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

Empowerment center collaborates to present A Call to Action: Poverty Reduction in Kalamazoo County forums and the Bill Burian University-Community Lecture on Tuesday, March 25 at the WMU Fetzer Center.