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Partner Content Radhika Duggal, CMO of Community & Business Development at Chase

6 smart tips for teaching kids good financial habits

From creating an earning system to being a good role model, these tips can help set kids up with smart money habits. 

Partner Content Claudia and Dennis

How can Detroit development avoid pushing out older adults?

While an influx of higher-wage earners is creating a more prosperous Detroit, it also is leading to a shortage of multi-unit housing across the board, including housing for older adults, according to senior housing preservation leaders. "There is this older population that should be able to live in a revitalized urban community.”  

Feature Story Volunteers help seniors move back into their apartments after summer flooding.

Resilient Neighborhoods: Disastrous floods inspire SW Detroit nonprofit to pursue emergency planning

This Detroit nonprofit is looking into disaster preparedness planning  after summer flooding displaced a group of local seniors.

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LGBTQ+ center stretches to increase care in communties near and farThe Nonprofit Journal Project

For over 30 years, Affirmations has been the hub of Southeast Michigan’s LGBTQ+ communities and their allies. In the heart of Ferndale, in a 17,000-square-foot building owned by the community (it’s mortgage is paid), people of all sexual orientations, identities, expressions and cultures find socialization, support and programming to enrich their lives.   

Longform The North Branch of the Clinton River at Wolcott Mill Metropark.

What is the new future of Southeast Michigan's parks, post-COVID?

It's widely known that COVID-19 has caused a huge surge in park usage and outdoor activity, but what does that renewed interest in the outdoors mean for the future of Southeast Michigan's parks?

Partner Content Produce at a Michigan Farm to Family: CSA pickup at Lakeshore Depot in Marquette.

In the Upper Peninsula, finding an affordable CSA is a SNAP

In Marquette and Alger counties, the Michigan Farm to Family: CSA program connects families experiencing food insecurity with heavily discounted weekly CSA produce boxes.

Longform Medstar Mobile Health Paramedic Nicole Plauman demonstrates an in-home monoclonal antibody IV therapy setup.

More paramedics give proactive, non-emergency care as community paramedicine grows in Michigan

People usually associate paramedics with emergencies, CPR, and high-speed ambulance trips to the closest hospital with sirens shrieking. But that image is shifting. 

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Five Black women-owned businesses with TV and film set designer Tytiana SteeleModel D Explorer Series

“What I liked the most about doing this was discovering the Black women-owned businesses that I didn’t know were out there in the city. I don’t think they get a lot of light, as far as publicity goes,” Tytiana says.

Feature Story Communities First, Inc. hosted an informative workshop on Oct. 7 in Flint to prepare public input on the redistricting process and maps in their community.

Michigan nonprofits are asking their communities to comment on maps for state redistricting process

We voted for this process so now we need to participate in this process,” says Norman Clement, founder of the Detroit Change Initiative, a member of the MNA coalition of nonprofits. As the public hearings near, read how Michigan nonprofits are helping their communities do just that.

Feature Story Youth involved with UNI take a selfie at the LOS HQ opening.

Resilient Neighborhoods: This new youth center just opened its doors in SW Detroit

Young people have played a vital role in the development of this new community center in Southwest Detroit.

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