To invite residents and local institutions to act collectively to create a stronger, safer, more caring neighborhood where all people and gifts are welcome.
To help create a neighborhood of
vitality and grace
where all people and gifts are welcome.
TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Hello & Welcome to the Oakdale Neighbors website!
We are a Christian Community Development Organization established in 1996, with a vision to help create a neighborhood of vitality and grace by discovering, developing, and connecting neighbors’ skills, and resources. We believe that all people and neighborhoods have God-Given gifts and assets. Our mission is to invite residents and local institutions to act collectively to create a stronger, safer, more caring neighborhood where all people and gifts are welcome.
It is our prayer that as you peruse through this site, you will gain an insight into our many programs that we hope would inspire you to want to assist us with these endeavors. I want to personally invite you to become involved with our family here at Oakdale Neighbors through volunteering with our youth programs, assisting in our bike shop, or helping to advocate for our neighborhood residents. In whatever way you choose, we look forward to collaborating together with you to help make the Oakdale Neighborhood a stronger, safer, and more caring community.
Blessings, Rev. Kenneth W. Hoskins
Executive Director, Oakdale Neighbors
Learning Cafe encompasses a number of programs specifically for youth. It includes after school tutoring, robotics, summer entrepreneurship workshops, chess club, and more!
Community Resources and Engagement
Lamp Post encompasses a number of programs for adults in the community and aims to foster a community that is engaged, connected and has access to resources. Some of the programs include financial literacy, community safety meetings, tax preparation, computer classes, and more!
- Mon, Nov 15Grand RapidsNov 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – May 17, 2022, 6:00 PMGrand Rapids, 1803 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, USALearing Cafe is a program of Oakdale Neighbors. Students in the area come for homework help, Khan Academy, and other activities like Chess, Robotics, and Business. Students are required to do 30 mins of Khan Academy twice a week. We have college and high school tutors.