& Services

Hikone Community Center

2724 Hikone Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

The Ride Public Bus Route: #5 & #24

P: 734.973.1183 │ F: 888.343.4454

Community Action Network began its work in the Hikone neighborhood – one of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission public housing communities. Hikone is located in SE Ann Arbor and houses 29 families.


The community is ideally located, across the street from Buhr Park, surrounded by Rose and Mary Doyle parks. In addition to a well-utilized community vegetable garden, Hikone has a greenhouse, two beautiful playgrounds, and a fitness trail.

Educating Children & Youth

  • Free 6-week Educational Summer Camp designed to prevent summer learning loss

  • Free After School Program that provides homework & reading support, enrichment activities, social-emotional development, snack, and more

  • CAN Art & Design program in which students develop creative skillsets to inquire, design, build, and connect with their broader community


  • School-Family Liaison Services

stabilizing Families

  • Holiday gift support (for select families)

  • Utility shut-off and eviction prevention for Hikone residents

  • Referrals to additional Washtenaw County resources

  • Free food is provided to the children & youth attending Hikone's After School and Summer Programs

  • Emergency food pantry available when the community center is open for Hikone residents

  • Bi-weekly food distributions for Hikone residents

Building Community

  • CAN hosts regular holiday and community parties/events 

  • Relationship-building between teachers, CAN staff, and CAN families

  • Conflict-resolution between community members

  • Partners with Ann Arbor Police Department to promote positive relationships between police and community members​​​ with programs like Hoopin' at Hikone

Looking for more resources?

Visit CAN's Washtenaw County Resource Guide to find what you need.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 10:30am-3:00pm

Friday: 10:30am-2:00pm

Colette DeRaud (she, her, hers), Director of Hikone Community Center


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CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods

to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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