Harambee House is located in Wellington Heights. The name Harambee means “let’s work together” in Swahili. The building is a renovated old firehouse and now serves families in a wide-variety of ways: developing parenting skills, mental health assistance and work skills development.
Jane Boyd Community House is located in the heart of the Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood, blocks away from NewBo City Market and across the street from the City of Cedar Rapids’ Bender Pool. Jane Boyd is also a neighbor to the Community Health Free Clinic. The building is used primarily for after-school programs and has more than 11 classrooms dedicated to educational instruction, activities and recreation. The Jane Boyd Community House gymnasium has long been a location where athletic teams come together to play basketball and train for other sports.
The Cedar Valley Resource Center is located at the Cedar Valley Apartments complex. The resource center was built shortly after a 180+ unit remodeling project in 2009-2010 and houses four classrooms, including a computer lab, art space and activity center. The resource center also has a large community space with a kitchen that’s used regularly by residents and a playground known as Sonja’s Place.
The Hawthorne Hills Resource Center is located at the Hawthorne Hills Apartments complex. The resource center was built after a 200+ unit remodeling project in 2009-2010 and houses one after-school classroom with a computer lab, reading area and activity center. The resource center has a large community room, laundry room and main office.
Johnson Elementary - also known as Johnson School of the Arts - is located in the heart of the Wellington Heights neighborhood. The Achievement Academy at Johnson Elementary is a before and after-school program that takes place in the school cafeteria, gymnasium and assorted classrooms.
The Paul Engle Center is a former corner grocery store in the Wellington Heights neighborhood. Paul Engle was a famous writer who grew up in the Wellington Heights area and created the University of Iowa International Writing Program. The first floor of the center has been renovated to provide a large community meeting space and training center - home to the PATHS program. The second floor of the building houses a computer lab for work skills training.