poverty http://wmuk.org en WSW: WMU's Community Empowerment Center http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-wmus-community-empowerment-center <p></p><p>Western Michigan University launched the <a href="http://www.wmich.edu/empowerment">Community Empowerment Center</a> last year to address the issue of poverty.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:05:54 +0000 Gordon Evans 12262 at http://wmuk.org WSW: WMU's Community Empowerment Center WMU Empowerment Center Works to Reduce Poverty and Inequality http://wmuk.org/post/wmu-empowerment-center-works-reduce-poverty-and-inequality <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Michigan University launched the </span><a href="http://www.wmich.edu/empowerment" style="line-height: 1.5;">Community Empowerment Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2013.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:44:39 +0000 Gordon Evans 12219 at http://wmuk.org WMU Empowerment Center Works to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Project connects the poor to vital services http://wmuk.org/post/project-connects-poor-vital-services <p>Many agencies offer help to people in the Kalamazoo area who are homeless or need help getting health care or food for their families. But if you’re poor, getting to those agencies can be a serious problem. To overcome that barrier, many agencies will gather in one place on Wednesday, <strong>November 13th</strong>, to make access much easier.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:01:07 +0000 Andrew Robins 10242 at http://wmuk.org Project connects the poor to vital services National housing advocate in Kalamazoo http://wmuk.org/post/national-housing-advocate-kalamazoo <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The President of the <a href="http://nlihc.org/">National Low Income Housing Coalition</a> hopes for a quick end to the shutdown of the federal government.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:49:08 +0000 Gordon Evans 9226 at http://wmuk.org National housing advocate in Kalamazoo Project Connect helps get services to the poor http://wmuk.org/post/project-connect-helps-get-services-poor <p>If you’re poor in Kalamazoo County, getting vital social services can be a challenge. It’s even harder if you don’t have a car. But twice a year, Project Connect helps low-income residents get the services they need through one-stop shopping. The next one will be on Wednesday, May 8th, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Kalamazoo County Expo Center at the county fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 13:26:41 +0000 Andrew Robins 4812 at http://wmuk.org Project Connect helps get services to the poor