Douglass Unit

Our Douglass Unit is located in the Northside neighborhood in Kalamazoo. The Unit is located in the
Douglass Community Association's Douglass Community Center.


Douglass UNIT

1000 West Paterson Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 344-5350

Unit Director, Ronnie Slaven—

Club Hours

Monday-Wednesday & Friday:  3:30pm – 8:00pm
Thursday:  3:30pm – 6:00pm
Teen Nights:  Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
New Member Orientation:  Tuesday: 6:30pm


Delivering some of the harvest to Loaves and Fishes!

Harvesting the garden and donating to Kalamazoo Loaves and FIshes

Each spring, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes works with the Kalamazoo Valley Plant Growers Co-op to receive donated fruit and veggie seedlings. They received hundreds of plants for clients, and some that didn't get taken home were planted in the Community Association's garden. Youth members from the Douglass Unit spent some time picking veggies those same seedlings produced, and then donated it back to KLF. We love when giving comes full circle. Jackie Smith, the Douglass Pantry Coordinator, made sure the kids got to see where their freshly-picked donations would be stored for clients this week.

The veggies grew amazing!

The first harvest!

The youth had a blast learning how to garden!

We made some artwork for the garden!