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University of Michigan

The City of Ann Arbor’s new satellite city clerk’s office at the University of Michigan has registered numerous voters since it opened inside the Museum of Art Stenn Gallery on September 22nd.  

Caroline Sanders
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"On the Ground-Ypsi" gives voice to Concentrate Media's online news stories about positive things happening in Ypsilanti.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with On the Ground-Ypsi project manager Sarah Rigg each week giving voice to her online article.

This week focuses on a pilot program to provide financial support and special training for quality child care certification in Ypsilanti that would benefit all of Washtenaw County.  Lisa and Sarah speak to Caroline Sanders from Engage @ EMU, who spearheaded this new program.


Ypsi Mask Project

A group of Ypsilanti residents launched a program called the Ypsi Mask Project for the purpose of making masks for Ypsilanti Community Schools.  

United Way of Washtenaw County
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Each year, the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) hosts its National Day of Action, where residents get together to improve their neighborhoods through community service.  Yet, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this year will a little different.  For this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair speaks to UWWC representative Madeline Mortimer and Engage @EMU staff member Kristen Klochko about the first-ever "National Day of Virtual Action," a partnership between UWWC and Eastern Michigan University.


The 2020 Census is less than a month away, and there are still many things to consider.  Among them are properly completing a census form and how the final results will affect our community.  WEMU's David Fair explores this in detail with Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development director Teresa Gillotti and Engage @ EMU student coordinator Denise Jimenez in this month's installment of "Census 2020."


#OTGYpsi: EMU Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Song

Jan 23, 2019
Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Over the last few days, Eastern Michigan University has celebrated the life and accomplishments of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events.  One event returned to the schedule after a long absence, and that was the MLK Gospel Fest.  WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg learned about this musical event with Engage at EMU's Caroline Sanders and EMU Gospel Choir president Da'Tuan Demaris Stinson in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."

ypsiGLOW
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In its third year, a night of lights, music, and energy is planned for downtown Ypsilanti.  “ypsiGLOW" takes place Friday evening, October 26th.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks with organizer Jeri Rosenberg and Kristen Klochko from Eastern Michigan University's Engage@EMU to talk about the lively community event said to be bigger and better than ever!