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Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) will present its annual Saturday Special event hosted at Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District’s Career-Tech Center.

Saturday Special - October 5, 2013
TBAISD Career Tech Center
880 Parsons Road, Traverse City
Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Workshop topics will include:

  • Going Green Turns to Green
  • Home Economics-Basic Sewing Skills Payoff
  • Everybody Eats-Save Big with Make-Ahead Snacks
  • Free Fun for All, Keep your Motor Running
  • Cleaning on the Cheap   


This day will include Progress Village, a group of neighbors who play an active role in our community by responding to poverty by helping others understand the reality and challenges of living in the crisis of poverty. Come Learn new skills from your neighbors and also learn from professionals who are ready to help you with personal growth.

The October 5th event is at TBAISD Career-Tech Center, 880 Parsons Road in Traverse City. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance by calling 800-442-1713 or 231-590-0100. Space is limited.

All are invited to attend and learn more about achieving financial self-sufficiency. There is no charge for the educational workshops.  PRI welcomes families to the event and will provide free daycare, lunch, and snacks.


Other event features include:

  • Community agencies presenting support opportunities for those in need
  • Prize and food giveaways


The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative works to reduce the impact of poverty in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska, and Antrim counties. Saturday Specials are presented two times per year to support the PRI mission in conjunction with the following community partners: Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD), NW Michigan Works!, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, United Way of Northwest Michigan, Department of Human Services, Father Fred Foundation, Area Agency on Aging, Progress Village, Fifth Third Bank, Northwest Michigan Tax Coalition, and Members Credit Union.


Related Info:  Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Northern Lower Michigan




Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager