With the changing of seasons we are excited to announce big changes at Liberty Park Community Development Center…
It has always been our mission to serve the families of the east central community of Spokane, WA. For years we have built up programs that focused on the education and stabilization of the youth in this area. In the past year we have worked as a team to grow our vision, expand our mission, and create more programs fit for every single person in this unique neighborhood. We have partnered with Proclaim Liberty and HUD to institute the Neighborhood Networks program at LPCDC. We have also added a brand new refugee assistance program through Americorps VISTA. So we’d like to reintroduce ourselves to you.
What is Liberty Park Community Development Center?
We are a community center located in the middle of one of Spokane’s most diverse neighborhoods. As a mission of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest, we seek to be living witness to the Spirit’s work in Spokane. Our mission is to empower the people of Liberty Park by offering free resources and tools that allow our residents to push themselves towards greater things. We encourage academic and social growth in the lives of both children and adults, and create opportunities for our residents to practice that growth.
What Happens at LPCDC?
So much. We have created, and are continuing to create programs designed to empower the people of Liberty Park. Each of our programs is free and open to the people of Spokane.
- Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) - free preschool (age 3-4) to those who meet the low-income qualifications.
- Monday-Thursday 8:30-11:30 or 12:15-3:15
- Champions After-School Drop-In Program - free after-school program for all school-age children, includes free tutoring and mentorship.
- Monday-Friday 3-5:45
- English as a Second Language (ESL) - free English classes
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-1:30 (temporarily on hold)
- Neighborhood Networks - free resources for educational, social, and job-related growth. Free computer lab. Free appointments with NN director, Natalie Cannavo, for goal-setting, job counseling, academic assistance, etc.
- Community activities and events - free events for the entire community each month.
- Fresh Produce Food Bank - free fresh produce for the residents of Liberty Park donated by the Thursday Market of the Perry district, along with Catholic Charities
- Vista - Refugee assistance program that offers help in job placement, English learning, etc.
Who are the people behind LPCDC?
- LPCDC Board
- Natalie Cannavo - LPCDC Director
- Tayler Flemming - Champions Teacher
- Abbie Hochberger - VISTA Volunteer
- Ivy Chetverikov - ECEAP Director
- Emily Crosswhite - ECEAP Family Service Coordinator (FSC)
- Erin Haworth - ECEAP Teacher
- Michele DeLong - ECEAP Cook
We are so excited to be entering this new season at Liberty Park; and as always, we are ecstatic to share this journey with you. We ask for your support as we continue serving the East central neighborhood of Spokane.