Speak It Forward Lands New Office Space
Our non-profit organization finally has a home in downtown Kalamazoo. It’s just the start to growing our work and changing lives in deeper and more profound ways. The office will be located downtown across the street from the popular Entertainment District and right above our friends at Southwest Michigan First. We are in the process of replacing floors, ceiling and walls, as well as beginning stages of ordering furnishings and technology to fill the space. All that means very little, though, compared to what we will ACTUALLY do in that space. Here is where we will scout out “beautifully broken” talent and give them a future home. A home base where we can launch strategic “spoken word” assaults on the community, state and nation. The attacks will help to open eyes, minds and hearts and engage our community in a way never experienced before.
This is what real economic development is all about. Turning what seem like weaknesses into our valued strengths. Welcome to the next level of Speak It Forward Inc. and Kinetic Affect.
Hi, I graduated from high school at Kalamazoo Central 3 years ago…I just wanted to let you know that lately, whenever I need something empowering, I listen to your words. Since graduating I’ve moved to New York and I’ve been sharing your words and stories here and you’ve got many fans here now. I hope you’re both doing well, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you.-
…I was at Lakeside Academy and attended the classes that were put on by Speak It Forward. I loved and appreciated what you did for me and my fellow peers. It has been almost a year and a half since I left and I’m doing much better now. The things you taught me I still use to this day. Thank you.-
I still wear my shirt from your first performance downtown Kalamazoo. Circa 2006 or so… You guys are the TRUTH!!!-