James Mattox is a Kalamazoo native who is the founder of A's for J's,
an incentive program for high school freshman that currently operates
at Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix. James manages and funds the program
while working another full-time job – and he is happy to do it. Read on
to find out more about this enterprising professional and what he's
At ONEplace we have the opportunity and honor to have extended conversations with many who devote their career to the nonprofit sector. One of my favorite questions is, “What attracted you to do this work?” The answers vary in detail, but a consistent theme runs through virtually all of them:...
Around ONEplace, we joke that we don't have a slow season and that
probably applies to most nonprofits. As you well know, many in the
nonprofit sector are stretched thin. Even with a stuffed workload, most
of us are presented with opportunities to do more, either at work or in the community. Join this committee! Help plan the company picnic!...