Our Mission & Vision
The mission of the St. Michaels Community Center is to promote and provide quality activities and services that will contribute to the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community.
Our vision is to enhance the quality of life and to fill the unmet needs of our community.
We aim to accomplish these goals by providing supervised program opportunities for the enrichment of our children and teens; activities and services for senior citizens; and affordable recreational, social and educational activities to community residents of all ages, regardless of ethnicity, gender or economic status.
Also critical to our success is the development of partnerships with other non-profit and community organizations, as well as the exemplary management of the center and its activities.
On May 10, 1990 community representatives—many from the Christmas in St. Michaels Committee and local church representatives—met to initiate the formation of the St. Michaels Community Center. Ray Winch agreed to serve as its first president, and St. Michaels Elementary School (SMES) provided a home base for our early after-school and summer programs, which served SMES children.
In December 2009, we took a lease on our current space at 103 Railroad Ave. and purchased it in 2015 with a Federal Grant submitted on our behalf by the Town of St. Michaels.
Currently, a full-time, paid Executive Director and six, part-time or contractual employees staff the center. An additional 100 volunteers—including a Board of Advisors, students, parents and community members—contribute time and skills to further the center's goals, run the Treasure Cove Thrift Shop and meet community needs.
Funding for the SMCC includes proceeds from the Treasure Cove Thrift Shop, local foundation grants, groups, organizations, fundraising events and an annual drive organized by the Advisory Board.