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, an after school program, “Summer Spectacular” camp, a vibrant theater camp, youth sports and more. Check out the details on our Youth Initiative page.
Food Security Program 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 Food Security Program includes a Food Co-op, Food Pantry, Community Gardens and a Community Supported Agriculture Program—all designed to offer the community access to nutritious, affordable food. Read more on our Food Security page.
Adult programs include an Advanced ESL/GED program and a senior refugee program.
Recreation encompasses a variety of ongoing classes, such as Tai Chi, Tabala, Yoga and Zumba, art exhibitions and programs, weekly bicycle co-op, special screenings of world sports events and weekly or monthly events such as Contra dancing and the Goatville Country Music Jam.
Go to specific pages on our website for more information on each program or class.