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Encore Cover Featuring KNAC

KNAC Featured in Encore Magazine

January 7, 2021

The Board and Staff of the Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition (KNAC) are thrilled and grateful to have been featured in the January 2021 issue of Encore Magazine. The feature, written by Katie Houston, begins on page 20 of the current issue of “Southwest Michigan’s Magazine” and does an outstanding job of capturing the backdrop of …

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Statement of Unity after George Floyd’s Murder

May 26, 2020

K.N.A.C. (Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition) is united in sadness over the murder of George Floyd, the latest in a never-ending parade of senseless and racist killings of our Black brothers and sisters. K.N.A.C.’s mission is to alleviate poverty, eliminate discrimination, and celebrate the arts. These aspirations are for all the citizens of Kalamazoo. We practice …

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First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo Changing Ownership

March 3, 2020

KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — A longtime church in Kalamazoo has announced that it will be changing ownership. First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, located at 315 W. Michigan Ave., has been open in the city ever since 1853. However, officials with the church say that the building has become unsustainable as is. Citing factors such …

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Kalamazoo Church Handing Ownership Over to Advocacy Coalition

March 2, 2020

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Leaders of one of the oldest buildings in Kalamazoo are planning to hand ownership over to what they said they hope will be a better future. First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan Ave., first opened its doors in 1853. Pastor Dave Nichols said after years of declining membership, the congregation didn’t require …

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What do you do with a big, old church? First Baptist gets creative

February 8, 2018

The way through First Baptist Church is winding and climbs. Starting on the lower level past the spicy smells spilling out of the kitchen, Building Manager Nicholas Baxter leads the way to all his favorite nooks and crannies. Up first one flight, stopping on two more. Peeking into a classroom being used as a gathering …

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