Jane Simons says people reading stories from Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave On the Ground series in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo will find some commonalities between the two cities. Those include people wanting to make positive change in their communities. But Simons, who is Project Editor for On the Ground Battle Creek says Battle Creek and Kalamazoo are different, and the stories show those characteristics.
On the Ground Battle Creek Engagement Editor Jeff Cotton says Battle Creek is still struggling with its identity right now. He says the stories in the On the Ground series may help with that effort. He says they are finding the people and getting them to share energy with the city.