Community

Neighbors in Action: Highfields, Inc.

Aug 17, 2016
Highfields photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

What began as a residential camp for troubled boys in Ingham County in 1962 is now a multi-purpose human services organization which every year gives more than 8,000 people the resources they need to turn their lives around. For Neighbors in Action we speak with the CEO of Highfields, Inc. and a Highfields client involved in one of their programs.

Neighbors in Action: SNAP Education

Aug 3, 2016
SNAP education photo
Courtesy photo / SNAP Education

You might know of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides benefits to low income individuals and families. But did you know about SNAP-Ed? It involves a series of different food education and cooking classes for adults and youth. For Neighbors in Action we speak with the people running these programs in mid-Michigan.


A new book might be a pick-me-up for the people of Flint. It’s called “Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology.” We talk with editor Scott Atkinson.


Legal Services of South Central Michigan provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons contending with homelessness, domestic violence and other challenges here in Ingham and 12 other counties. For Neighbors in Action this week, we talk with their supervising attorney in Ingham County, Elizabeth Rios.


Lansing garden photo
Heather Spotts

The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing will be hosting their Garden Tour this weekend. For Neighbors in Action, we find out more with their executive director Cindie Alwood and the coordinator of the tour, Heather Spotts.


Neighbors in Action: Peckham Self-Advocacy Team

Jul 6, 2016
Peckham Self-Advocacy team photo
Stacey Locke / Peckham Inc.

For Neighbors in Action this week, we learn about the Self-Advocacy Team at Peckham Inc. The team helps employees work for disability rights.


Brooke Allen in Old Town Lansing
Katie Cook / WKAR

Our new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, spends some time getting to know Lansing.


Neighbors in Action: Helping Women Period

Jun 22, 2016
Helping Women Period photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

For Neighbors in Action this week, we learn about Helping Women Period, a group that assists women in need obtain feminine hygiene products.


Lansing devotes a week to refugee awareness

Jun 16, 2016
Marissa Nalley
Scott Pohl / WKAR

World Refugee Day is coming up, and the city of Lansing has created an entire week of events to celebrate the resiliency of refugees. St. Vincent Catholic Charities is hosting the week of events that kicks off Saturday. We speak with St. Vincent’s community outreach coordinator, Marissa Nalley.


Neighbors in Action: Helping Hands Respite Care

Jun 8, 2016
Helping Hands Respite Care photo
Courtesy photo / Helping Hands Respite Care

Helping Hands Respite Care's mission is to improve the quality of life for families caring for children and adults with disabilities, chronic illness or age-related conditions.


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