" Resource Directory Comes to Albion"
ALBION RESOURCE DIRECTORY NOW ONLINE
A web version of the Albion Resource
Directory, created by the Albion Community Initiative, is now on-line,
and can be found by going to Forks.org.
For those who wish to become involved
in other projects the Albion Community Initiative has in the works,
the group will be holding a meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan.
27 at St. James Episcopal Church on W. Erie St., Albion.
The Albion Community Initiative was
launched in the summer of 2002. Co-founder Robina Quale-Leach offers
the following historical background on ACI.
Thus far, Albion Community Initiative
1. Supplied receptionists for the information
sessions sponsored by the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce in August
of 2002 for the more than 500 former Harvard Industries employees, and
a continuing member on the committee to aid them, Phyllis Cramer
2. Sprouted a Community Garden project
headed by First United Methodist pastor Rev. Dwayne Bagley.
3. Put together a user-friendly directory
of local social services (organized by subject, e.g. food, clothing,
transportation), which has been well received by the 30 organizations
and institutions, 46 churches, and 12 licensed child-care providers
who were given it. The directory was put together by Phyllis Cramer,
Robina Quale-Leach, and First Presbyterian member Adrienne Garrison,
with printing expenses met by the Rotary Club of Albion. There
are plans to update it annually.
1. A program to help teenage mothers
complete high school, led by Renee Powaga with support from New Hope
pastor Rev. Bill Steere and Kathryn Hemenway.
2. A project to showcase local artists,
both students and adults, in the downtown area, suggested by Jen Arnold-Woodman.
3. A massive project to support the city's effort to bring every building in Albion up to AD 2000 Property Maintenance Code standards, which will get under way at the Albion Community Initiative meeting at St. James' (117 West Erie Street in Albion) on Monday evening. This project has already obtained pledges of support and participation from the copresidents of the Albion Ministerial Association (St. John Catholic Church pastor Fr. Gordon Greene and Albion College chaplain Rev. Torin Alexander), the president of the Fifth Sunday Churches group (Bethel Baptist pastor Rev. Fred Alexander Jr.), the executive director of the Albion Community Foundation (Michelle Mueller), and the executive director of Minority Program Services (Harry Bonner, Sr.).
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