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Children and Education

Early Childhood Resources

Starting young ones off on the right foot takes research and early preparation. Check out these resources to find the best start for your little one! What are we missing? Email to help us make this list more robust!

Back to School Resources

Going back to school can be stressful and expensive for families. We want to help ensure that each child starts school with the best resources to succeed and feel great about learning. 
What other organizations are helping students and families get the meals, clothing, health check-ups, school supplies, and more to start school ready to learn? Email to let us know which other resources to add to this list.

Out-of-School Time Resources

Research shows that children and youth who participate in high quality Out-of-School Time programming experience positive changes in academic performance, improved classroom behavior, and better health & nutrition. 

Curious to learn more? Pay special attention to the programs that are marked with the asterisk*. These organizations are part of a cohort within the Kalamazoo Youth Development Network, which focuses on Out-of-School Time programs and best practices. Learn about their work at

Are we missing an organization that provides affordable, high quality after school offerings? Email and let us know how we can improve this listing!


Education Resources

College, Career, and Lifelong Learning

Learning doesn't begin or end in the classroom. As part of our vision for supporting a community where every student reaches their full learning potential, take a look at the list of college, career, and lifelong learning resources to see what is next on your education journey. 



Housing & Food

Housing and food security are crucial to ensuring success for children and families. If you or someone you know needs assistance, this list below may be able to help. 

Crisis Resources

For families or individuals in crisis, there are many resources that can help. Here's a good place to start: 

Financial Education

For financial assistance, learn about offerings to help get you or someone you know get back on their feet toward financial stability.

Health, Wellness and Well-Being