Financial Empowerment Celebrates Milestone

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Cristo Rey Community Center and Mayor Virg Bernero celebrated the 10,000th financial counseling session provided by the Lansing Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The Lansing FEC, which was launched four years ago this month, provides...

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Thanksgiving 2016

Cristo Rey Community Center has been serving Thanksgiving Day dinner for over 20 years. As the temperature drops and the year comes to an end, communities fill with holiday cheer. The mention of Thanksgiving brings thoughts of a warm meal, being surrounding by family...

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Rock the Block

The block was rocked! Habitat for Humanity Capital Region partnered with Capital Area United Way, Consumers Energy, Cristo Rey Community Center and Lansing Board of Water and Light for the Rock the Block in Lansing on Sept. 19-23. Hundreds of volunteers from the...

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Volunteers from AIM High

The Cristo Rey Community Center would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the volunteers from AIM High. On August 17th, 2016, ten students from the program were a great help while volunteering in our Kitchen and Community Garden. What is AIM high? AIM High...

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Join us for 2016 Thanksgiving Feast

Join us for 2016 Thanksgiving Feast Free holiday dinner for those not able to enjoy one at home Thursday, November 24, 2016, the meal will be served noon-2:00pm Cristo Rey Community Center gym, 1717 N. High St., Lansing, MI 48906 The Thanksgiving Feast can be brought...

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Cover Story for Dr. Aimee

Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins featured in MSU Magazine Cover story titled "Living her Legacy at Cristo Rey" Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins, Cristo Rey's resident pediatrician, was the cover story of a Michigan State University magazine this summer.  The MSU College of...

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Addiction Recovery: stay on track

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling In the past two years, the death tolls from opiate overdoses alone have increased over 400%, bypassing auto accidents in the United States for the cause of death. Another estimated 18...

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Helping Women Period in the Lansing area

Mother nature’s gift, that time of the month, Aunt Flo, the rag, the list goes on. There are plenty of words in reference to a women’s monthly menstruation. These code names just reveal how uncomfortable it can be for many people to talk about something that happens...

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Don’t fall prey to predatory lenders

What is predatory lending? Much like in nature, the predator attacks their prey when they are vulnerable. Predatory lending is unfair and unethical to those they deceive. These lenders often feed on those already troubled to make ends meet, convincing them to agree to...

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New shelter in Lansing called, Home

“Home is the nicest word there is” –Laura Ingalls Wilder Home for many people is their sanctuary; a safe place, somewhere to call your own, where memories are made and days are spent with family. But for some, home is nowhere. With changes in the economy over the last...

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Making and Maintaining a budget

“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of where it went,” wise words of the budget expert, Dave Ramsey. Creating a budget is important so that you can make the most of the money you work so hard for. The trick is, to spend less than the money you have...

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Don’t slip through the cracks

Despite the progress of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act, people in the community are still falling through the cracks. 16% of Michigan residents were uninsured in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, leaving them vulnerable without access to...

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Volunteer of the Year

Meet Sammi Samantha Wood has been volunteering at Cristo Rey Community Center for the last two years between three and five days a week. She likes to spend most of her time doing data entry in the CRCC Clothes Closet. She helps to make sure community members have...

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