STEP stand for Skills · Training · Empowerment · Purpose and is program designed to prepare participants for certification in retail, computers and custodial services for the purpose of obtaining employment.

PATH Program

PATH as a partner KDC is a site for participants to receive practical work experience. PATH is a mandatory program for families receiving cash assistance through the Federal Family Independence Program.


Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program allows participants to fulfill court-ordered community service through KDC.

Congregational Partnerships

Congregational Partnerships are the base of our support as we serve those in need freely and enable us to expand our existing empowerment programs.


Y.O.U. (Youth Opportunity Unlimited) serving at-risk youth in Kalamazoo. One of the first programs designed to assist high school dropouts with reconnection to education and employment training.

Community Beautification

KDC strives to improve the appearance of our community. In partnership with the Kalamazoo Growers Assn. & Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department, KDC plants and maintains flowerbeds in LaCrone Park.


KDC has been a training site for AARP participants for many years. Senior participants are assigned to KDC for job skills training.

Programs April 7, 2017