Our Programs

Youth Programs

Edgewood Village offers Educational opportunites for all ages. 

There is a CACS Headstart right here on the property.

After School Tutoring and Enrichment 

Offsite Learning: Fieltrips to....

Summer Camp Scholarships

Summer Youth Activities

Nutrition Education (for all ages) click the link below to see Edgewood Village featured on a PBS nutrition segment. (Special Thanks to Quintin Shine-Director/Producer and Anna Jursinic-Nutrition Educator from the AmeriCorps program.)

https://youtu.be/mYtigRIN5IE

 

Teen Programs

Art of Leadership

Scholars Program

Teen Nights

Tutoring

Adult Programs

Adult Education: Through a partnership with Advent House Ministries and Peoples Church Volunteers Edgewood Village was host to providing education to adults in the community. Classes included Technology Skills, Business Skills, Language Arts, Life Skills, and Mathematics. This fall we are hoping to incorporate Government and Current Events class to the schedule.

ESL Classes were made possible with volunteers through Peoples Church. Classes provide instruction and strategies to help participates advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills of the English Language.

Homebuyers Workshops hosted by the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition assisted residents in learning the processes involved in purchasing a home as well as developing goals and plans for participants future.

Financial Workshops provided residents with resources and strategies on how to work on budgeting, saving, and repairing credit and was hosted by MSUFCU.

Edgewood Village Forum was developed to bring together the management team and residents to provide lease education, program and property updates, as well as collaborate to improve the community.

Tower Activities: We offer additional activities and programs for our Tower residents (seniors and persons will disabilities) as well. They enjoy Bingo night, Wii Bowling, Brain Gym, Gadget Guru (a how-to class on technology), Craft Nights, Movies, monthly potlucks, mall walks, and outings to special events and areas of interest in our community. These programs all seek to encourage community engagement and facilitate access to activities and resources that promote health and wellbeing. 

Resident Advisory Council: Residents come together to discuss issues, create support, and discuss changes they would like to make in their neighborhood. 

Parent Support Group: Parents join forces to support their children and each other through education, nutrition, time and stress management and moral support.                                        

 

Family Programs

Art of Leadership Free Store: The Middle and High School Youth of the Art of Leadership program here at the Village started a sharing closet, or "Free Store" where personal needs items, used clothing, coats, hats, shoes, and household items are donated and shared with the families of Edgewood Village.

Computer Learning Center: Providing access to computers, faxing, printing, and coping as well as internet access and classes for a multitude of support for residents.

Family Service Coordinator Program: Available to all residents in the community and helps to link residents to supportive services within the community. Other benefits from participating in this program are that the FSC can assist in determining eligibility and apply for benefits; provide health,wellness, and educational programs; crisis intervention; link to resources for employment; limited case management; conflict resolution; acts as a liaison between community agencies, service providers, and residents; and much more.  Some of the program we currently offer include:

Food Programs: The Commodity Food Program is delivered once month and TEFAP quarterly for qualified residents saves participants roughly $50 each month. Food packages vary each month and typically include: fruit, vegetables, and protein. These programs are facilitated through the Capital Area Community Services.

Garden Produce Distribution: Excess produce from our community garden is harvested weekly and made available for our residents. 

Panera Bread Distribution: Edgewood distributes bread that is donated weekly and delivered by People's Church Volunteers on Thursday and Friday afternoons. 

Special Events: Edgewood Village hosts various community events throughout the year. Monthly Potlucks, School Supply Giveaways, National Night Out, Holiday Parties, Garden Achievment Days, Community Service and Civic Engagement Days, Scholar Dinners, Art of Leadship School's Out Celebration, Summer Block Parties, and more. 

 

 

How you can help

Become a part of our Village!                        Click the link below to learn about how you can volunteer your time or make a donation to support our work! 

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