Classes and Education

Upcoming Classes

North Kent Connect partners with local businesses and organizations to bring clients and community members a series of free, educational, and hands-on classes. The classes focus on a variety of different topics and are held at NKC.

Upcoming Classes


Yoga (presented by the YMCA)
- Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Flooring (presented by Home Repair Services) - Thursday, August 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Yoga (presented by the YMCA) - Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fall Home Maintenance (presented by Home Repair Services)
Thursday, September 13 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Client Only Program

Farm To Pantry Program
In partnership with Access of West Michigan, the Farm to Pantry program connects Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares from Plainsong Farm to families within the service area. The program meets each Tuesday from June 5 until October 30, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Get to know your farmer, see where your food is grown, and connect with your community!

What to expect:

  • This program requires a commitment to meet weekly for four months.
  • One hour of education (canning, local food system, food justice, cooking) at NKC.
  • 30 minutes at Plainsong Farm for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick up.
  • Receive a half share of CSA weekly (5-8 varieties of veggies weekly).
This program is offered to clients only.

Open to the first 40 updated NKC clients - Call or meet with a case manager to sign up today.

Classes and Client V.I.P

When clients participate in classes, they can earn a gift card to the North Kent Connect Store, as a part of the V.I.P Plan. The V.I.P Plan encourages clients to volunteer in the community or invest in themselves by taking a class.

West Michigan Works! Satellite Site at North Kent Connect

North Kent Connect now offers services to help people find jobs. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., West Michigan Works! will help people with resume building, writing cover letters, and more at the NKC location. Anyone can use West Michigan Works! Services. You do not have to be a client of NKC. (Please note that West Michigan Works! will be closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

West Michigan Works! is a workforce development firm that aims to develop Michigan’s economic future, and helps others take the next step in a new career, free of charge. Those who come in will have access to the computer lab, printing, and fax services.

For more information about West Michigan Works! and to see upcoming hiring events and workshop schedules, please visit westmiworks.org.

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North Kent Connect

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Client Services Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Client-Only Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

West Michigan Works! Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch

Hablamos español:
Para servicios en español por favor contacte
Nicole Rodriguez, Administrada de Casos
616-866-3478 ext. 343 o Erin Niece,
Especialista Administrativo 616-866-3478 ext. 346