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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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A New Era of IT Professionals

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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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Lift as You Climb

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Kali Jackson

Whenever we get to the next stage in our personal or professional journeys, it is important to recognize those who helped us succeed and remember to uplift others. Having benefited from The Kalamazoo...

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Shaping the Future of Flight

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WMU College of Aviation

Backed by 80 years of experience, Western Michigan University’s (WMU) College of Aviation has built a reputation as one of the top programs in its field. Thanks to recent partnerships with top...

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DAD Series - Equity Meets Action

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Jacob Pinney-Johnson

The latest edition of our DAD Series features Jacob Pinney-Johnson, a proud father to a seven-year-old daughter and two-year-old son and a member of The Kalamazoo Promise’s inaugural class of...

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MOM Series: Shared Experiences

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Meghan Behymer

Think back to some of the fondest moments you shared with your parents. Maybe it involved them teaching you a new recipe or perhaps showing you a favorite film from their youth. Whether it’s a...

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Nonlinear Plans

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Hannah Reinhold

College isn’t just about learning new career skills; it’s also where one discovers who they are and what they value. In this week’s post, Kalamazoo Public Schools alumna Hannah Reinhold shares...

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DAD Series: A Father's Journey

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Rev. Brooks and Family

In the latest installment of our Dad Series, Reverend Morris “Mo” Brooks shares how he uses his own life experiences to guide and support his daughter and the youth in the community. A Promise...

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Celebrating the Journey

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Former Promise Scholar Erin Keller

As August comes to a close, many of 2019’s high school graduates are embarking on the next leg of their educational journey. To commemorate this occasion, this week’s blog features a Promise...

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Manufacturing a Better Tomorrow

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As the school year comes to a close, many students are beginning to set their sights on getting a summer job. Whether it is painting houses or busing tables, these summer jobs often cultivate life...

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