poverty

10:27 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Discuss Poverty Reduction Proposals Monday Night

Lead in text: 
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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WMUK News
1:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Project connects the poor to vital services

Billboard advertising a previous Project Connect event
Credit Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative

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, November 13th, to make access much easier.

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Low income housing
8:49 am
Thu October 3, 2013

National housing advocate in Kalamazoo

Home in Atlantic City, New Jersey - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Sheila Crowley

    

The President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition hopes for a quick end to the shutdown of the federal government. 

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