The Arcadia Institute

Making it possible for people with disabilities to be welcomed, supported and respected in their community

Building a Community of Belonging Forum 2016

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The Arcadia Institute, the Southwest Michigan Council of Boy Scouts, Portage District Library, and the Kalamazoo Nature Center have partnered to bring the seventh annual Building a Community of Belonging: A Forum of The Arcadia Institute and its Community Partners to Kalamazoo, Michigan on March 24, 2016 from 10 am – 6 pm.

This year’s Forum is a celebration of the successes of Connect Kalamazoo building awareness of inclusion and a community of belonging.

To take part in or support the Building a Community of Belonging Forum, please see the registration form:
Forum 2016 Registration Form

The cost for non-partner/supporter/sponsor attendees in $35. For more information, you can contact Allison Hammond at ahammond@thearcadiainstitute.org or 269-217-2205.

The Building a Community of Belonging Forum is a project of the Arcadia Institute and its Partners, planned by representatives of the community, to facilitate discussion and create opportunities.

Check out this video from the 2015 Building a Community of Belonging Forum

The following list features community organizations that have contributed financially to the Building a Community of Belonging Forum. We encourage you to learn more about their contributions to Kalamazoo and the neighboring areas by visiting their web sites.

Building a Community of Belonging Forum Partners
The Arcadia Institute
Southwest Michigan Council of Boy Scouts
The Portage District Library
Kalamazoo Nature Center

Advocacy Groups
Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
Advocacy Services for Kids

Supporters
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
YMCA Sherman Lake
Parent to Parent of Southwest Michigan