The Nannie M. Johnson Community Center in Peoria IL serves an important purpose. Operating under New Beginnings Ministries of Peoria, the community center makes a difference. Lives of North Side youth, teens and adults feel the positive impact every day. In addition, the community center acts as a blessing for all of Peoria. In transforming the former Kingman School at 3129 N.E. Madison Avenue, we have created a community outreach building. We have made it a place where people can be helped mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In addition, the community center offers the following services:
The Nannie M. Johnson Community Center in Peoria IL will undergo three phases of transformation. New Beginnings Ministries of Peoria volunteers currently are completing the first phase – The Basics. In this phase, classrooms get the finishing touches they need to host students. In addition, the toilets, sinks and water fountains require updates, and floors need to be cleaned and covered.
Meanwhile, the second phase – Up and Running – will focus on expanding services and implementation of classes in our S.T.R.E.A.M. model. What is S.T.R.E.A.M.? Our model will emphasize providing education and job application in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math classes. These classes are compliant with Peoria School District 150 requirements and will be offered as after-school programs. Students receive credits for arcade gaming sessions, online shopping and field trips. In addition, we need volunteers to help with nutritional education, job prep, tutoring and youth sports camps.
Finally, the third phase – Make It Better – aims to improve the overall facility and expand its use. Since this phase includes projects not essential to building operation, we can patiently wait for volunteers to help. Our goals include making the building energy efficient. In addition, we aim to add an elevator, handicapped ramp, playground and a community garden. We also want to open more rooms to add arcade gaming space.
New Beginnings Ministries needs partners of all kinds to complete our work. So, please consider donating to the Nannie M. Johnson Community Center in Peoria IL financially by clicking here. In addition, business partners can help by providing services or materials. Of course, no donation will go unnoticed. As a matter of fact, we will name classrooms, hallways, gyms, computer labs and workout facilities after donors. Furthermore, we will post donor billboards and plaques to let students know you care about them.
We have transformed the former Kingman School to create a community outreach building where people can be helped mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Volunteers are needed in the following positions:
Because you are inspired to help the Nannie M. Johnson Community Center in Peoria IL, call us at 309-681-4688. New Beginnings Ministries of Peoria welcomes all volunteers to help us make a difference, so find out how you can get involved today!