2021-25 Strategic Plan
KNC has identified four core areas that are foundational for all the work they will complete during the next five years. Elements of this foundation are comprehensively incorporated in the plan.
• Goal #1 High Quality Programming: KNC will continue to develop the strategy, capacity, and effective processes to deliver high quality, relevant programming for our community.
• Goal #2 Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity: KNC will transform its leadership, programs, and policies to further a vision of equitable access, reflection, and universal engagement across our entire community.
• Goal #3 Innovative Infrastructure: KNC will become a vital place to visit and work by investing in our facilities, grounds, technology, operations, and people.
• Goal #4 Sustainability: KNC will demonstrate and offer programs that promote meaningful action toward the greater sustainability concerns of our time, including climate change, habitat conservation, food security, and financial stewardship.
Read the entire KNC Strategic Plan and KNC’s Core Values here.
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
The Kalamazoo Nature Center is an equal opportunity organization that will not discriminate in its programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, culture, physical or mental ability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or political affiliation. In addition, we recognize that institutional bias (implicit and explicit) in our organization, in our society and throughout the nature center/outdoor industry results in inequitable access to employment, recreation, education and other activities in the pursuit of our mission.
Therefore, relying on current research and best-practices, we adopt the following goals to create an equitable an inclusive organization, and to further equity work in Kalamazoo. Read More >