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Mission Statement

Through community engagement and mobilization, NWI advances the development of healthy, vibrant communities by building capacity to identify needs and formulate strategies to create change.

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PROGRAMS

  • Outreach - Our Outreach team provides a range of services, information, and referrals to individuals with a wide range of needs, including access to health care, produce, transportation, and housing.
    • Emergency food distribution, held every first and third Thursday 12-2pm
    • Community gardens
    • Workshops and educational programs
    • Free tax preparation
    • Mobile Farmer's Market
  • Food Systems Project - offers a school garden based nutrition education program that partners with Lansing area schools to provide quality, effective nutrition education programming for elementary aged students
  • ARRO - Advocacy, Reentry, Resources, and Outreach (A.R.R.O.) aims to connect individuals who have a criminal record to quality resources in order to ensure successful community integration

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