The Mariam Center is designed for family and youth enrichment. This two-story, 30,000-square foot facility is estimated for completion in 2019. The main level will contain five meeting rooms, a youth activity room, exercise room, and gymnasium with locker rooms, as well as administrative offices. The lower level will contain 19 meeting rooms.
The proposed 30,000-square-foot center is intended to provide facilities where the entire community, from infants to seniors, can come together to receive positive and uplifting experiences. The development of this building will enable more opportunities to spread love,joy, and hope to the larger Detroit metropolitan area through works of outreach and cultural awareness. It is the intention of the Mariam Center to include a flavor of cultural enrichment with all of its activities.
At the Mariam Center, St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church will continue to host many membership and outreach programs for all community members to participate in. Currently, educational programs for all age groups are held in the Activity Center at the Church,including: Mother and Toddler Playgroups, Junior High and High School academic and sports activities, ongoing teen leadership programs, college and young adult service programs, and continuing Adult Education,including bilingual education. Also offered is adult day care, outreach for abused mothers, after school latch-key programs, grief counseling, and alcoholics anonymous (AA), as well as cultural awareness meetings.