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Bio information about Alison goes here. She attended this university and works in this capacity with Kadima.
I always knew I wanted to be involved with social justice issues in some way, but I wasn’t sure how. I thought, if you’re not going to be a lawyer or social worker, how is your work going to be impactful? During my undergrad, I had the opportunity to be a part of a student led force, fighting for sexual assault and consent education courses on my college campus. I was attending conferences and panels, sitting in on board meetings, meeting survivors, and conversing with students on the topic. During this time I actually felt as though my voice was being heard and others were learning about the issue.
Barbara is chair of Creative Expressions, a newly forming program at Kadima, which provides clients access to the hands-on arts learning experiences guided by artists, as well as access to arts and cultural activities throughout the community.
I’ve known about Kadima’s work since the organization’s earliest days and have always been impressed with the people of Kadima and their passion and dedication. They do a magnificent job meeting the need in our community...
I used to live in Traverse City some years ago, and that was where my mental illness started. I was in adult foster care homes and decided to move back down to Southeast Michigan. I was living in an apartment on my own for a while, and I realized that I needed a little bit more help and support…
At the Kadima Annual Meeting in 2016, Alex was honored as one of our Volunteers of the Year for his volunteer work with “Sports Talk,” his participation in the new Kadima Connections program and his involvement as a new Kadima Ambassador.
I have always been passionate about giving back.
As a kid, my mother took me to the Jewish Home for the Aged, where I played the piano weekly for residents. I was also paired with an elderly woman, who openly spoke with me about life, family, and more.
Priscilla Garrett is the Integrated Care Manager for Kadima’s Integrated Health Care Initiative, launched in 2016 and made possible by a $205,500 three-year grant from The Jewish Fund. She joined Kadima as a direct care worker in 2013 and was promoted upon completion of her board certification in 2016.
Before I came back to Michigan to go to school, I worked at a group facility in Dallas. It inspired my desire to continue working in a group environment and supporting individuals who may traditionally be overlooked in the community. It didn’t take long to fall in love with Kadima and our clients...