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.