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Curious about curiosity?

December 11, 2018
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“It is so important to allow children to bloom and to be driven by their curiosity.”                             ...

Trotting out Thanks

November 20, 2018
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“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to...

Go vote and then read this post.

November 6, 2018

“Volunteering,” someone once said, “is the ultimate exercise in democracy.” Why? Because when you choose to volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live...

Five Fun Fall Facts

October 30, 2018

Here’s a list of five fun fall facts to enjoy while you sip your pumpkin spice latte or other favorite fall beverage. One. This past September, the national organization of Communities...

Lights On!

October 23, 2018
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Millions of Americans are turning the lights on as part of the 19th annual Lights On Afterschool to emphasize the importance of keeping lights on and doors open for after school programs. National...

Breaking Ground on Future Home

October 16, 2018

Today’s post is brought to you by Pamela Kingery, Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo. In early August, ground was broken for a new development in downtown Kalamazoo....

Read this post on reading

August 21, 2018
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Summer is slipping away. Have you had a chance to read as much as you hoped? If you hurry, you still have time to snag a book from The New...

Why Not Let Poetry Take the Wheel?

April 17, 2018
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“We all need poetry,” says Tracy K. Smith, current U.S. poet laureate. Since it’s Poetry Month, here are two poems for you to consider. Lexi Weeden is in tenth grade...