Building Community: The Stulberg International Strings Competition

It is precisely this caliber of applicant -- as well as judges and even audience members -- that the Stulberg has drawn annually since its inception in 1975. Intended as a memorial for the late Julius Stulberg, a beloved and respected professor at Western Michigan University and conductor of both the University Symphony and Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for many years

Building Community: Rebel Nell

Rebel Nell, however, has been empowering women in these very same ways for the last five years, employing the disadvantaged and abused and educating them so they can live a safe, healthy, independent life of their choosing. They do this surrounded by fellow women who believe in them.

Building Community: El Grupo Norte

The El Grupo Norte organization began when two parents, both physical therapists, decided to help alleviate the snarled car pickup lines at their kids’ school and at the same time create a healthier alternative: a bike club.

Building Community: Camp Daggett

The camp’s mindful approach to programming is perhaps explained best by its mission to “provide quality character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment; serving all ages with an emphasis on youth.”

Building Community: Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services, by way of its multilateral programming, supports those in need of food, housing, job assistance, and even health services. Based in Detroit...