The Arcadia Institute is very pleased to have two major community events happening in March. We have talked much about the Second Annual Forum occurring on March 16th and 17th. We are hopeful that these two days will broaden and deepen the commitment in our community to open wide its doors to people with disabilities. The second March event is our Fund Raiser to support Urban Blend Coffee House located at 714 North Burdick. Urban Blend has service to community as an important part of its mission as a business. We are calling together some of the people with disabilities who have participated in our Community Participation Initiative to lend their talents to help Urban Blend raise start up funds.
We operate on the principle that people with disabilities have valuable gifts to contribute to the community. They are not just on the receiving end of support from others.
At the fund raiser on March 27th from 3:00 to 5:00, several artists and musicians will provide entertainment to guests who will be asked to contribute to this worthy cause. They will help The Arcadia Institute fulfill our responsibility as an organization with an office on Kalamazoo’s Northside to do our part to make this community stronger.
George Martin President, the Arcadia Institute