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What We Do

As a gathering place for art, education, recreation and community building, the Clarkston Community Center works to meet the many needs that are related to the city’s demographics, density, low income status, and the fact that apartments make up 80% of the housing. Through a strategic focus on community building, Clarkston Community Center programming works to bring together refugee and non-refugee populations.

Youth Initiative for area youth and young adults offers a wide array of programs geared toward student success and achievement, sports, arts and fun. The initiative includes a teen leadership group called Clarkston Youth Initiative and a thriving Summer camp, Art at the Center.  Check out more details HERE.

Healthy Living Initiative is growing as rapidly as the lush herbs and vegetables in the on-site Community Gardens.  The Clarkston Farmers Market opened in May 2012 and enjoyed tremendous response with more than 600 people. It runs through October of this year. The Healthy Living Initiative includes a Food Co-op, Food Pantry, Community Gardens and a nutrition education program—all designed to offer the community access to nutritious, affordable food. Read more HERE.

Adult programs Currently focused on the senior refugee program. Learn more HERE.

Recreation encompasses  a variety of ongoing classes, such as Tai Chi, Tabala, Yoga, art exhibitions, weekly bicycle co-op, special screenings of world sports events and weekly or monthly events such as Contra dancing. More info can be found HERE.