News Archive

"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.

Empowerment center takes action to reduce poverty
This past January and February, the center collaborated with the WMU Academy of Lifelong Learning to hold five-week series of forums examining ways to reverse the negative impacts of poverty and its correlates on the well-being of individuals and families in our community. In these well-attended forums, led by expert panel members, participants shared information and lively discussions regarding poverty in relation to education, income security, affordable housing, mental and physical health, and legal issues and criminal justice.