This year, Kalamazoo Community Foundation held its first-ever Voting For A Cause activity to highlight the work grantees are doing to address housing and education inequities in Kalamazoo County.

In the weeks leading up to the Community Meeting, KZCF asked the community to vote for the organization they wanted to see receive a $1,000 grant to address local housing and education disparities.

More than 1,000 votes were submitted online and in person for 10 deserving nonprofits. In the end, S.T.R.E.E.T. Afterschool Program, sponsored by Community Healing Centers, was chosen by the community to receive the award for the work they do to provide youth with a supportive emotional and academic space outside of school and home.

Read more about S.T.R.E.E.T.’s impact at Community Healing Centers’ website at or check out their KZCF Live interview on KZCF’s Facebook page at

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