ARPA Notice Of Funding Availability – City Of Kalamazoo Summer Program Fund

KYD Network serves as the intermediary organization for Kalamazoo County’s Out-of-School Time (OST) sector.


Esmirna Amaya


930 Lake St # A,
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Community Healing Center: Niñas del Corazón

Niñas Del Corazón (Girls of the Heart) Programa is an after school and summer program benefiting Latina Youth ages 8 to 15, living in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. The program is a partnership with local Hispanic resource El Concilio and provides support in addressing environmental factors and concerns of Kalamazoo’s Hispanic community. These include issues such as low academic performance, substance use, and acculturation. Educational curriculum is in Spanish and program staff are culturally competent, bilingual, and come from relatable backgrounds. The program aims to build respect and trust, boost academic performance and social emotional development, and empower young Latina women to excel.

Program Starts


Focus Area(s)

Tutoring, Career & College Readiness, Life Skills

Meals Served


Program Ends


Days and Times

Monday – Thursday 3-6

Grade Level(s)

Elementary, Middle School