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Summer Middle School Program
Have fun & make friends!   Wednesdays are Field Trip Days!
The program starts June 10th and ends August 14th.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 12noon to 4:00pm.
For more information and an intake application, go to our Youth Development page.
We still have openings!!


Get your kids involved this summer!
Youth Recreation Scholarships available for City of Portage Summer Programs.
The Portage Community Center provides the screening for this program.
Please call us at 323-1942 for further information.

School Supply Distribution
For families who income qualify, we will be distribution school supplies the end of August.  Call or come in to sign up - you must bring with you proof of income, address & number of people in the household.  
We are collecting donations of school supplies & backpacks - needed by August 20th.  Thank you!

Executive Director Search
The Portage Community Center is in the process of hiring a new Executive Director.
Please see the attached job posting, description and application - thank you!

Barn Party
Wednesday, August 27th - See more by going to our "Barn Party" page!

Have your party here!
We have space to rent for parties, meetings, etc - check our our Room Rental page!

30th Annual Peacock Strut
Saturday, September 13, 2014
 You can register now - go to our Peacock Strut page!
10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Kid's Fitness Caper - a KAR Club Series Event.
Certified Courses - start & finish mats!

Thank You
Latitude 42 Brewing Company !!
for generously donating 20% of all food orders to the Portage Community Center on June 17th.
We enjoyed great beer, wonderful food & were served by a great staff.
Thank you to everyone who joined us!

BARN PARTY
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Good Food, Good, Music, Great Friends
See More at our Barn Party Page!

Help make our community safer - use the Red Med Boxes!  More info below.
Current Program Highlights - Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all the ways we can help!
Current Needs - See Below
   
WIC - available at the community center the 1st Tuesday of the month 8-11:30 & 1-4:30 and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-4:30.  Walk ins welcome!
 
Immunizations - vaccines for infants, children & adults - 1st Tuesday of the month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
 
HIV Testing    First Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm - confidential.  Ora-Sure Method (no needles) 
 
Memorial & In Honor Of Gifts are accepted - for a listing of current gifts, please see the Memorials/Honors page. 
 
Making Life Better
 Do you need help with?

Food* & Clothing
Evictions & Utility Shut-offs
Medications
Transportation
Eye Exams & Glasses
Resumes - Finding Employment
Legal Problems
Tutoring and other programs for youth
Finding a Doctor or Dentist
Substance Abuse - Self Help Programs
(Alanon, Alateen, Families Anonymous)

*We are a Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - to receive food at the Center, you must call Loaves & Fishes and get on our list - call them at 343-3663 between 9am and 1pm.
 
Some of the Center's programs are restricted to people who live in the City of Portage and/or the Portage Public School District.
 
Partnering with the Family Health Center and 
Head Start  (see Support/Hosted Services)
 
Meeting-Party Space Available
(not available from mid-November through December due to the holiday programs.)
 
CURRENT NEEDS

School Suppolies & Backpacks - by August 20th
 
Personal Care Items  Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, bath soap, toilet paper, shaving cream & razors
 
Wall Mount or table top projection screen
 
Video Camera (digital) new or used
 
 
 
Mission:  The Portage Community Center's role is to make life better for people in our community who need assistance with basic needs, youth development, healthcare, education, and supportive services.
Vision:  The vision of the Portage Community Center is that every child and every adult thrives physically, emotionally, economically, and socially in order to achieve his or her greatest potential in a vibrant and diverse community.
Values:  Compassion - Dignity/Respect - Diversity - Empowerment - Volunteerism
 
Check out our video at:
 

https://twitter.com/#!/PCC1976

 
Portage Community Center
(269) 323-1942 phone
(269) 323-1438 fax
325 E. Centre Avenue
Portage, MI  49002
 
The Center is funded by
 
    City of Portage         
         General Fund
         Community Development Block Grant
 
   United Way of the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo Region

  Check out United Way at changethestory
 
   Private Contributions
 
   Grants
 
The Portage Community Center is celebrating 37 years of service - our doors opened for the first time in April 1976!
 
Hours of Operation
Business Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer Business Hours:  June- August, Monday-Friday
                                         8:30am to 4:30pm
 
Red Med Boxes    Put your unused and/or unwanted medications in a Red Med Box - help keep our community safer!  There are many locations throughout the County - and one right here in Portage in the lobby of the Public Safety building at 7810 Shaver Road.  Check out this link for more information redmedbox 
 
Goodsearch It!
PCC can get a donation for each internet search you do.  It's easy!  Go to goodsearch.com, make it the default browser (instead of Google, MSN, etc) and choose PCC as the non-profit you want to support (they walk you through the process - it's quick).  You can also "goodshop" through this site at a long list of participating retailers (even Amazon, which sells everything).  A percentage of all your purchases will go to PCC.