Neighbors in Action

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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 services from the Capital Area United Way: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and their  2-1-1 support line.

Courtesy of Refugee Development Center

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 Refugee Development Center, which provides comprehensive services to youth and adults from the area’s 40-plus refugee communities.

Courtesy of Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan

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 Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan (RSCCM). The Lansing-based non-profit offers peaceful conflict resolution services for businesses, individuals and schools in six Mid-Michigan counties.

Courtesy of Soup Grant Lansing

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 Soup Grant Lansing, which hosts dinner events to raise micro-grants for community organizations. Joel Meredith and Heather Borden help run Soup Grant Lansing.

Neighbors in Action: Haslett Robotics Team

Feb 12, 2014
Courtesy of the Haslett Robotics Club

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 Haslett Robotics Club, which uses robotics to engage youth in the Haslett school district and surrounding areas in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

Neighbors in Action: Zero Day

Feb 5, 2014
Courtesy of Zero Day

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 Zero Day, a Lansing-based non-profit that provides employment training and supportive services to local veterans.

www.endrape.msu.edu

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.

Neighbors in Action: Village Summit

Jan 22, 2014
www.villagesummit.org/

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 Village Summit, a grassroots community center for youth located in Lansing’s Fabulous Acres neighborhood.

Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition

Jan 15, 2014
http://www.thereadingpeople.org/

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 Capitol Area Literacy Coalition.

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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.

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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, during this festive holiday season, we feature the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project. The group handcrafts thousands of wooden toys each year for local children.

Neighbors in Action: East Lansing Rotary Club

Dec 11, 2013
http://www.eastlansingrotaryclub.com/

It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where Current State features people and organizations working to make the Greater Lansing community a better place. This week, we feature the East Lansing Rotary.

Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys

Dec 4, 2013
http://www.lansingoldnewsboys.org/

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 Old Newsboys.

Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing Food Bank

Nov 27, 2013
http://www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/

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. On this day before Thanksgiving we feature the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition

Nov 20, 2013
http://www.michiganhorsewelfare.org/

Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition.

Neighbors in Action: Help Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.)

Nov 13, 2013
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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.

Neighbors in Action: Art for Charlie Foundation

Nov 6, 2013
Courtesy http://www.friendsofcharlie.com/

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. This week, we feature the Art for Charlie Foundation.

Neighbors in Action: Lakewood Area Choral Society

Oct 30, 2013
http://www.lacsmusic.org/

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. This week, we feature the Lakewood Area Choral Society.

Neighbors in Action: Haven House

Oct 23, 2013
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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. This week, we feature Haven House.

Neighbors in Action: One Love Global

Oct 16, 2013
http://www.oneloveglobal.org/Photos.php

It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to improve our community. This week, we feature One Love Global.

Neighbors in Action: Volunteers of America Lansing

Oct 9, 2013
www.voami.org

On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Volunteers of America in Lansing, which offers a wide array of programs and serves more than 4,000 people each year.

All of the Above-Facebook

On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy.  The organization provides youth the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of hip hop through mentorship, while building a Hip Hop  community in Lansing.

Neighbors in Action: Ele's Place

Sep 18, 2013
Courtesy of Ele's Place

 

  On this weeks Neighbors in Action segment we feature Ele’s Place. The non-profit, which has branches in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Lansing, offers services to families and children who are grieving. Lori Bosch, managing director of Ele’s Place in Lansing, and Tanya Overweg, who has been a part of Ele’s Place, discuss the process of healing.

 

Neighbors in Action: Women's Center of Greater Lansing

Sep 11, 2013
Courtesy Women's Center of Greater Lansing

Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. The non-profit offers a variety of services including counseling, employment assistance, even auto maintenance classes for women in the Lansing area.   

Current State speaks with executive director Cindie Alwood.

Our Neighbors in Action series this week looks at social work professionals who help children who age out of the foster care system. St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing offers a long term residential care program for children aged five to 17.

Neighbors in Action: Gateway Community Services

Aug 28, 2013
Courtesy of Gateway Community Services

Each Wednesday we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week's Neighbors in Action segment  features Gateway Community Services, which has offered a wide array of services for the tri-county area’s at-risk youth for more than 40 years. 

Gateway street outreach program manager Jennifer Cousineau and executive director Mark Morton join us to talk about their programs.

Neighbors in Action: The Firecracker Foundation

Aug 7, 2013

Our weekly Neighbors in Action interview features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the newly-launched non-profit called The Firecracker Foundation. It seeks to provide therapy and support for victims of child sexual abuse.

Neighbors in Action: Mason Orchestral Society

Jul 31, 2013
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Neighbors in Action features the Mason Orchestral Society, which offers a venue and musical outlet for a variety of ages, skill levels and interests. Board president Mike Steele, who also plays the french horn, and symphony conductor Tim Krohn explain the Society's role in the community.

Neighbors in Action: Advent House Ministries

Jul 3, 2013

For over 25 years, Lansing’s Advent House Ministries has offered a multitude of comprehensive services to residents in need, from job readiness training to transitional shelter to literacy programs.

Neighbors in Action: Meta Peace Team

Jun 26, 2013
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This week, Neighbors In Action features Meta Peace Team, an organization that provides peacekeeping teams to address and diffuse conflict in possibly dangerous situations like political rallies and war zones, both domestically and abroad.

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