August 8 Opportunity Fair to Offer Training and Support for Job Seekers

Residents of Kalamazoo are invited to an Opportunity Fair on Thursday, August 8 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Northside Association for Community Development (612 N Park Street). Employers will be at the event to share short-term training opportunities available this fall that lead to well-paying jobs. Other community partners will also be available to offer support while candidates are enrolled in training programs. 

Training programs are available in areas such as patient care, IT support, computer numerical control (CNC) machine operation, public safety, early childhood education, robotics, and more. 

This Opportunity Fair is a collaboration between the City of Kalamazoo, Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Promise, Michigan Career and Technical Institute, Michigan Works! Southwest, Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, KYD Network, Metro, YWCA, Kalamazoo Public Safety, KC Ready4's, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, Kalamazoo Defender, the Family Health Center, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and the Fatherhood Network. 

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National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 citizens throughout Kalamazoo are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out 2019: America’s Night Out Against Crime. This year celebrates the 36th Annual National Night Out event. On this occasion, residents in neighborhoods throughout Kalamazoo and across the nation are asked to promote police-community partnerships, violence prevention, and neighborhood unity.

National Night Out is an enjoyable way to promote neighborhood spirit, with many neighborhoods will be hosting special events such as block parties, cookouts, and youth activities. Please join us as we invite citizens to celebrate with us and their fellow neighbors.

Events in the City of Kalamazoo will be hosted by the following neighborhoods:


Davis /Grant (Davis Street Park)



612 N Park (NACD Building)



530 Douglas (SARA Building)



1106 Trimble (Rockwell Park)



816 Washington (Edison Association)



932 Boswell (Arcadia Elementary)

5pm -8pm

Parkview Hills

3707 Greenleaf Cir. (Clubhouse)


Milwood (Aug 7th)

3306 Lovers Lane (Milwood Community Church)


Americana Estates

1802 Tray Lane (Playground Area)


West Main Hill

1650 Henderson Ct. (Henderson Park)


Downtown Streets Design Meeting on August 21

Earlier this year, the City Commission approved an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the jurisdictional transfer of certain segments of road in the city. Segments of Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo Avenue, Westnedge Avenue, Park Street, Riverview Drive, and Stadium Drive, which were formerly controlled by the State of Michigan, are now under local control. This transfer creates the opportunity to redesign these streets in a way that is more aligned with community goals related to connectivity, safety, and transportation. 

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21 to begin the process of planning the future design of these streets. The meeting will be held at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at 435 W South Street from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Please join the discussion and share your ideas on how these streets can best contribute to the vision for Kalamazoo's future! 

You can view the City Commission memo and documents related to the jurisdictional transfer here. You can RSVP or share the event on Facebook here.

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