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Community Outreach program with Open RoadsCommunity Outreach

KNC's community outreach program works in collaboration with the Congregation of St. Joseph, serving as a local resource in the development of outdoor education for urban populations residing on the east side of Kalamazoo.  Programs will inspire and support residents to reach their potential by creating opportunities for healthy, active, and balanced lifestyles, while gaining a deeper appreciation for nature in their community. The program serves to provide this connection to nature through walks, canoeing, programs, workshops, and adventures, many in their own neighborhoods.  Two important resources in the Kalamazoo community are the Nazareth property and Bow in the Clouds Nature Preserve.

Community Outreach Partnerships

KNC's community outreach program is funded by a grant through the Congregation of St. Joseph.

Partner list

KDPS
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo
Eastside Youth Strong
KYD Net
Peace House
Northeastern elementary
Building blocks
Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association
E-Net ( Kalamazoo Eastside Network )