The Community House is proud to enhance the quality of life in our community. Our mission is to help strengthen communities by providing educational, cultural and wellness programs & scholarships to improve people’s personal and professional lives.
New programs, assisting “at risk youth” include:
iCount™/KidsCount: The iCount by WalkStyles health and wellness program instills the benefits of daily exercise, healthy eating and positive body image. TCH delivers this transformational 10 week program through nonprofit agencies in the tri-county area. iCount culminates in an exciting Vibrancy Day event celebrating their success. iCounters are challenged to log 10K steps daily, use the iCount web platform to study the nutritional value of the food they eat, and learn important life skills of accountability, attaining team goals and discipline.
Experience the Arts: The Experience the Arts program consists of introducing youth to instrumental music, visual arts and dance through donation, performance, and instruction.
In addition, The Community House continues to support a number of sponsored groups, making a difference in southeastern Michigan.
The Community House StoryTellers Guild makes hundreds of visits to twelve different schools throughout metro Detroit to share their love of storytelling. The StoryTellers have made a significant impact in promoting literacy in our community. The Guild received a Special Recognition Award on behalf of Pontiac Longfellow School's Grade A Achievement which was presented to them by the Pontiac School District.
Since 1987, The Community House’s Race Relations & Diversity Task Force has reached out to the greater community by presenting monthly open forums and programs to promote discussions of race and diversity related issues. The meetings are open to all and there is no charge for admission.
Annual programs include the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and the Diversity Champion Honor Roll Breakfast. The Community House received New Detroit’s prestigious “Closing the Gap” award for its support of The Task Force as well as Corp! Magazine’s “Diversity Champion” Award.
Each May, the 21st Century Leaders graduates a diverse class of approximately 40-45 seventh graders, representing 18-20 schools throughout Oakland and Wayne Counties, who have been trained in public speaking, peer mediation and group dynamics. Because students participate from schools in different communities, they can share their unique social and cultural experiences as they engage in problem-solving and self-awareness activities. To date, hundreds of students have successfully graduated from this yearlong curriculum.