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, 2013 from noon until 4 o'clock at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. Registration for volunteers and service providers will open soon.

Click here to check out archived media coverage of previous events.


Monday, November 12, 2012

November 14th Donation

Community Member Knits Hats for Project Connect Participants

The Poverty Reduction Initiative and the Project Connect Planning Team would like to give a big thank you to Marilyn Burgess for knitting dozens of hats for our November 14th Project Connect Event.  The support of community members like Marilyn are what make Project Connect such a special experience for participants, volunteers and service providers, and we greatly appreciate her efforts.