POLESTAR Community Center

Mary Jo Schnell, executive director of the OutCenter, met with John Young, a founding member of a new initiative in Traverse City.

John had reached out to the OutCenter and other LGBT Centers to research strategies on organizational development and programs and services. Together, Mary Jo and John shared stories, perspectives and best practices in general and specific to LGBT centers serving mostly rural communities. It was a substantive exchange and very rewarding to both centers. The Polestar LGBT Center will serve Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska and Antrim counties. For more information, visit tcpolestar.org.

We wish them well as they move toward establishment, look forward to further assisting them in their process, and look forward to celebrating their success! And if you travel north, don’t forget to seek them out!


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