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Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program is on the road again and making a stop in Battle Creek on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to share leadership successes and paths to greater family financial security.

The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) invites those eager to help build strong families and communities to a special Battle Creek Public Enagement program at 6 p.m.

The program takes place at the newly developed Record Box Loft, 15 Carlyle Street, 2nd Floor, in downtown Battle Creek. RSVP to hold your seat atRSVP at EngageExcitement.

“We are looking forward to introducing MPLP’s benefits and resources to southwest Michigan,” said MPLP Co-Director Susy Avery, a long-time advocate for personal leadership and builder of family and community success strategies.

“We’re also looking forward to meeting people who live and work in the area who are ready to create change, make a difference and secure their family’s financial futures,” she said.

Local MPLP graduates will be on hand, along with employment and education leaders sharing fresh insights into family and community resources, showcasing MPLP benefits and spending time in valuable networking, she said.

The program includes:

  • Kim Carter, superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools
  • Michael Horrigan, president of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  • J.R. Reynolds, special initiatives director, Beyond Diversity Resource Center, and chair, Michigan Good Food Committee.
  • Calhoun County Commissioner Steve Frisbie, an MPLP alum from the Class of 2016.
  • Jacob Smith, MPLP Class of 2015, senior operations specialist, Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

“We want people to know about benefits of their own community and and the great state of Michigan available through MPLP,” Avery said. “Why? Because MPLP offers 24 Fellowships each year to people who are interested in building family and personal futures – for themselves and their communities.”

For more information, contact Katherine Cusick, or 517-353-1357.