Upcoming Events

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Own It – Albion – Financial Empowerment Fair

Everything from Home to Health, Career to Car

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Doors open at 12 Noon – All activities wrapping up by 5 p.m.
Ludington Center, 101 N. Superior Street, Albion, MI  49224

This event is intended for every adult in Albion and the surrounding area. You can expect to find workshops on a range of financial topics, interactive stations with community organizations, prizes and other incentives for participation.
Transportation, childcare, and Spanish translation services will be provided.

Workshop Topics:

  • Homeownership: Mortgage Loans, Home Repair Grants, Handicap Accessibility, and Other Financial Incentives
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Repair & Counseling
  • Investments & Retirement Plans
  • Checking & Savings Accounts
  • Preventing Elder Abuse & Predatory Lending

Partnering Organizations:

Tentative Schedule:

12 p.m. Doors Open – Time to browse the fair booths

12:30 p.m. Introduction/Welcome by Homestead Savings Bank

12:45 p.m. Break Off into Workshops with 2-3 different options

1:45 p.m. Free time to explore the fair

2:05 p.m. Another round of workshops with 2-3 different options

3:05 p.m. More free time to explore the fair

3:20 p.m. Another round of workshops with 2-3 different options

4:20 p.m. Wrap Up – Draw Prize Winners

The event will be sponsored by Homestead Savings Bank, in partnership with Starr Commonwealth, and the Albion Branch NAACP.

The Year in Review

Check out our Events Page to see the past year’s events and accomplishments!

We extend great appreciation to the following partners for helping make the activities of the past year possible:

Albion College
Albion Community Foundation
Albion District Library
Battle Creek Community Foundation
Bogar Theatre
Bohm Theatre
Cronin Foundation
Graphics 3, Inc.
Loraine & Melinese Reuter Foundation
Marshall Community Foundation
Marshall District Library
Marshall Middle School
Starr Commonwealth
Team 1 Plastics
Zanetti Foundation

Featured below is a photo captured during one of two field trips taken last year.

AMRCP at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit Taken Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brave Spaces and Safe Spaces

The following information was provided by AMRCP Steering Committee member and parent of children in Marshall Public Schools, Keena Williams:

Safe spaces are spaces where we are surrounded by individuals we are comfortable with. They allow us to be our most authentic and vulnerable selves while showing empathy to those around us. Brave spaces ask us to be vulnerable, authentic, and empathetic with individuals we may not know well, or at all. Building on the successes of our children, who have shown tremendous courage and growth, the AMRCP is excited to invite adults in our communities to enter into dialogue with one another and aid one another in the process of our own healing.

Community Cookbook – Collecting Recipes!

We are collecting recipes for a Community Cookbook that will be given out later in the year. The cookbook will be a symbol of our communities coming together, sharing our cultures and family traditions.
Please share your favorite recipe with us at info@starr.org, message our Facebook page at facebook.com/amrcp, or give it us in person at one of our events. Please also include the city where you live.