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Neighbors in Action: Allen Neighborhood Center

Marta Werbanowska and Denise Paquette photo
Scott Pohl
Marta Werbanowska and Denise Paquette of the Allen Neighborhood Center

Imagine a community organization with more than 500 volunteers! You could be imagining the roster of volunteers for Lansing’s Allen Neighborhood Center. The ANC’s Denise Paquette and Marta Webanowska join us for Neighbors in Action.

Every Wednesday, Current State’s Neighbors in Action segment focuses on a Lansing Area non-profit service organization. Few such organizations have as much going on as Lansing’s Allen Neighborhood Center: urban growing initiatives and a farmer’s market, housing and health referrals, retrofitting for energy efficiency, a marketplace, programs for young people and seniors and more.

ANC describes itself as a “hub for neighborhood capacity-building and activities that promote Lansing’s Eastside.”

To find out more, we welcome Allen’s Outreach & Engagement Director Denise Paquette and ANC volunteer Marta Werbanowska, an MSU student who’s involved in a couple of Allen projects weekly.

Current State is always looking for more nominations for our “Neighbors In Action” feature. Please help us out and e-mail us your suggestions to currentstate@wkar.org. Put ‘Neighbors in Action’ in the subject line. Or tweet us: @KARCurrentState and tell us a little about why you think they should be featured.

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