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Educated and Debt-Free

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Tevin Monroe

When The Kalamazoo Promise (The Promise) was established in 2005, 11-year-old Tevin Monroe’s family was considering moving away from Kalamazoo. Ultimately, his parents decided to stay to allow Tevin...

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Behind the Humble Hero

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Phillip Blanks

On the morning of July 3, Promise Scholar and Kalamazoo Central High School alumnus Phillip Blanks caught a three-year-old boy who was thrown from the balcony of a burning apartment in Phoenix,...

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Safety Meets Education

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Smart and Safe

School will look different at Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) this fall as the district starts the 2020-21 school year next week. We thought it would be helpful to walk through the district’s back-to...

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A New Era of IT Professionals

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KTTP Logo

This week, we wanted to highlight a new program that provides foundational career skills in Informational Technology. Last month, a group of seven individuals took a big step in their careers by...

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Compassion During a Crisis

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Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes Staff

If 2020 could be summed up in a word that was appropriate for this blog, we would pick “adaptation.” People from all over the world have had to find new ways of living their lives while staying...

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Coffee Shop "Ground" Up

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Coffee Shop Ground Up

Everyone knows Kalamazoo as a craft beer destination; however, we feel that our coffee shop scene is just as noteworthy. Whether you like black coffee or frappes, our city has a variety of great...

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Creating a Feeding Frenzy

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Kalamazoo Menu

If there is one positive takeaway from our current situation, it is increased appreciation for and support of locally owned businesses. Bars and restaurants throughout Kalamazoo have benefited greatly...

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Virtual Artistry

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Virtual Art Hop

One of our favorite aspects about Kalamazoo is its art scene. Unfortunately, being able to go out and safely enjoy the arts in person is difficult currently. Normally, the Arts Council of Greater...

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