Thank you for your interest in volunteering
with the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative.

Volunteers are critical to helping us change the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children by providing access to quality early education!

We need YOUR SUPPORT to impact our current reality:

  • In 2016, an IFF study found over 4,000 Grand Rapids children were left without access to early education.
  • Early childhood education services available in our target neighborhoods only meet the needs of one-seventh of eligible children.
Our vision includes partnering with volunteers like you to create a community where all children, regardless of the neighborhood in which they live, are able to thrive developmentally and educationally allowing them to fully embrace their potential and become self-sufficient adults.

We are immensely grateful for the support of donors and volunteers who have helped us impact over 2,000 children since our organization started on this journey in 2010.


Here are just a few ways in which volunteers have
helped us make a positive impact on local children:
Classroom Readers:
National Reading Month
Donation Drive:
Holy Spirit Collection for ELNC Families
Special Events:
Preschool Graduation Celebration
Corporate Outreach:
Blandford Nature Center Animal Visit

Thank you for joining us in accomplishing our mission of implementing an intentional Early Childhood Education service system aimed at providing, expanding and sustaining the capacity of high-quality, early care and education programs in the
vulnerable neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

For questions, please contact Linda Postma - linda@elncgr.org / 616-608-0766.