We're Renewing, Rebuilding, & Revitalizing Our Community Center
The time has come for our St. Michael's Community Center to become what our entire Bay Hundred community deserves, and for us to join together as we renew, rebuild, and revitalize our building to serve, empower, and connect our community.
We’ve launched our first-ever capital campaign to build a center where people of all ages will have a safe and comfortable place to be together.
Our Needs Are As Simple As They Are Urgent
We need a full commercial kitchen to continue to produce the number of meals we are distributing and to provide workforce training
Serving Our Community With A Modernized Building
Support toward this fundraising campaign will help transform our old lumber warehouse into a modern, ADA compliant, efficient Community Center whose vernacular architecture will harmonize with the historic Union United Methodist Church across the street.
It’s an ambitious effort to make sure our neighbors have what they need—a real Community Center, a Community Center that will be environmentally sustainable and accessible by everyone.
Empowering & Connecting Our Community With More Comfortable, Accessible Spaces
This is SMCC's first-ever capital campaign supporting a renovated building where people of all ages will have a safe and comfortable place to be together.
Our History And Humble Beginnings
For more than 30 years, the St. Michaels Community Center has been the heart of our community, providing an array of services—from food assistance and distribution to after school and summer programs for children, from BINGO and exercise programs for Seniors to the popular Summer Concert Series—to any and everyone in our community.
As the need for our services has grown over the past 30 years, so has the St. Michaels Community Center.
Our first home was in the St. Michaels Elementary School. In 2009, when we outgrew that space, we were able to rent a vacant warehouse in St. Michaels' historic commercial district that was built 80 years ago to store lumber. We purchased that space in 2015, and it is still our home today.
The Time To Renovate Is Overdue
But that old warehouse was never intended to be used as a community center. We've done a very good job making do, but the time has come, and is in fact overdue, to renovate our physical home to match the high caliber of programs and services we offer and our community deserves.
Floor Plans & Architectural Renderings:
In The News:
Features of a renovated St. Michaels Community Center
The newly renovated facility will include a modern, well-equipped commercial kitchen, where we can train people for jobs in restaurants and hotels, and from which we can continue to serve tens of thousands of meals to those in need.
Renovation Project Team:
Culinary & Hospitality Advisory Team,
Workforce Development Program:
Renovation Tour with Architect Mark McInturff:
Come along on this video tour with us of our under-renovation building with architect Mark McInturff. You'll be able to hear what stays and see the bare bones of our lumber warehouse building. (Please turn up the volume for better sound.) This tour took place on Mon., Dec. 5, 2022. More photos are also below.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES