Battle Creek shines as nation’s first Beacon Community
February 28, 2013
Battle Creek, Mich. – Grassroots and community leaders are joining with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region on a three-year initiative targeting social issues. This collaboration, funded with a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will make Battle Creek the first-ever Beacon Community – a national model for uniting individuals and organizations in applying Harwood practice principles to address community challenges.