Kalamazoo Promise

Learning Network
7:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WSW: A Culture of Learning

Kalamazoo school bus - file photo
Credit WMUK


The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo was launched in 2011 as a collaborative effort to get every child in Kalamazoo County ready for school, college and beyond. 

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1:25 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Examining the Effectiveness of "Promise Like" Programs in Kalamazoo and Other Cities

The New Republic considers studies from the Upjohn Institute and other sources in analysis of scholarship programs
If a college degree is becoming as essential as a high school diploma was a generation ago, why not make college free? This was the essential question behind an ongoing experiment called the Kalamazoo Promise, launched in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 2005.
WMU Community Empowerment Center
8:05 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WSW: WMU's Community Empowerment Center

Project Connect in Kalamazoo connects families to free services - file photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center last year to address the issue of poverty. 

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WMU Empowerment Center
6:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

WMU Empowerment Center Works to Reduce Poverty and Inequality

Teresa Bingman says the Kalamazoo Promise can be one tool to help get people out of poverty
Credit WMUK


Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center in 2013. 

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Communities in Schools
9:29 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

WestSouthwest: Communities in Schools looks to eliminate barriers to education

Pam Kingery (left) and Carolyn H. Williams
Credit Kalamazoo Communities in Schools


Kalamazoo Communities in Schools has launched a three-year, $4.5-million campaign to fund its operations. 

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