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Who We Are

Kalamazoo’s Vine Neighborhood, like all of the areas in the City, is a must-know community. In Vine, we cherish a unique and diverse mix of college, professional, and family residents, who appreciate living in a neighborhood that is within walking distance of many downtown attractions and events. The Vine Neighborhood Association is a resident-focused 501(c)3, and engages in advocacy work, helping to connect residents with the right resources, and facilitating groups of residents to achieve collective-impact goals. The VNA also endeavors to support and collaborate with other local agencies and for-profits.

Land Acknowledgement

The Vine Neighborhood stands on the land of the Council of the Three Fires- the Ojibwe, the Odama and the Potawatomi. Indigenous nations of the Great Lakes region are also known as the Anishinaabe, or original people, and their language is Anishinaabemowin. We acknowledge the enduring relationship that exists between the People of the Three Fires and this land.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate and strengthen a sense of community and an improved quality of life for the residents of Vine.

Impact Statement

We strive to accomplish this by distributing resources, advocating for our residents, managing properties equitably, and supporting local artists and innovators.

Inclusiveness Statement

No person is excluded from agency services, employment or volunteer participation because of ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, economic circumstance, physical and/or mental abilities/characteristics, philosophy/religion, or any other discriminatory reason.

Furthermore, it is contrary to the policy of the Vine Neighborhood Association for any persons to be discriminated against in employment, housing or participation in publicly funded programs because of race, color, national origin, ethnic or religious background, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, height, weight, disability, veteran status or any other class protected by law, in accordance with all federal and state laws.