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Youth and Family Services

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Ypsilanti's Sugarbrook neighborhood was hit particularly by the Great Recession of 2008.  Still, local pastor Willie Powell and his wife, Geraldine "Lady P" Powell, believed that such a recession should never define the children who grew up in such hardship.  So, they created the Community Family Life Center, which provides educational and athletic activities to these kids.  The Powells talk all about this endeavor with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with the director of the Washtenaw County Children’s Services Department, Lisa Greco, as we continue our “Get to Know Your County Government" series.


Bryan Foley

The Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti partnered with the Youth Arts Alliance to develop a exciting, new youth arts program.  Part of that program involved building a brand-new music studio that would allow kids to experience working in the audio business.  Bryan Foley, who helped build the studio, and Heather Martin, who is involved in the arts program, share the details on this new project with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg on this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


New Digs For Youth And Family Services

Aug 13, 2014
eWashteaw.org

Starting Thursday, Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services, Youth and Family Services division will operate out of the same location where adult services are offered.

Program administrator Elizabeth Spring says Youth and Family Services has been working out of temporary offices at the detention center since black mold cropped up at the former location.