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Prosperity in Porkville (A contemporary fable)

September 1st, 2019

by BettyBeth Johns
Community Development Manager

Wally Streeter was a wolf of ill repute.  He held no title and was never elected to any position of authority, yet his intimidating stature and bullish behavior ruled the tiny hamlet of Porkville. He was a masterful marketer...

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Welcome Home to UCOM

July 27th, 2016

Guest Blog by BettyBeth Johns

Recently a woman who did not speak English entered the food pantry at UCOM and quietly had a seat in the reception area. She was warmly greeted by staff and she smiled but did not sign in or indicate what she wanted....

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Getting There One Person at a Time

March 23rd, 2015

by BettyBeth Johns, Community Development Manager, UCOM

(BettyBeth is one of UCOM's new champions in our journey with Partners for a Racism Free Community. I welcome her as a guest blogger to recount one of her first experiences in her new role. --Bruce)

Dr. Paul...

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Transformative Charity

June 23rd, 2014

Toxic Charity: Another Perspective

Over the next few weeks we will have a short series of guest blogs that touch on many of the same questions I've raised while discussing toxic chaity in my last few blogs. As promised in our last post, here is part two our guest blog from...

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Transformative Charity

June 9th, 2014

Toxic Charity: Another Perspective

Over the next few weeks we will have a short series of guest blogs that touch on many of the same questions I've raised while discussing toxic chaity in my last few blogs. Today we have the first part of a blog from Access of West Michigan...

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