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South Side Community Coalition
Bringing change to the community, one neighbor at a time

Board of Directors

Ann Blair,

Laurin’ Thomas,

Cathy Scott Lynch,

Cordell Henderson
Cleveland Henry
Steven Deshawn Thomas
Dave Wiener
Gordon Wilson


Pete Cunningham,
Executive Director

Lisa Hale,
Health Care Outreach

Yolanda Sherrer,
Youth and Senior
Program Coordinator

Tresa Bonds,
Michigan Abstinence
Administrative Assistant

Yalonda Thomas,
Michigan Abstinence Program Instructor

Angie Fuentes,
Pathways To Better Health
Community Health Worker



 The South Side Community Coalition was formed over 7 years ago by concerned citizens of South Lansing.  They envisioned a neighborhood center that would serve children, teens, families and seniors.  For the past five years we have been fulfilling this dream by operating a full service neighborhood center at 2101 West Holmes Road. 

  • We have active after school programs for elementary and middle school  students, an urban 4-H club, a Teen Scene (a program for high school students), and a summer program. 

  • We facilitate a health care outreach program under the Ingham County Health Department.  We teach a teen abstinence program. 

  • We provide a food pantry, a county nutrition program, a clothing closet and a computer center that is open to the neighborhood.

  • We offer a Senior Luncheon and  social programs. 

  • Our after school program serves more than 20 children each school day.  Our summer program serves over 50 children each day. 

  • Our programs have been growing each year.  In 2007 we provided 3,348 program contacts for children and youth.  In 2008 this grew to 5,036 program contacts. 

  • Like all non-profits, we can only sustain our services through grants and community support.  Funds raised will go to purchase food and supplies, to support community outreach and volunteer activities and to support special educational and recreational trips.  For information on how you can help click here.

 We thank you for your generosity and your support of low-income and minority children, teens, seniors and families of South Lansing. 

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Last modified: 05/23/2012