Building a community of belonging.


We are a network of individuals and organizations:

  • supporting each other to welcome and support everyone,
  • encouraging the community to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to share their gifts,
  • working towards making Kalamazoo a place where everyone belongs.

Who is the Connect Kalamazoo Network?

Some of the community organizations that are partners and supporters of the Connect Kalamazoo Network are:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo
  • The Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
  • The Media Arts Academy
  • Portage District Library
  • Southern Shores Field Service Council of Boy Scouts of America
  • YMCA Sherman Lake Camp
  • The Arc Community Advocates
  • Advocacy Services for Kids
  • Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
  • Parent 2 Parent of Southwest Michigan

Connect Kalamazoo has coordinated Community Forums each year since 2010, bringing people together to celebrate Building a Community of Belonging. Here is a video from our 2015 Forum: