Welcome to PROJECT CONNECT!



PROJECT CONNECT is an annual event that connects individuals & families to free on-site community services, including:
  • children’s & parenting services
  • employment & education
  • financial & legal
  • health and medical screenings
  • housing & food assistance
  • personal (haircuts, seasonal)
PROJECT CONNECT is free – including shuttles, entertainment, and lunch!

PROJECT CONNECT needs around 300 volunteers sharing their time, energy, and knowledge at each event.

PROJECT CONNECT reaches between 600-1000 attendees per event.

Everyone is welcome at PROJECT CONNECT!

The next PROJECT CONNECT will be held on October 15th, 2014 from noon until 4 o'clock at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. Registration for volunteers and service providers will open soon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kalamazoo Neighborhood Poverty vs. Project Connect Attendee

We're trying to reach more community members who might benefit from the services offered at Project Connect. The chart below shows the number of people in poverty in the City of Kalamazoo's neighborhoods (calculated from city-data.com percentages) vs. the number of Project Connect May 2011 attendees from those neighborhoods.

Where the red line doesn't align with the green line - we need your help with outreach in those neighborhoods, especially the Vine area. Contact Kelcie Douglas at the poverty reduction initiative by email at povertysimulation@haltpoverty.org or call 269.615.1383. She's scheduling breakfast meetings for August.

1 comment:

  1. I would note that we also have a lot of work to do in Edison and the Northside. They both have over 2,000 households in poverty, and less than 50 people in attendance. Just because the ratio of attendees to poverty is in line for those, does not mean that we don't have a ton of work to do in engaging those populations.


    I'd just ask that we make sure that we continue to heavily target those neighborhoods as well.

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