The Edgewood Village Scholars Program.
It’s not a government program, and it’s not a non-profit offering either. It’s the product of citizen resolve–The Edgewood Village Scholars Program. Starting in elementary school, students living in resource-limited households are prepped for college. Launched in 2008, the program is yielding college graduates. Located in the Lansing, MI area, the program is assisted by Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and The Center for Community and Economic Development and is funded by various means, including local philanthropy. Today, founder John Duley joins three other program principals–Donna Kaplowitz, John Melcher, and Judy Gardi–in talking about this very important program. (cover photo courtesy of East Lansing Info)