William & Janet Strickler Nonprofit Center maintains operations while beginning renovation project

Work recently began on a renovation project inside the William & Janet Strickler Nonprofit Center (WJSNC), located at 1114 W. High Street in Mt. Pleasant.

The nearly $300,000 renovation project will bring the WJSNC into compliance with current building and fire codes, reconfigure the interior space to support the activities of the tenant agencies, and add a fire security system, along with a variety of other improvements such as a shared conference room space for use by the tenant organizations.

The renovation project was a part of the $1.1 million-dollar capital campaign led by the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation that also funded the purchase of the 17,760 square foot building in 2019.

Completion of the renovation work is scheduled for late 2020. Konwinski Construction of Mt. Pleasant is serving as general contractor. The agencies are still operational, due to social distancing and safety requirements, each agency has adjusted times and dates listed on their individual websites.

“This renovation project will create a secure and up-to-date home for organizations working hard to break the cycle of poverty in our community,” says WJSNC Board of Trustees President Robert Powell. “We are so grateful to all who donated time, energy, and money to make this project and this Center a reality for Isabella County.”

The mission of the WJSNC is to foster strong collaboration among key social service agencies by developing a shared physical space and cooperative interactions to address the needs of Isabella County residents living in or near poverty. The WJSNC, itself a nonprofit organization, is home to The Care Store, Clothing, INC, Community Compassion Network, and AARP Foundation SCSEP

To learn more or to donate, visit www.stricklercenter.org or Facebook.