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Access to clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right, according to the United Nations. However billions of people around the world continue to drink contaminated water and suffer the consequences. This includes a number of dangerous diseases, including diarrhea diseases and cholera. When humanitarian travellers make their way to communities where development …

Humanitarian travel is different from a vacation. You don’t go TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Vacation Spots in 2018. Instead, you head to where help is needed most. And these places can have different levels of comfort and security
Your main objective is to help others. But to do so, you need to stay safe and adapt to the new environment in order to complete your assignment. To do the absolute best that you can while in the field, follow these 7 golden rules of…

Being an aid worker is not just a job; it is a calling that requires working from the heart. In many cases, as a humanitarian aid worker, you already wanted to help people since you were a little kid. You're always the first in line when someone needs help. Your heart skips a beat when you see someone getting hurt. You cannot tolerate injustice. You are confident that you can be the difference-maker through actions. Those are some of the classic signs of…

Are we headed for a normalization of trade wars, or will leaders find a way to cooperate? Two trade experts give their take.

Humour brings people closer together - which is why we ought to embrace rather than fear it in the workplace. Here are three tips on how to raise a smile among your colleagues

Traveling overseas? If you are headed to Africa, there are a number of routine vaccines that every incoming visitor is highly recommended to take prior to travel. You probably need some vaccines when traveling to Africa. When you are traveling as part of a humanitarian mission, there is a big chance that you may be …

New research on vitamin K suggests that it may promote eye health, thanks to the vitamin’s link to active matrix Gla protein, or MGP, an inhibitor of calcification in large arteries.

Staff from Kalamazoo Valley’s ValleyHUB food hub are partnering with instructors from the University of Vermont to offer the Food Hub Management Professional Certificate program
Launched by UVM five years ago, the program is an innovative blend of hands-on, community-based, online and in-person learning designed to prepare students for managing food hubs. Designed for emergent and established food hub managers, the program provides the tools and…

Typically, humanitarian aid workers don’t have the luxury of bringing four suitcases on a mission. It's not possible to just take anything you want. You have to be smart and aware of the necessities so that the luggage you bring, is efficiently packed. In this article, we give a few travel tips for packing luggage on a humanitarian mission.

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is home to Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ)
EDQ is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and bringing to the attention of policymakers, decision makers, and researchers the latest quality research findings in economic development
Upjohn’s mission, vision, and core values of providing unbiased quality research in the areas of employment policy, labor market analysis, and economic and workforce development…

Charlene is a northern New Jersey mother who works full time and is raising her two young sons. While Charlene works to improve the quality of area child car...

Things have changed quite a bit since Christopher Reynolds attended Detroit Cass Technical High School 40 years ago. The old nine-story building he attended classes in was torn down in 2011, his fo…

Garden flowers can bring as much joy in the house as in the garden. Follow these 5 steps to preserve your garden flowers in an arrangement.

Kalamazoo, MI- The Kalamazoo Growlers have announced today they are releasing ‘Plan C’, the final batch of 365-Game Plans for the 2019 Season. Nate... Full Story

@Ludacris rolled out and surprised us at RCA today! We were excited to see him and shocked when he presented two students with tickets to this year’s Super B...

Video viral sensation and pop/alternative band OK Go is coming to Kalamazoo.

Internships We are excited to offer full and part-time internships for law, graduate, and undergraduate students. For full descriptions and application instructions, please refer to the specific position listing. Internships are unpaid, but we are happy to complete any paperwork to assist with school credit or outside funding. All internship applications must include a resume …

As governments retreat from global commitments, the private sector and NGOs have to step up. Here's how they can do it.

Specialties: Escape from the everyday and into the Stuart Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast, a classic Queen Anne Eastlake home innkeepers Dana and Chris have lovingly restored into a cozy space that blends traditional Victorian style with…

"And sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest."
Day 16: As we celebrate the sixteenth day of 2019, there are many in this nation that have been impacted by the partial shutdown of the federal government. Not only are some federal employees working without pay but there are many that receive federal assistance through SNAP food programs and college student aid programs that have been placed on hold. Yet, in the midst of these adverse times, I come…

KALAMAZOO(WKZO AM/FM) --  Kalamazoo County Government will move ahead with their plan to build a new courthouse and administrative building on a lot along Kalamazoo Avenue, a location that some hoped would be the home of a downtown arena.
In fact the County’s plan had been put on hold because of the arena discussion.  Last night...

We are already into week three of the New Year
I hope everyone has been able to stay strong to their New Year resolution commitments so far. The PFC is staying committed to bringing you great quality health and wellness products. As a reminder, if there are any products that we do not currently carry in store that would help you on your New Year’s journey, there is always the possibility we would be able to special order the item into the store…