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  • Free college credit programs highlighted at expo
    eduexpo Several career-education programs of the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency will be holding an open house for interested students and parents at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 27. (Snow make-up date: Thursday, Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m.)

    square bullet Education for Employment (EFE) offers career and technical education courses that prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.
    square bullet Education for the Arts (EFA) offers arts-intensive classes in theater, music, dance, visual arts and more.

    square bullet Early/Middle College (EMC) is a new program that offers students the opportunity to attend a fifth year of high school while earning up to an associate’s degree for free.

    square bullet Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) serves at-risk youth with credit completion programs and employment training.

    Parents and students are invited to the EduExpo to find out more about these free programs. Students can also enter a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or a Chromebook.

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  • EFA teacher receives Inspired Learning Grant
    Five individuals, included Education for the Arts instructor Francesca Pileci-Bates, have been awarded $2,500 Inspired Learning grants and one person will receive a $1,000 grant from the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the organizations announced.

    "While the Inspired Learning grants program was designed to award four grants, there were many worthy ideas," said Amy Slancik, The Learning Network director at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, said in a press release. "We added two additional grants and wish we could have done even more!"

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  • EFE Construction Trades
    EFE and Habitat for Humanity build and dedicate new home
    Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (KVHH) dedicated a home to a very lucky homeowner on Sunday, December 14. The house was built by Education for Employment (EFE) students during the 2013-14 school year as part of the EFE Construction Trades program. The house, located at 1819 Elder Street in Kalamazoo, was completely renovated inside and out and a new addition was added. Guests at the dedication were able to tour the house, see before and after picture, and meet the new homeowner, Kaliece Fisher and her young son Trace. Kaliece represents the 195th family to purchase a new home through KVHH. EFE was proud to be a part of this special celebration.

    Shown in photo at left is (l-r) homeowner Kaliece Fisher, Trace Fisher, Brian Segraves, EFE Instructor, and Dave Diaz, EFE Technical Assistant
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