Kalamazoo Collective Housing

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We envision a strong and diverse network of cooperative housing throughout Kalamazoo that addresses the needs of low-income residents, supports the local community, and exemplifies sustainable living. Kalamazoo Collective Housing will take an active role in continually expanding cooperative housing opportunities in the city.

We provide nonprofit, sustainable housing; empower people to create democratic cooperatives; and strengthen our community through shared resources and education. We are a 501(c)3 social benefit organization.

In The News

Kalamazoo Collective Housing offers an alternative to the downside of being a renter (Second Wave Southwest Michigan)

Urban Alliance: Group Violence Intervention (GVI)

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Urban Alliance envisions the transformation of urban communities one relationship at a time. We want Kalamazoo and beyond to be a place where every individual has the opportunity to live a safe, healthy, productive, and fulfilling life.

Group Violence Intervention is a group made up of past perpetrators of gun violence who now work with people who are, or are at risk, to commit acts of gun violence.

In The News

‘Our hands were made to heal not to kill,’ says Kalamazoo organizer of marches against gun violence (mlive)

Group Violence Interventions provides safe space for people affected by gun violence (News Channel 3)

Unlikely relationships forge in battle to end gun violence in Kalamazoo (mlive)

Black Arts & Cultural Center

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The mission of the Black Arts & Cultural Center is to develop potential and creativity in Blacks in the Kalamazoo area, advance the awareness of Black artistic ability, preserve Black cultural heritage and enhance interactions among diverse groups in the community.

In The News

Celebration of culture fills downtown Kalamazoo through annual Black Arts Festival (mlive)

Black Arts Festival performances to light up the Kalamazoo Mall (mlive)

Open Roads


Open Roads is a youth development program in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We provide job skill training, apprenticeships, bike repair services, and more to youth in the Kalamazoo community. Throughout the year we run a variety of programs designed to provide bikes and bike repair services to students for low or no-cost.

In The News

Open Roads Offers Much More Than Bikes (United Way)

Tweed Ride to Help Raise Funds for Local Youth (News Channel 3)

Creating Opportunities for Kalamazoo Area Youth (News Channel 3)

Fixapalooza Helps Make Kids’ Bikes Safe and Ready to Roll (mlive)