Books for Lincoln
With much excitement the Social Justice Coordinating Committee and the Religious Education program at People’s report a great victory in the battle with the Illiteracy horcrux!  Your overwhelming response to our plan to give every child at Lincoln School a book of their own surpassed our expectations.  We will be presenting the books to the kids in about two weeks.  Look for a report of this event and be proud of your participation.  Special thanks to Mary Lewis for all her efforts in coordinating this complicated campaign!

Special Collections
What an amazing Special Collection on April 19 for Pretty Lake Camp—$1014.03!  Thank you for providing opportunities for youth who might not ever experience this enlightening interaction with Nature.

The Special Collection on Mother’s Day, May 14, is for Cradle Kalamazoo, a program that helps pregnant women and newborn families in Kalamazoo County to thrive.

ISAAC Banquet
There is still time to join the many People’s people who will be attending the ISAAC Banquet on May 6 at the Bernhard Center at WMU.  This year’s theme is Unity and Persistence.  A pasta buffet will be served and the program will include Keynote speaker Dr. Ruben Martinez, MSU Professor of Sociology, a nationally-known scholar on societal change and equity issues.  The ISAAC Singers will also be performing.  Tickets are available at or 269 341-4213.

Recap of Training for Lincoln Volunteers
Lincoln School volunteers were invited to attend the workshop “Fundamentals of Understanding Trauma and Youth Development” on April 14 at the Kalamazoo Public Library.  The event was training for those working with school-age children and benefitted our mentors in our efforts at Lincoln School. The program was developed and presented by Community in Schools staff and was sponsored by the library’s One Place.

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