Neighbors in Action http://wkar.org en Neighbors in Action: Care Free Dental Clinic's Pay It Forward program http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-care-free-dental-clinics-pay-it-forward-program <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.carefreemedical.com/CareFree.html" target="_blank">Care Free Dental Clinic’s</a> new Pay It Forward program, which offers dental care in exchange for volunteer service in the community. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:48:25 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 56422 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Care Free Dental Clinic's Pay It Forward program Neighbors in Action: MY Lansing CAP http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-my-lansing-cap <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Mayor’s Young Lansing Coalition and Partnerships, or <a href="http://www.neonlansing.org/my-lansing-cap/" target="_blank">MY Lansing CAP</a>. The coalition, which was officially announced last week, features a broad array of community partners and stakeholders that are coming together to improve the quality of life for Lansing’s young people of color. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:43:58 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 56102 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: MY Lansing CAP Neighbors in Action: 2020 Girls http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-2020-girls <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="http://www.iteclansing.org/programs/2020girls/" target="_blank">2020 Girls</a>, a Lansing-based program that aims to grow the next generation of professional women in the STEM fields by introducing young girls to the wonders of robotics, game design, and more. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:16:35 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 55754 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: 2020 Girls Neighbors in Action: Kids Read Comics http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-kids-read-comics <p></p><p></p><p style="margin:0px;font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:rgb(35,35,35)">It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="http://mlatcomics.com/krc/about" target="_blank">Kids Read Comics</a>, a Michigan nonprofit that promotes comics for building youth engagement and creativity. This weekend marks their fifth annual <a href="http://mlatcomics.com/krc/images/KRC2014_program_web.pdf" target="_blank">Kids Read Comics celebration</a> at the Ann Arbor district library. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Mark Bashore & Emanuele Berry 55390 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Kids Read Comics Neighbors in Action: Hometown Housing Partnership http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-hometown-housing-partnership <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <i>Neighbors in Action</i> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.hometownhousing.org/" target="_blank">Hometown Housing Partnership</a>, an East Lansing based organization that promotes homeownership and offers financial assistance to homebuyers. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:50:25 +0000 Emanuele Berry & Mark Bashore 55030 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Hometown Housing Partnership Neighbors in Action: The Homeless Angels http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-homeless-angels <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="http://homelessangels.org/Home.html" target="_blank">The Homeless Angels</a>, a new Lansing-based organization that does outreach and referrals primarily for street-based homeless people. Wed, 28 May 2014 15:47:30 +0000 Joe Linstroth 54355 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: The Homeless Angels Neighbors in Action: Memorial fund for Rite Aid shooting victim http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-memorial-fund-rite-aid-shooting-victim <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the local effort to raise funds for the funeral and family of <a href="http://www.lansingsistercities.org/honoraddo/" target="_blank">Michael Addo</a>, the pharmacist who was shot to death at the Rite Aid in Frandor last Monday. Wed, 21 May 2014 16:14:48 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 54026 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Memorial fund for Rite Aid shooting victim Neighbors in Action: House of Promise http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-house-promise <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature one woman’s effort to turn her passion for addressing the horrors of human trafficking into action. Wed, 14 May 2014 15:25:57 +0000 Joe Linstroth 53669 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: House of Promise Neighbors in Action: NorthWest Initiative http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-northwest-initiative <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-dc511b8f-d6d8-2814-eff1-91b29cd5582e"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Each Wednesday we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="http://nwlansing.org/" target="_blank">NorthWest Initiative</a>, which offers an array of programs and services to improve the health of neighborhoods on Lansing’s West and Northwest sides. Wed, 07 May 2014 15:44:00 +0000 Joe Linstroth 53315 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: NorthWest Initiative Neighbors in Action: An update on Art for Charlie http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-update-art-charlie <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we have an update on <a href="http://www.artforcharlie.com/">Art for Charlie</a>, the East Lansing-based non-profit that works to improve hospice care for children and bereavement services for families who have lost a child. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:14:04 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52624 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: An update on Art for Charlie Neighbors in Action: CASA for Kids in Barry and Eaton Counties http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-casa-kids-barry-and-eaton-counties <p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.barryeatoncasa.org/">CASA for Kids in Eaton and Barry Counties</a>. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:39:26 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52261 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: CASA for Kids in Barry and Eaton Counties Neighbors in Action: Michigan Minority Health Coalition http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-michigan-minority-health-coalition <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-1e41197f-229b-0b6a-e000-202b4c9c640b" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Today in our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place, we feature the <a href="http://www.michiganmhc.com/Pages/default.aspx">Michigan Minority Health Coalition</a>. It’s a statewide organization that works to improve the health of Michigan’s ethnic and racial minority populations.</span> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:36:47 +0000 Joe Linstroth 51576 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Michigan Minority Health Coalition Neighbors in Action: Michigan Food and Farming Systems http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-michigan-food-and-farming-systems <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s Wednesday and time for our </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the </span><a href="http://www.miffs.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Food &amp; Farming Systems</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or MIFFS. It’s a statewide organization based in East Lansing that advocates for and offers assistance to new and women farmers, as well as those from underrepresented groups in Michigan’s agriculture industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:45:44 +0000 Joe Linstroth 51229 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Michigan Food and Farming Systems Neighbors in Action: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-volunteer-income-tax-assistance-program <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two services from the <a href="http://www.micauw.org/">Capital Area United Way</a>: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and their &nbsp;2-1-1 support line.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:33:25 +0000 Joe Linstroth 50887 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Neighbors in Action: Refugee Development Center http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-refugee-development-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s Wednesday and time for our </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the </span><a href="http://www.refugeedevelopmentcenter.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Refugee Development Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which provides comprehensive services to youth and adults from the area’s 40-plus refugee communities.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:59:49 +0000 Current State 50534 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Refugee Development Center Neighbors in Action: Resolution Center of Central Michigan http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-resolution-center-central-michigan <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the <a href="http://www.resolutionservicescenter.org/">Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan</a> (RSCCM). The Lansing-based non-profit offers peaceful conflict resolution services for businesses, individuals and schools in six Mid-Michigan counties.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:40:15 +0000 Current State 49916 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Resolution Center of Central Michigan Neighbors in Action: Soup Grant Lansing http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-soup-grant-lansing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature </span><a href="http://soupgrantlansing.wordpress.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Soup Grant Lansing</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which hosts dinner events to raise micro-grants for community organizations. Joel Meredith and Heather Borden help run Soup Grant Lansing.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:48:39 +0000 Current State 49572 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Soup Grant Lansing Neighbors in Action: Haslett Robotics Team http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-haslett-robotics-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s Wednesday and time for our </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today</span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">we feature the </span><a href="http://haslettrobotics.wordpress.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Haslett Robotics Club</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which uses robotics to engage youth in the </span>Haslett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> school district and surrounding areas in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:34:54 +0000 Current State 49270 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Haslett Robotics Team Neighbors in Action: Zero Day http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-zero-day <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ZeroDayVeterans">Zero Day</a>, a Lansing-based non-profit that provides employment training and supportive services to local veterans.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:02:36 +0000 Current State 48932 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Zero Day Neighbors in Action: MSU Sexual Assault Program & Sparrow Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-msu-sexual-assault-program-sparrow-sexual-assault-nurse-examiner-program <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two organizations that assist victims of sexual assault in our community. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:51:33 +0000 Current State 48611 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: MSU Sexual Assault Program & Sparrow Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Neighbors in Action: Village Summit http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-village-summit <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="http://www.villagesummit.org/">Village Summit</a>, a grassroots community center for youth located in Lansing’s Fabulous Acres neighborhood. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:03:55 +0000 Current State 48272 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Village Summit Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-capitol-area-literacy-coalition <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.thereadingpeople.org/">Capitol Area Literacy Coalition</a>. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:40:40 +0000 Current State 47994 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition Neighbors in Action: Citizen-activists take charge during Christmas power outage http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-citizen-activists-take-charge-during-christmas-power-outage <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mid-Michigan has weathered two major winter storms in the last three weeks. It’s been widely reported that thousands of people who lost power following the December 21 ice storm found themselves with little or no reliable information about when or if their electricity was being restored. That prompted many citizens in the community to take it upon themselves to go looking for answers and to share what they found online. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:27:01 +0000 Current State 47699 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Citizen-activists take charge during Christmas power outage Neighbors in Action: R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-rj-scheffel-memorial-toy-project <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action </em>segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, during this festive holiday season, we feature the <a href="http://www.scheffel-toys.org/index.php">R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project</a>. The group handcrafts thousands of wooden toys each year for local children. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:09:48 +0000 Current State 46862 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project Neighbors in Action: East Lansing Rotary Club http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-east-lansing-rotary-club <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where <em>Current State</em> features people and organizations working to make the Greater Lansing community a better place. This week, we feature the <a href="http://www.eastlansingrotaryclub.com/">East Lansing Rotary</a>. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:11:14 +0000 Current State 46518 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: East Lansing Rotary Club Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-old-newsboys <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the <a href="http://www.lansingoldnewsboys.org/">Old Newsboys</a>. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:20:58 +0000 Current State 46184 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing Food Bank http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-greater-lansing-food-bank <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. On this day before Thanksgiving we feature the<a href="http://www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/"> Greater Lansing Food Bank</a>. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:50:47 +0000 Current State 45903 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing Food Bank Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-michigan-horse-welfare-coalition <p></p><p></p><p>Our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.michiganhorsewelfare.org/">Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition</a>. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:35:10 +0000 Current State 45576 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition Neighbors in Action: Help Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.) http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-help-other-people-eat-hope <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. With this Friday being the opening of the firearm deer hunting season in Michigan, it’s only appropriate that we feature Help Other People Eat, or HOPE, which distributes excess venison donated by hunters to those in need. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:32:56 +0000 Current State 45229 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Help Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.) Neighbors in Action: Art for Charlie Foundation http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-art-charlie-foundation <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the <a href="http://www.artforcharlie.com/">Art for Charlie Foundation</a>. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:08:49 +0000 Current State 44892 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Art for Charlie Foundation