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Outreach Programs (Page 2)

Edison School Outreach Program

The Edison Project was started by First Presbyterian Church in 2000 by retired teachers, Joyce Petro  and Carol Paine Smith, along with 43 volunteers. Some of the volunteers assisted in classrooms, some made monthly birthday treat for the classrooms, and some brought their dogs into the classrooms as an audience to listen as the children read. And the Project continues almost twenty…

Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference

The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference (KDC) is a local Kalamazoo organization that works each day to make Kalamazoo a better place to live. KDC recognizes the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in our community, and attends to these needs by sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ. While other organizations in Kalamazoo meet the physical needs of the poor and…

Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center

The Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC) was established to provide free, short-term child care for low-income families with children from six weeks through five years of age. The objectives of our service are to enable parents with young children to more rapidly negotiate the maze of appointments and services often required to obtain employment or permanent housing, to register for school…