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Come-Union Garden

September 28, 2008

Erik Benson has been working hard on his 3 year old Come-Union (formerly Moonbeam) community garden on Kalamazoo’s Northside. He’s been putting in a lot of compost,…

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History Detectives

September 28, 2008

Donna Odum and Bre Austin from the Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society (http://smbhs.org/) have created History Detectives, an after-school program for middle school students. Students will interview…

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Transition Center Pilot Project

September 28, 2008

Sheri Ritchie and Deb Hansen are life/executive coaches at the Comstock Community Center. They have developed the Transition Center, which is designed to help baby boomers identify…

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Doorways to Love and Forgiveness

September 28, 2008

A self-professed “heart person,” Janet Graham developed a 2-week summer arts program that would bring together youth from various parts of the city of Kalamazoo. The young…

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Beadwork

September 25, 2008

Margy Hunter is an art teacher at Kalamazoo’s Phoenix Alternative High School. She works hard to find alternatives to keep her at-risk students engaged in their artwork,…

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