 2017 Senior Discovery Group Guest Speakers!
Contact Joan Nelson at 517.999.3912 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We hope to see you there!