Revitalizing the Getsemani Community Center
Right in our backyard is a unique space with a lot of potential for education and parenting, cultural and family events, elderly and adult events, politics, community or anything else.
Want to get involved in a local project? The Getsemani Community Center is a location in need of a facelift. Individuals from around the community looking to make the center a community space that will be able to host a variety of programs and events.
There’s a lot of potential for student/faculty projects and volunteerism for individuals and groups to get involved in. Some major suggestions for the space include:
- Education and parenting: getting parents involved in education, basic computer skills for parents, tutoring time for kids, college entry assistance, dinner for graduating students, parenting (English and Spanish), family movie nights, kids-only movie nights (especially for working moms), business startup workshops
- Cultural and family events: Cinco de Mayo celebration, cultural arts and crafts, ballet folklorico lessons, neighborhood talent/musicians
- Elderly and adult events: club for seniors, Senior Salsa afternoons, bingo, exercise (i.e. Zumba, low impact)
- Politics and community: Voter responsibilities, general election process, voter registration, citizenship classes, immigration issues, community service activities
The center is located at the corner of 19th and Church St, just a mile or so down the road from Southwestern. The GCC office is located at 414 E. 19th Street, TX 78626.
If you’re interested in getting involved with Getsemani, contact Creuza Maciel at 512-864-9897 or email@example.com.