KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ten years ago, it forever changed higher-education funding in Kalamazoo. On Tuesday morning, a major event kicked off the Kalamazoo Promise anniversary celebration. The program which provides Kalamazoo students with free college tuition.
WZZM 13 is looking at how it's been an example for some other communities.
Community leaders from around the country registered for the anniversary event at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. Many of them have started programs similar to the Kalamazoo Promise, with some further along than others. However, for all of them, it's about investing in education.
A decade on from Kalamazoo's launch, there are thank you's from schools, neighborhoods, and of course, real people like Tinashe Chaponda.