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LAMP POST

Community Engagement and Resources

Lamp Post is a variety of Community Resources developed to Enhance and Promote Community Growth;  bringing together diverse groups of people who are working for the same cause. Lamp Post provides an open forum where the community has a platform to talk and learn with others they may not have met otherwise; both professionally and socially. Lamp Post operates with one goal in mind; to become a better neighbor.

A business meeting

Financial
LiTERACY 

Financial literacy is the ability to make informed judgments and to make effective decisions regarding the use and management of money.

 

Our Goal is to provide the necessary training, skill sets and knowledge that allow people to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.

Financially literate people help create stable communities.

   

Financial education also provides the tools needed for independence—whether that be in the workforce or college, first time home buyers, paying down debt or saving for retirement .

For more information, contact our community engagement liaison, Toccara Means.

toccara@oakdaleneighbors.org

community safety MEETINGS

Community safety is about feeling safe, whether at home, in the street or at work. It is defined as "promoting the concept of community based action to inhibit and remedy the causes and consequences of criminal, intimidating and other related anti-social behavior."  We work with our local Grand Rapids Police Department and Community officer to keep our neighbors informed. The meetings provided helpful safety tips regarding personal safety, property protection, and crime reporting for a safer community.

For more information, contact our community engagement liaison, Toccara Means.

toccara@oakdaleneighbors.org

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Students Typing at Their Computers

COMPRENEW

COMPUTER TRAINING

We partner with  Comprenew to provide affordable computers and computer training for neighborhood residents.

Comprenew strives to protect businesses, people and the environment from the threat of improperly disposed electronic devices through best practice technology data management, asset recovery and recycling services, while fostering job readiness and computer literacy among at-risk populations in our community.

Comprenew is a nonprofit electronics refurbisher and recycler, committed to giving your retired electronic devices new life, whenever possible.

 

Services: Comprenew offers high quality new and refurbished products, carrying a wide variety of manufacturers, such as Sony, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Apple.

For more information, contact our community engagement liaison, Toccara Means.

toccara@oakdaleneighbors.org

TAX PREPARATION

Free Tax Preparation offered to the community from an IRS-certified volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate income households.

For more information, contact our community engagement liaison, Toccara Means.

toccara@oakdaleneighbors.org

Community Garden

CommuniTy

garden

For more information, contact our community engagement liaison, Toccara Means.

toccara@oakdaleneighbors.org

LOCATION

Community Garden
920 Evergreen St SE

FREE LITTLE LIBRARIES

Check out one of the free little libraries scattered around the neighborhood. The books are free to borrow, read, and return.

LOCATIONS
 

Main Office

1260 Kalamazoo Ave SE

Community Gardens
920 Evergreen St SE

Oakdale St

1025 Oakdale St SE

Books