Kingdom Kids After School Program
Operates during the school year from 3-6pm. Many spiritual, educational, and social activities are offered for school-aged children and youth in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs are free to any children in the community, but each child must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Kids are fed a snack upon arrival, followed by activities such as crafts, sports, games, internet, reading and others. Homework help is also available each day. Every day at 5pm they attend chapel, followed by dinner at 5:30pm.
Summer "ROCKS" Program
Operates during the summer months for school-aged children from 9-1:30 each weekday. Children are fed breakfast upon arrival, followed by chapel. They then do a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, music, reading, playing outside, etc. Lunch is then served at 1pm. Every Friday during the summer we take the kids on field trips bowling, hiking, skating, swimming, and other activities around the area. For the last trip, we travel out of town for a special field trip on Turner buses! Summer is a wonderful time at the Center, providing many opportunities for the children to grow and learn.
Grumbling Tummies' Cafe
Operates Monday through Friday. Center children are fed snacks as well as warm, nutritional dinners during the school year and are offered breakfast and lunch during the summer months.
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is an important ministry of the 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Emergency food services are available on Tuesdays from 9am -12 noon. People in need of assistance contact the Salvation Army for a referral and are then assisted by our food pantry.
This ministry provides clean, suitable used clothing and new socks and underwear for the children enrolled in our programs. The clothes closet is open once a week for children of the Center to get the clothing that they need. Every winter, children who are registered and regularly attend the Center are provided with a new coat, hat and gloves. Also, a backpack with school supplies and a new pair of shoes are given to all regularly-attending Center children before school starts each year. Our goal is to meet the children's basic needs so that they can focus on school.
The Center offers basic computer instruction for beginners. Children who attend the after school program are also able to use the computer lab for homework and school projects.
Mom's Matter Support Group
Mom's Matter meets the second Wednesday of each month to lend support and help mothers resolve family issues. A free meal, prizes, and occasional outings are offered.