- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Eastern Michigan University has received a $361,000 Kresge Foundation grant to expand programs for low-income families in Ypsilanti housing projects.

The funding will support the Ypsilanti Family Empowerment Program, a community effort helping families in the Hamilton Crossing development connect more effectively with economic, educational and health resources.

Services have included tutoring, college prep advising, computer resources, job-seeking assistance and safety programs.

Hamilton Crossing covers 70 families. The program also will be implemented for new residents at Parkridge Homes.

Eastern Michigan’s Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities director Russ Olwell says the “initiatives will help in continuing to transform the economic and community life of the city of Ypsilanti.”

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