We have operated the Community Center in Michigan City since 1966 offering available to senior citizens includes: 
· A hot nutritious lunch
· Meeting friends and neighbors
· A place to conduct community meetings
· Computer Classes
· Rental of Center available to the general public
· Volunteer 
· Summer Youth Program
· Information about activities such as health screenings, trips, and other available services

Emmet D. Wise Community Center   
1702 E. Michigan Blvd
· Lillian Sherrod-Young-Center Program Manager
· Before/After School and Summer Youth Programs

· Summer Youth Recreation/Education Program

  Rental of Center available to general public



NCCAA concluded our Kids Summer Camp on July 20, 2018!  Children ages 6-14 enjoyed the summer at the North Central Community Action Agencies Summer Camp.  This year regular coordinated activities included library trips, nutrition sessions, maintaining the Walker Park gardensand arts and crafts.

We also had the usual "Family Pizza and Bingo Night", "The Family Chicken Dinner, Awards and Talent Show Night" and of course the "End of Summer Bowling Trip". Breakfast and Lunch was provided through the Michigan City Area School District.  



The after-school program, “The Benefits of Active Learning,” at the Emmet Wise Community Center ran from 2/5/18 and concluded on 3/7/18.  The program was funded in part by the LaPorte County Unity Foundation.  The program was well-attended by the 17 registered students, of the 17 attending, 15 had perfect attendance and the other two had only one absence each.  This is very encouraging considering the many other activities the youth are involved with. The curriculum used was “More Activities That Teach” by: Tom Jackson, M.Ed.  Some of the lessons and activities presented in the curriculum involved Critical Thinking, Decision-Making and more.  We had one activity that the topic area was “Problem Solving.”   The lesson to the youth is to have the ability to visualize a problem and create a solution, which are not innate abilities within many of our youth.  Working with a partner to verbalize ideas and make decisions regarding problems are skills that must be developed in our youth.  The “Method” used were to “design” & “build” a “raft” in 7 minutes using straws and masking tape and see if it would float with pennies added on to it.  They had to “decide” and “agree” on how many pennies they could add and have the raft still float. The Wise Center has projects on display of some of the activities that was part of the curriculum.  Four volunteers assisted the staff during the program.  Also, the youth enjoyed the meals served during the program and the incentives given at the end of the program.

                                                           AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FEBRUARY 2018



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​​​Center Programs

​Lillian Sherrod-Young, Center Manager at Smrt Center

​​​​Neighborhood Centers - Michigan City                                        
Madeline & George Smrt Community Center    
301 Grant Avenue
219-872-0942  Fax 219-872-5808

301 E. 8th Street #109
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 872-0351 or 872-1201

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