Jubilee Ministries in the Midtown Center - Holland, Michigan
Strategically located in the heart of downtown Holland, Jubilee ministries and the Midtown Center are making a measurable impact on the redevelopment of the community. Originally built in the 1920's, the Midtown Center was constructed to serve as the Holland High School. The adjacent building, now known as Mid Town Village, was built in the 1930's to serve as the Holland Junior High School.
in 2006, Development Strategies spearheaded the philanthropic fundraising campaign for Jubilee, beginning with a feasibility study and culminating in successfully raising 2.3 million dollars that was then leveraged against state and federal housing grants and tax credits to make this concept a reality. This funding was then used to re-purpose these buildings to house multiple non-profits as well as a satellite campus for Grand Rapids Community College.