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Northside

A rich heritage of churches, institutions and history defines the Northside neighborhood for many longtime residents. The stamina, longevity, and a cooperative spirit embodied by the elephant, whose bones may well be buried in the neighborhood, are well-represented on the Northside, through its institutions, people and spirit.

Northside is the second neighborhood being covered in the “On the Ground" series which amplifies the voices of Northside Neighborhood residents. Over four months, Second Wave journalists will be embedded in the Northside Neighborhood to explore topics of importance to residents, business owners, and other members of the community. 

The On the Ground program is made possible by funding from the City of Kalamazoo, LISC, the Fetzer Institute, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Michigan WORKS!, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Feature StoryOTG Northside Art Hop
Feature StoryOTG Northside Fox Music Center
Feature StoryOn the Ground Northside Coolies
Feature StoryOn the Ground Northside STREET

S.T.R.E.E.T.: Northside program helps at-risk youth stay off the streets


Feature StoryOTG Northside tiny houses

Northside Tiny Houses of H.O.P.E. to help the homeless


Feature StoryOTG Northside Sickle Cell

Living with sickle cell anemia: A Northside family’s experience


Feature StoryOn the Ground Northside preschool
Feature StoryOTG Northside Ed Genesis
Feature StoryOn the Ground Northside Rootead

Rootead transplants to the Douglass to help area youth thrive


Feature StoryOTG Northside Young Kings and Queens

A marriage of nonprofits: Young Kings and Queens, Inc.


Feature StoryOTG Northside Gardens

Northside Gardens: Creating beauty and community


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