Nizhoni House: "Beautiful" in Navajo
Nizhoni is located on the northeast side of Grand Rapids in the Creston Neighborhood. Creston has long been an ethnically diverse, working class neighborhood. While many neighbors struggle with the challenges of poverty. Creston residents are known to organize when faced with community troubles, and their work results in a strong sense of ownership in the community.
Students who live in the Nizhoni house have the opportunity to join Creston Christian Reformed Church's ministry. Additionally, a host of organizations happily welcome Calvin students to participate in service-learning. In the past, Calvin students have worked with Catherine's Care Center, a health clinic free to the uninsured; Northeast Community Ministry's food pantry and Supper House; the Healthy Homes Coalition; as well as the neighborhood schools.
Location: 1335 Buffalo Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Nizhoni is located just off of Plainfield and Lenoard. How many people live in Nizhoni: 5 Calvin College students and the mentor family