Sister Circles


The Sister Circles program is at the heart of the Treetops Collective mission of connecting refugee women to people and opportunities so they can flourish for generations to come.

Treetops Sister Circles exist to welcome our newest sisters in West Michigan, listen to their definition of success, and become their ally in reaching their goals. All members of Sister Circles benefit from mutual exploration of each other’s cultures, goals, and dreams.

Although we can offer group activities and educational information as an organization, the heart of welcoming our newest neighbors can only be done through meaningful relationships.

Building Social Fabric 

Cross-Cultural Partnerships

Seeking to form meaningful, lasting relationships, Sisters meet 4 hours a month for a minimum of six months in each other’s homes and experience life together by meeting family members, sharing meals, practicing English, and going on excursions in and around Grand Rapids.

Teen Girls' Group

This program started with Rwandan and Congolese girls from Union High School. They named their group ‘Gukura’ which means ‘to grow’ in Kinyarwanda.

Monthly meetings center on leadership development and becoming connected citizens in our community. This group is currently led by Clementine Sikiri who came as a refugee when she was 9 years old.

Get Involved

You have the power to make our community a more welcoming place for our newest neighbors.

Sign up to join Sister Circles (or refer someone) here.

Questions? Contact us.