Graduate from public high school in Kalamazoo and go to college for free.
It’s a rare offer- one that strives to show students that college is something crucial and attainable.
In a recent New York Times feature, Ted C. Fishman examined the Kalamazoo Promise and its effect on both the city and the state of Michigan.
Seven years ago, anonymous donors started The Promise, hoping to encourage more Kalamazoo students to attend college.
During his time writing the piece, Fishman was personally impacted by the stories of the students with whom he spoke.