Bruce Haight, professor emeritus in the Department of History at Western Michigan University, has been a Kids Hope volunteer over the past year for Kalamazoo
Public Schools. He is working with a fifth grader, Zach Hassler, at Milwood Elementary. Kids Hope is one of the programs of Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo. According to their website, Communities in Schools, Inc., is the nation’s largest and most effective organization in addressing the dropout crisis. The work of Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo is supported by the Kalamazoo Public Schools, the city of Kalamazoo, the Michigan Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers), local foundations, and individual donors.