Chris Killian and Ben Lando
A decade ago, two enemies in Kalamazoo put down their guns. Following two straight years of record gun violence in the city, their intervention program remains especially vigilant in helping others decide to disarm – or not pick up a gun in the first place.
Room 35 has created a consultancy for other entrepreneurs with a focus on leveraging Kalamazoo’s massive networks for undercapitalized ideas and ambitious small businesses.
When Kalamazoo city officials broke up encampments, they told people to seek help at the Gospel Mission and Ministry With Community. From there, the search for assistance continues in a poorly organized system.
A mother whose daughter was killed by gunfire as a bystander wants answers and action. In grief, she has to be realistic not optimistic.
Chess club returns to Urban Alliance in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood for fun and outreach intended to last a lifetime.
Downtown cocktail lounge Stamped Robin expands globally-inspired esthetic to next door coffee and food spot Café Robin, which officially landed last week.
For a society that stereotypes and criticizes fathers for not being involved enough, it doesn’t give them a lot of support. A group of Kalamazoo dads is changing that.
The Milwood neighborhood’s fun-focused brews and food spot will swap kids’ stuff for an arcade in expanded location.
Saving bees and rebuilding hives prevents workers from getting stung and keeps the global food supply from going extinct.
First Kiarah Steele empowered herself to save her life. Now the budding entrepreneur has made it her job to help other women.