This series examines the impact of living in concentrated poverty, especially on children, and what can be done to offer hope for the next generation.
You can help “Change the Conversation” about poverty in our community. Listed below are current needs of area organizations working to empower those in poverty, especially the residents of Garden Square apartments. Contact these groups for more information about how you can get involved.
Kokomo Urban Outreach is moving into its second decade with a series of initiatives labeled "Changing the Conversation," which are aimed at empowering those in poverty through education and mentorship.
In addition to its residents’ financial constraints, Garden Square's location adds another degree of difficulty for people living there to access groceries. The apartment complex is in a food desert.
I’m sure you regular [friday] readers were looking forward to another of Marty’s entertaining columns, but he was kind enough to let me step in and say a few words here this week.
Chelsea Detamore knew if she was going to raise a child with expectations to succeed, she would have to raise her own expectations for herself.
Showing up for work on time, not missing a day for the first few weeks on a new job and knowing what constitutes work-appropriate attire may seem like common sense to some people.
Bobby Thieke knows her daughter needs to pursue some type of education after high school to give her more options for the future. But she’s not quite sure how to make that happen.
Children of all ages crowded into the kitchen area of the Community Building at Garden Square Apartments, singing "Happy Birthday" as they strained for a view of the candles teacher Angie Sanders had just lit on some cupcakes.
Kokomo Urban Outreach Executive Director Jeff Newton often recalls the time he encountered a boy who had scarfed down three hot dogs during the early days of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Sunday evening community meals.
On a Sunday evening in October, Jeff Newton sits in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church at a table occupied by children from the Garden Square neighborhood, catching up with them on the past week. He knows all of their stories and gives them all equal attention, talking about the…
On a sunny Friday evening in January, Kokomo Police Capt. Kevin Summers parks his patrol car by the community building at Garden Square and greets one of four teenagers gathered on a bench there by name.
It’s well below freezing, but Jackie Peden starts the morning of Feb. 10 like she does every day: opening the front door of her Garden Square apartment to signal to the children they can come and go as they please.
- Community in Crisis
- Honoring Deputy Koontz
- Neighborhood Guides
- Changing the Conversation: Poverty in Our Community
- Stories of War
- 100 Objects
- Addiction Series
- April 11, 1965 - 50 Years Later
- Ryan White: 25 Years Later
- The Battle for Baseball
- Paying for College
- Nov. 17, 2013: One Year Later
- Degrees of debt
This Week's Circulars
- Wallick Mansion set to offer one-of-kind estate sale
- Kokomo artist sues city over winter fall on Walk of Excellence
- Police: Woman smuggled meth into prison while children left alone in hotel
- 'A great man': Fallen Trooper Peter Stephan honored during emotional funeral and burial
- Kokomo wins grant to help pave 15 miles
- The Iron Fist: After nearly dying from gunshot, Kokomo man opens boxing club to inspire kids
- Letter: Stop spreading fake news, lies
- Striking workers accept fiscal pain in hopes of better contract
- Goodnight endorses Smith, criticizes Moore in election lead-up
- Hidden Hills residents enraged by decision to close 5 roads over dams