The Albion-Marshall Resilient Communities Project (AMRCP) launched in February of 2017, with the goal of cultivating a culture of respect and dignity within the greater Albion and Marshall community, while working together to create a safe, equitable place for all to live, work, and play.
The project was born out of the work completed within the Albion and Marshall school systems, as each merged and our youth began to attend the same schools. Building on the tremendous courage and growth the students displayed, the adults in both communities began a process of dialogue with one another to build positive relationships that not only support our children, but also strengthen our region and celebrate our communities.
Year one of the AMRCP provided nearly 30 opportunities for residents from both cities to begin to engage, grow, learn, and heal. From field trips to movie screenings, book discussions, the arts, workshops, and structured dialogues, each event began the process of repairing broken bonds between neighbors, whether they be 12 steps or 12 miles apart.
Our goal is to create unique experiences that increase engagement within and between Marshall and Albion (both residents and organizations) to promote relationship building and bridge the two communities.