Edison Neighborhood

As the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, Damarion Johnson learns how to take center stageRead Article

For Damarion Johnson, being named Kalamazoo Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year taught him he had skills he didn't even know about.

The library building is in its 90th year, but the programs change to keep up with EdisonRead Article

Do you know what's new at the Kalamazoo Public Library branch in Edison?

Let your voice be heard in Edison: IK2025Read Article

The goal is to hear from everyone in the Edison Neighborhood for a complete plan.

For many single parents in Edison it takes almost super powers to succeedRead Article

From "struggle, struggle, stuggle" to supporting others, one mom finds the strength to keep growing. 
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Named after a neighborhood school, the Edison Environmental Science Academy, a magnet elementary school, which was in turn, named after Thomas Edison, America’s best-known inventor, the Edison neighborhood is largely comprised of production, service and construction workers, people who have literally helped build and rebuild the city, as well as healthcare, office, and food service workers, people who take care of the city and its residents. And in the spirit of its namesake, Edison continues to invent itself, even when growth and revitalization have failed to deliver on hoped-for promises.With recent economic upturns both for the neighborhood and the city, as well as community and police efforts to lessen violent crime, the future looks bright. 

Edison is the first neighborhood being covered in the “On the Ground" series which amplifies the voices of Edison Neighborhood residents. Over three months, Second Wave journalists will be embedded in the Edison 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.
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