University-Community Empowerment

Building Capacity—Creating Opportunities—Overcoming Barriers—Inspiring Action

The University-Community Empowerment Center at Western Michigan University is a research and policy training center that collaborates with people who are engaged in critical research around poverty and the reduction of poverty and community practitioners and others who are in the business of delivering services to families. The overall goal of the center is to help build up distressed communities, create economic opportunities, and engage service providers, community residents and stakeholders to move them to collaborative action.

News and announcements

"Call to Action" final report now available
In the spring of 2014, the University-Community Empowerment Center collaborated with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Western Michigan University in a series of events and meetings that engaged the community in addressing poverty and its correlates in Kalamazoo County. The final report of this collaboration is now available for review.

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