Feature Story Nyla photo Behind the Scenes

Voices of Youth: Behind the scenes on a Model D photo shoot

Nyla Davison tagged along on a Model D photo shoot that her father, Kahn Davison, was working on. She filmed a social media reel about what it took to create our story about women in Detroit leading changes in hip-hop music, interviewing the journalist and keenly observing the process.

Longform Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, founder of the Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Detroit.

Detroit initiatives combat high Black infant mortality rate with dignity and compassion

Black infant mortality rates in Michigan are consistently two and sometimes even three times higher than in white communities.

Feature Story Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth: Defining and refining our community

For the second cohort of Voices of Youth, we sat down with nearly a dozen Detroit teenagers who shared with us their thoughts on what community is and what (as "solutions-oriented journalists") they would like the world to understand about the city where they learn and love. 

Feature Story Detroit Home Improvement

Mapping Detroit: How the city's home improvement stores are 'agents of knowledge'

With an average construction age of 70+ years, Detroit homes need a special kind of love. It's why the city's home improvement stores are often local, and connected to the residents they supply. Here's the story their geography tells. 

Feature Story The Raising Hope Senior Program supports Detroit seniors with food boxes and transportation assistance.

Resilient Neighborhoods: This innovative East Side program helps older adults meet their needs

East Side Senior Program is aimed at supporting older adults on multiple fronts.

Feature Story Jamar's Jammies / Photo supplied

Young founder of Jamar’s Jammies raises 700+ pajama donations each year for Michigan kids

Jamar Bray recalled running downstairs to watch the Detroit-inspired “Static Shock” animated series, in his pajamas – and even at a young age knowing that pajamas were a privilege. Now the 25-year-old runs a nonprofit that provides pajamas for youth in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Howell during the winter season.  

Partner Content The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s work in gardens grew out of its SNAP-Ed direct education programming like Fresh Conversations and Rec-Connect™, pictured here at Burton Senior Activity Center.

Gardens growing change in Flint

The Greater Flint Health Coalition delivers nutrition and physical activity education with SNAP-Ed direct education programming to residents, including senior citizens, across Flint and Genesee County. 

Longform  Check-in area of St. Clair Community Mental Health in Port Huron.

Michigan community mental health agencies recognize families' role in treatment

Michigan's CMHs rely on families to help recovery and ensure that people function at their highest level.

Longform Conversations about hard topics like suicide can help prevent it.

Here's how Michigan's community mental health agencies are helping prevent youth suicide

Summit Pointe, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, and other community mental health agencies provide youth access to services that help them overcome suicidal thoughts and self-harming actions.

Longform Christine Vanlandingham, Region IV Area Agency on Aging CEO.

New program offers physical and behavioral health care at home for Southwest Michigan's older adults

The Region IV Area Agency on Aging's Integrated Care at Home program aims to reach 100 community residents in 2023 and continue to grow that number in the years ahead. 

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