poverty

6:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kids Count Report Finds Michigan in Bottom Half of Nation for Child Well Being

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Michigan was 32nd overall in 2014 report, down one spot from 2013
LANSING -- Michigan is improving slightly for major factors in child well-being, but still lags far behind the majority of states, according to the 25th annual "Kids Count" report. The report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, revealed that while preschool attendance rates, teen birth rates and child poverty all improved from last year's report, the state remains mired behind its neighbors.
6:24 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Launches Capital Campaign in Holland

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Organization looking to help more families with housing
Nothing takes the place of a safe home. For that reason, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity has launched its "Blueprint to ReBuild the Lakeshore" initiative, a three-year quest to raise $1.2 million.Even while helping 150 families in the greater Holland area, Habitat looked for ways to do more, Lakeshore Habitat Humanity Executive Director Jack Zandstra said Wednesday.
10:27 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Discuss Poverty Reduction Proposals Monday Night

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One report estimates that 46% of the city's children live in poverty
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will talk about poverty in the city at a work session tonight. Commissioners in January outlined five priorities for the city for 2014 and 2015, including that the city commission will take an advocacy role in working toward reducing poverty.
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

WestSouthwest with Teresa Bingman

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

Interview with Teresa Bingman

    

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center in 2013. 

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