FireKeeper’s says they have partnered with the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s Operation Fit to get food carts filled with healthy snacks like fresh fruits and vegetables into schools throughout Battle Creek.
In order to apply for the award, staff from various Battle Creek departments worked with representatives from the Battle Creek Community Foundation and BCVision to put together an application that highlighted the city's work on creating an equitable community.
Deputy Superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education Dr. Venessa Kessler says that Battle Creek's partnership agreement will see the state of Michigan providing "on-demand technical assistance", and support for issues with staffing; as well, the district is currently applying for state financial resources.
A new partnership between Battle Creek’s Lifecare Ambulance Service and Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker School of Medicine has now been announced.
In a press conference Wednesday, Lifecare CEO Ron Slagell said that the two organizations have come together to establish an annual Emergency Medical Services fellowship.
Last week, work to replace roofing on the 20-story building began, work made possible thanks to an almost half-million dollar loan from the Battle Creek Community Foundation. This reroofing project is expected to take around six weeks, and constitutes a major step in the $34 million redevelopment.