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Community Council

The Auburn Hills community includes more than 20 non-profit and civic programs and organizations. These members comprise the Auburn Hills Community Council and are deserving of your support of time and resources. 

Autism Alliance of Michigan

Ensuring high quality services and opportunities for all individuals, young and old, with Autism. The Autism Alliance has provided opportunity for individuals with autism that will improve quality of life through education and comprehensive services. The organization commits to community involvement by coordinating statewide initiates and partnerships with other autism-related organizations to offer educational training, seminars and workshops.

Contact: Audra Parsons
248.914.7087 | audra.parsons@aaomi.org

Auburn Hills Community Foundation

The Auburn Hills Community Foundation seeks to be the charity of choice for charitable giving in the Auburn Hills community. The Foundation's goal is to fund worthwhile endeavors not typically funded by the local government, such as community groups and service organizations that strengthen Auburn Hills and align with the goals and objectives of the foundation.

Contact: Thomas Tanghe
248.370.9440 | ttanghe@auburnhills.org | www.ahcommunityfoundation.org

Avondale Education Foundation

Helping kids get hooked on learning is the mission of the Avondale Foundation. With a focus on supporting student development and excellence in learning, Avondale Foundation helps to nurture community/school partnerships. This creates a favorable atmosphere for creative teaching and the acquisition and distribution of resources that help to grow and promote education related programs for Avondale students.

Contact: Kim Nash
248.537.6000 | kim.nash@avondale.k12.mi.us | avondalefoundation.org

Avondale SKILL Program

SKILL (Successful Keys for Independent Learning and Living) is a program for adult students of the Avondale School District who have a disability. Curriculum focuses on vocational independence and self-sufficiency. Businesses have an opportunity to partner with SKILL by providing entry-level clerical projects for the students. In the SKILL facility, and under the supervision of staff, students use the projects to increase fine motor and motion planning aptitudes as well as to develop and improve their universal soft skills.

Contact: Annette McAvoy
248.537.6440 | annette.mcavoy@avondale.k12.mi.us | avondale.mi.schoolwebpages.com

Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan

Since 1926, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (originally the Boys' Club of Detroit) has provided high-quality youth development programs, sporting activities, events and a safe haven for children. The Clubs have been credited with 'saving lives' of children who often have no one to turn to in times of family problems, poverty, failing grades and other difficult situations. The Club's directors, professional staff and volunteers help children ages 6 to 18 grow into responsible, self-reliant and caring individuals.

Contact: Mike Brown
248.852.1336 | mbrown@bgcsm.org | www.bgcm.org

City of Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Auburn Hills by providing quality parks and recreation opportunities with a variety of year-round programs, special events and facilities for people of all ages and abilities. Recreational experiences are available close to home at one of the four major city parks and in a variety of programs and annual community events offered throughout the year.

Contact: Brian Marzolf
248.370.9353 | bmarzolf@auburnhills.org | www.auburnhills.org

City of Auburn Hills Senior Services

The mission of the City of Auburn Hills Senior Citizens Service Department is to act as a community focal point on aging, where seniors, families, caregivers and the community can come for services, information and support. The Senior Services Department will strive to provide effective, informative, and current programs, services and events.

Contact: Karen Adcock
248.370.9353 | kadcock@auburnhills.org | www.auburnhills.org

Come Together

Palace Sports and Entertainment, the Detroit Pistons and the Come Together Foundation have combined all community relations efforts under the brand of “Come Together”. The Pistons focus on programming in the community by celebrating volunteerism through the Game Changers program and by aligning with the League-wide NBA Cares programming such as: youth basketball, education and mentoring, military causes, fitness and wellness initiatives and greening/environmental efforts.

Contact: Heather Collart
248.377.8243 | hcollart@palacenet.com | www.pistons.com/community

Community Network Services

Community Network Services (CNS) is a private, non-profit human services agency that provides comprehensive behavioral health services. Established in 2002, CNS is committed to providing essential mental health services that: meet the needs of persons served; help individuals improve the quality of their lives; and reduce the all too common sense of isolation. Our mission is to provide services and support which promotes recovery, productivity and health/wellness.

Contact: Jeffrey Segnitz
248.409.4163 | jsegnitz@cnsmi.org | www.cnsmi.org

The Crittenton Foundation

The Crittenton Foundation is known for the advancement of health programs and services to save lives and promote wellness. As a not-for-profit hospital, Crittenton depends greatly on a culture of philanthropy – charitable giving provides the community with the cutting edge technologies and equipment, as well as programs and services that improve patient care. The Crittenton Foundation has supported many projects and programs, including physician and nursing education, renovation of operating suites, patient transportation, medical technology, and lifesaving equipment.

Contact: Ashleigh Dunham
248.652.5031 | adunham@crittenton.com | www.crittenton.com/foundation/

Easter Seals Michigan

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work, or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

Contact: Jennifer Cleary
248.475.6400 | info@essmichigan.org | www.mi.easterseals.com

Five Points Community Church

Five Points Community Church in Auburn Hills has a long and prominent tradition in the City of Auburn Hills. Five Points Church offers group and field trips for families, children, students and adults, as well as serving opportunities such as domestic and international missionaries. Five Points Community Church welcomes community members to visit their church and see what they have to offer.

Contact: JJ Sherwood
248.373.1381 | info@5pointscc.org | www.5pointscc.org

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County

A faith-based, grassroots organization whose mission is to serve and empower families on their path to safe, decent, and affordable home ownership. The organization accomplishes this by bringing people together to build homes, community, and hope. Habitat for Humanity builds new homes and rehabilitates homes in Oakland County with volunteer labor led by staff Site Supervisors. With the support of individuals, corporations, and faith groups, the organization is able to acquire properties and construction materials to complete the mission.

Contact: Elizabeth Heiss Wyss
248.336.1843 | elizabethh@habitatoakland.org | HabitatOakland.org

Junior Achievement

In partnership with the business community, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan serves 10 counties and reaches K-12 students with proven, quality educational programs that provide an understanding of financial concepts, a vision of economic opportunity, and a reason to stay in school. Inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, JA programs are critical to students in the most under-served communities. JA's partnership with the Auburn Hills Chamber has impacted more than 1000 children in Auburn Hills community. Trained business volunteers serve as role models for students as they support the JA curriculum.

Contact: Cindy Bazner
313.962.5689 | cbazner@jamichigan.org | www.jamichigan.org

Meadow Brook Hall

Built in 1929, Meadow Brook Hall is Michigan’s newest Historical Landmark and one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. Hall visitors can take advantage of guided tours, purchase souvenirs in the store and check out the current exhibits featured throughout the museum. Meadow Brook Hall is available to businesses by means of hosting business meetings and events. Community members are also invited to participate in youth programs and special seasonal occasions and celebrations.

Contact: Shannon O'Berski
248.364.6200 | stobersk@oakland.edu | www.meadowbrookhall.org

Meadow Brook Theatre

Meadow Brook Theatre is the largest professionally producing theatre in Michigan. The theatre was started in 1966 on the campus of Oakland University where it still operates today. Beginning with the 2003-2004 season Meadow Brook Theatre separated from Oakland University. Meadow Brook Theatre Ensemble was formed as a non-profit  group to continue to provide the regional theatre experience for our community. We are now a non-profit organization with 501(c) status.

Contact: Paige Vanzo
248.370.3317 | pbiggsvanzo@gmail.com | mbtheatre.com

Morning Optimist Club

The Morning Optimist Club is comprised of business owners, educators, community leaders, retirees, professionals, and citizens with the common goal of being a 'Friend of Youth.' Optimist Club activities include: youth essay contests, safety classes, and programs for educator, fire fighter and policeman of the year. The Morning Optimist Club meets Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 am at the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn Hills.

Contact: Bill Johnson
248.375.2790 | www.optimist.org

Neighborhood House

(Rochester Area) Neighborhood House, Inc., a non-profit human service organization founded by communities of faith in 1968, assists families within our service area during times of hardship. Neighborhood House provides assistance to individuals and families with basic emergency needs such as food, clothing, financial assistance, transportation, job coaching, job finding assistance, budget coaching and more. Our primary goal is to help move families toward economic self-sufficiency while we partner with the community and other social service providers to help our neighbors in need. Our service area includes Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township.

Contact: Michelle Zelazny
248.651.5836 | funddevelop@ranh.org

North Oakland YMCA

The purpose of the North Oakland Family YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As part of a worldwide movement of health seekers, YMCA members share a common goal of building strong communities through active, engaged lifestyles. With a focus on providing resources for families, the YMCA community welcomes new members, encouraging them to enrich spirit, mind and body.

Contact: Chris King
248.370.9622 | cking@ymcametrodetroit.org | www.ymcadetroit.org/north-oakland

Rochester Area Neighborhood House

Rochester Area Neighborhood House, a non-profit human services organization founded by communities of faith in 1968, assists families within our service area during times of hardship. Neighborhood House partners with the community and other social service providers to help neighbors in need move toward self sufficiency. Although we assist families with basic emergency needs such as food, clothing, housing, transportation and more, our primary goal is to help move families toward economic self-sufficiency.

Contact: Linda Riggs
248.651.5836 | director@ranh.org | www.ranh.org

Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition

The RAHCC is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles, preventing and reducing substance abuse, and promoting safety in collaboration with youth, families, and other sectors of our community. The RAHCC sponsors many safe, substance-free activities and is associated with Rochester PRIDE, a group of students who develop programs that send a drug-free message to students, and Upper Room, a safe gathering place for teens on Saturday evenings.

Contact: Bradley Barnes
248.346.7031 | info@rahcc.org | www.rahcc.org

The River Church of Auburn Hills

River Church of Auburn Hills is led by several pastors of varying ages. The River Church of Auburn Hills plays a vital role in the lives of their members, holding special prayer services through the week, martial arts for children and performing community service projects in the Metro Detroit Area. The church also offers counseling, information on support services to help with day-to-day needs.

Contact: Mahlon Ozman
248.853.1524 | info@therivercampus.com | www.therivercampus.com

The Salvation Army - Easter Michigan Division

The Salvation Army, a charity organization rooted deeply in the Christian faith, is not at work in 121 countries and benefits more than 20 million people each year in the United States alone. The Salvation Army landed in the United States in 1880 and began serving Detroit in 1887. The organization's mission is to meet human needs in the name of Jesus without discrimination, offering hope with utility assistance, free legal aid, food assistance, shelter, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, after school programming, outdoor activities, music and spiritual worship. The Salvation Army has more than 40 centers of service in metropolitan Detroit.

Contact: Rebecca Hepner

248.200.3469 | emiweb@usc.salvationarmy.org | www.tsagift.org