Talking Is Teaching Summer Events

We are excited to announce our FAMILY LITERACY WALKS taking place at various parks throughout the county, ALL SUMMER LONG!

JOIN US at a special give-away event listed below, or come and enjoy the yard sign path on your own with your family! Because being outdoors, and talking, singing or reading - makes all the difference!


Great Start Collaborative Staff

Sarah Drumm, Program Coordinator, 269-250-9635

Deirdre Bartells, Program Assistant, 269-250-9664

Ashley Drenth, Parent Liaison, 269-250-9665

Jen Stroven, Talking is Teaching Campaign Manager, 269-250-9701

Great Start Collaborative Vision

A Great Start for every child in Kalamazoo County: safe, healthy and successful in school and life.

Great Start Collaborative Mission

The purpose of the Great Start Collaborative is to ensure a coordinated system of community resources and family supports in Kalamazoo County.

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