Community Programs

One of the guiding principles of our organization is: Connected.

 The following programs provided due in part to support from  United Way of Midland County . 

The following programs provided due in part to support from United Way of Midland County

We are better, together. We believe that when we take advantage of the strengths of those around us, everyone benefits. If we are unable to help someone, we believe that it is our responsibility to connect them to a resource that can. 

To that end, we continually find ways to create strong partnerships with our community.


driver's training

The Community Center hosts Segment One and Segment Two classes provided by the Michigan Driving School. Contact the school by phone at (989) 893-8403 for details on upcoming classes.

Lifeguard Training (15 & up)

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Students must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using breaststroke and front crawl, swim 20 yards, dive to 7 feet and retrieve a 10 pound object, and tread water for 3 minutes using only legs. This class includes CPR-PR/AED and first aid. Find the next available session in the Community Center brochure.

tax-aide program

AARP partners with Greater Midland Community Center to provide free tax filing for members of the community with low to moderate income. Qualified individuals can make an appointment by calling the Community Center beginning the first of January or by dropping in on a first-come first-served basis beginning in February.  Full details in our community flyer (updated for 2017 tax year).

hunter safety

Single-day hunter safety classes are offered every fall at North Family Center. Students must pre-register for the class, take the online test course through the Michigan DNR website, and attend the field portion in order to pass. 

engineering for kids

Greater Midland is proud to host Engineering for Kids classes and camps at the Community Center. Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. 

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Our Nonprofit Consulting programs enable us to support other nonprofit agencies in need of assistance with leadership development, training, marketing and consulting services. For more information, inquire at

silver sneakers

Greater Midland Community Center and Family Centers accept Silver Sneakers Memberships! Join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Senior Center for a one-hour Silver Sneakers fitness class. Class time is 10:45 am - 11:45 am. Classes at the North Family Center are Monday & Thursday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

computer assistance

Computer club volunteers offer assistance with basic computer questions. Located in the Community Center's Barstow-Shipps lab, this program runs the 1st Friday, 2nd Monday, and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Find us in the brochure for complete date and time information.

family fun nights

Family Fun Nights take place at the Community Center the 1st Friday of each month from October to May. Bring the whole family to swim in the Oasis pool, climb our rock wall, jump around in the gymnastics room, take part in our themed activities and enjoy snacks and refreshments! A family of four can attend for $20, with each additional participant $2 extra. For more information email Andrea Secrease at or call our Welcome Center. 

food and clothing pantries

Thanks to local donors and community partners, the Greater Midland Family Centers offer access to a variety of items from their emergency food and clothing pantries to local families in need. For more information on receiving items from the pantries or to make a contribution to the pantries, please contact Terrah Johnson at