Homes in Vine neighborhood revitalized with help from local partners

At one point it seemed that some of the oldest homes for students at Western Michigan University would be torn down. Homes tucked at the foot of WMU's East Campus between Bellevue Place and Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo's Vine...

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo improves neighborhood life in low-income areas

Rather than look down on low-income areas in the city of Kalamazoo, one organization is working to lift each other up and regenerate community ties. Building Blocks of Kalamazoo's mission is to gather residents in...

Block by Block - Organization unites neighbors to improve neighborhoods

Wearing gloves and armed with branch cutters on a wet Saturday morning, Ralph Shoub and about a dozen of his neighbors are chopping and removing bushes in the backyard of his Oakwood...

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo appoints Carrie Drake executive director

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo has appointed Carrie Drake as the first executive director for the organization that partners with residents, neighborhood associations and Western Michigan University students...

Building Blocks to clean up Edison, Oakwood, Vine and Eastside neighborhoods in Kalamazoo

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo will clean up eight sites in Kalamazoo neighborhoods this June as part of an annual effort of Western Michigan University students, neighborhood associations and residents...

Building Blocks announces eight neighborhood sites to be refurbished

The Building Blocks project has announced eight areas across the city that will be refurbished in the annual volunteer event. This year's urban redevelopment project will primarily focus on the Vine and Edison...

WMU students, Kalamazoo residents join together to improve neighborhoods

The property on Blakeslee Street needed some work. John Parks walked through his neighbor’s backyard, stepping over upturned soil and broken glass. A few feet away, people had spray painted curse words on...


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