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Former school being turned into housing and commercial space in downtown Jackson

Jackson, Michigan – The Jackson Anchor Initiative, in partnership with the City of Jackson, is pleased to announce the proposal from Detroit Rock Solid Inc. to transform Jackson’s Allen School building into a mixed-use residential and commercial space. The proposal will create 50 market rate units of 1 bed/1 bath and studio units, along with public communal space and professional offices.

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HFAH to Partner With YMCA, Building Space and Providing Services in New Downtown Y Facility

JACKSON, Mich., September 9, 2021 – The Jackson YMCA announced that Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) will program and staff approximately 6,500 square feet in the planned new YMCA facility. Following their $1 million capital campaign pledge in February 2020, HFAH has deepened its investment by agreeing to lease space for planned services including sports medicine, rehabilitation, and a mix of specialty services. Both the HFAH Board of Trustees and the Jackson YMCA Board of Directors recently voted to approve the agreement.

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Jackson YMCA Opens Bid Period for New Facility

JACKSON, Mich. – The Jackson YMCA is issuing requests for contractors to bid on various aspects of the new facility build. Final bid documents were published Thursday, Aug. 26, with bids due Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. In June, the YMCA announced that its architect/engineer Bergmann PC completed design work on a roughly 75,000-square-foot new facility.

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Jackson’s Hot Air Jubilee sponsored by American 1 Credit Union made for a spectacular weekend

Jackson, MI – Ella Sharp Park was filled with the glow of hot air balloons as bystanders watched with excitement during the annual Hot Air Jubilee this past weekend, presented by American 1 Credit Union.

The event, which occurred at Ella Sharp Park from July 23 to July 25, featured the renowned hot air balloon competition with 28 participating pilots, as well as an auto show, the Jackson Blues Festival, several food vendors, the Kids Kingdom, and more. People of all ages gathered to enjoy and observe the long-standing Jackson tradition.

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American 1 Credit Union’s Tonia White joins Jackson YMCA Board of Directors

Jackson, MI – American 1 Credit Union is pleased to announce that Chief Employee Experience Officer Tonia White has recently joined the Jackson YMCA Board of Directors.

White, a dedicated American 1 employee, helps lead initiatives to move American 1 forward linked to the credit union’s core values. Prior to White’s employment, American 1 newly implemented a strategy to hire the “right person, right seat,” ensuring employees can succeed in their roles while also retaining the company’s strong focus on community. Since her first day on the job, White has been instrumental in helping maintain this very important strategy.

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Jackson Area Backpack Giveaway on Tap for July 28

As part of their continuing efforts to support students, families, local schools, and communities, Community Choice Credit Union will once again host backpack giveaways at eight of their 23 member centers in July and August.

The Jackson Member Center giveaway is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on July 28. The Jackson Member Center is located at 1425 Parnall Road. There will be 500 backpacks filled with school supplies and other learning essentials available to families, while supplies last. There is a limit of one backpack per child; children must be present to receive their backpack.

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