Poverty Reduction Initiative
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PRI acts as a community voice for those living in poverty.
Kids Count in Michigan
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette's Sunday, January 29, 2012 editorial on child poverty.
Listen to Gordon Evan's detailed coverage of the January 24, 2012 Kids Count press conference for WMUK 102.1FM.
Read Fritz Klug's January 24, 2012 Kalamazoo Gazette article on the Kalamazoo County Kids Count numbers.
Read Fritz Klug's January 24, 2012 Kalamazoo Gazette article on the statewide Kids Count numbers.
January 24, 2012 interview with K RESA Superintendent Ron Fuller.
Watch WWMT's January 24,2012 interview with Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Director Linda Vail.
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette article by Gabrielle Russon - Feb 8, 2011
Read WMUK 102.1's report by Andy Robbins - Feb 8, 2011
Listen to the story on WMUK 102.1 by Andy Robbins -Feb 8, 2011
Watch WWMT Newschannel 3 coverage, Feb 8, 2011:
featuring Jeff Brown, Poverty Reduction Initiative
featuring Pam Kingery, Kalamazoo Communities in Schools
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette article by Linda Mah, Kids Count 2008 Report - Jan 13, 2009
Poverty Reduction Initiative
Listen to Executive Director Patrick Naswell speak with WOFR about poverty and what we're doing to reduce it in Kalamazoo.
Click here to watch PRI director Jeff Brown discuss the unintended consequences of drug testing for state benefits on WWMT News Channel 3.
Listen to Part 3 of WMUK's series on homelessness, broadcast December 22, 2011
Listen to December 21,2011 WMKU Gordon Evans discussion of homelessness, featuring PRI director Jeff Brown
Listen to the begining of WMUK's series on homelessness, broadcast on December 20, 2011
Read September 20, 2011 mlive coverage of tax increase to fund housing subsidies in Kalamazoo by Paula M. Davis
Read the July 19, 2011 WMUK's Gordon Evans interview with director Jeff Brown on the county millage to address homelessness
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Read May 25, 2011 mlive Joyce Pines column on MI tax cuts, kids and poverty.
Read Feb 21, 2009 mlive article on the AmeriCorps VISTA grant.
Watch Fox 17's coverage from November 16, 2011
Read Michigan Radio's story from November 16, 2011
View photos from the Kalamazoo Gazette, November 16, 2011
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette story, November 16, 2011
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette preview article, November 14, 2011
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette article on Galesburg United Methodist Church's $3,000 donation by Chris Killian, October 28, 2011
Media Advisory for November 14, 2012 Project Connect Event
Interview on the Lori Moore Show with John Deisinger, PRI Communications Coordinator
View the Kalamazoo Gazette photos by Mark Bugnaski, May 12, 2011
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette report by Sebastian Fryer, May 12, 2011
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette notice by Sebastian Fryer, May 9, 2011
Nov 18, 2010 - Kalamazoo Gazette
Nov 15, 2010 - Kalamazoo Gazette
May 13, 2010 -Kalamazoo Gazette
May 7, 2010 - Kalamazoo Gazette
Poverty Simulation Workshops
Listen to the Michigan Radio story here.
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette article on a community simulation by Rebecca Baken, Nov 19, 2009
Read a Kalamazoo Gazette article on WMU students by Rebecca Baken, Oct 26, 2009
Read an mlive article on Loy Norrix High School simulation, Feb 21, 2009.
Pace for Poverty
Read the Kalamazoo Gazette notice by David T. Young, Jun 4, 2010
Voices for Action
Read WWMT News Channel 3 coverage of Voices for Action Region 6 meeting , September 9, 2009.
Read the October 1st, 2012 Write-Up of BankOn Kalamazoo's official launch.
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