IMPACT OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The Community House works diligently to support outreach endeavors in TCH’s three key mission areas of education, culture and wellness. Four outreach programs aimed at “at risk youth” are designed to build and sustain a more vibrant community while nurturing personal growth.
21st Century Leaders is comprised of seventh grade student leaders representing public and private schools throughout the Woodward Corridor Communities of Detroit, Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. They meet at TCH to share their unique experiences, engaging in problem-solving & self-awareness activities. Workshops include public speaking, etiquette, entrepreneurship, temperaments, 7 Habits, money management and community service.
Feed Your Family’s Future is a partnership with Headstart program parents and their preschool aged children throughout Oakland and Wayne counties, TCH distributes family literacy/engagement packages focusing on the following areas of impact: Family Financial Budgeting, Employment & Job Skills, Exercise & Nutrition for Families, and Coping with Stress.
The iCount™ Childhood Obesity Prevention 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. 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.
PartArt is an interactive, youth oriented artful evening. Participants are invited to enjoy hands-on art projects throughout Shain Park. There are main stage performances including: TCH Youth Theatre Actors and the TCH Dance Academy Ensemble.
StoryTellers Guild members travel to Hazel Park, Pontiac and Oak Park school districts as well as area hospitals to enrich the lives of children through the art and love of storytelling.
Each Fall, art teachers from metro Detroit public and private schools select the artwork of over 200 student artists for the Student Art Town exhibition at The Community House. The weeklong exhibit culminates with awards and a series of free children’s art workshops.
Each club offers social enrichment to different age groups with different interests. All groups meet at The Community House.
- The Birmingham Bloomfield Newcomers Club connects hundreds of women who have recently moved to Oakland County.
- Avid gardeners enjoy friendship, share gardening tips and play a vital role in the beautification of TCH through the Friends of the Gardens Club.
- Members of TCH’s International Community Club promote an understanding of foreign lands and cultures.
- Area residents concerned with achieving racial equality and ethnic diversity within the community participated in monthly programs and discussions offered by the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force.
- The Senior Men’s Club engages in activities and events that nurture friendships, stimulate the mind and challenge active seniors.
- Bi-monthly luncheons and a variety of interest groups provide members of the TCH Women’s Club with numerous opportunities for socialization, enrichment and entertainment.