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Community Impact Tour

Community Impact Tours are a great way to see and learn about several United Way partner agencies that serve our community.

The needs in each Kent County neighborhood are complex and they cannot be addressed by one person, one agency, or one community organization. United Way is able to connect thousands of donors to more than 50 local organizations that help address many needs. It is our goal that you will walk away from this tour with a better understanding of the impact that Heart of West Michigan United Way has on the community as a whole.

August Tour: SECOM & The Hispanic Center of West Michigan

SECOM (South End Community Outreach Ministries): 

SECOM is the key resource center for Southwest Kent County, serving people experiencing hunger and poverty in parts of Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, and Kentwood. United Way funding allows SECOM’s food pantry serve more than one thousand families every year.

Hispanic Center of West Michigan:

The Hispanic Center serves the needs of the Latino and broader community, striving to provide an avenue for education and openness to promote discussion of the distinctions and values of different nationalities and cultures. The Center offers services that individuals and families need to help them achieve self-sufficiency and helps promote Spanish cultural sensitivity in West Michigan. United Way funding supports the Hispanic Center’s learning programs, including English as a second language courses, GED classes, and opportunities for children to stop summer learning loss and increase reading and math skills to appropriate grade levels.


This is a FREE event. For additional information, please contact

Earlier Event: August 1
Stuff the Bus
Later Event: August 25
Wolverine Worldwide Shoe Sale