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Resilient Neighborhoods: Residents help shape Mack Ave. streetscape vision led by Eastside nonprofit

Eastside Community Network is working to center Detroiters' voices in the streetscape planning. Business owners on both sides of the avenue anticipate construction challenges leading to worthwhile results. 

Longform Michael Williams, president and CEO of Orchards Children's Services, a child and family services agency with locations in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

Michigan's foster children face mental health challenges – but these agencies set them up to succeed

All foster children experience some form of trauma, but Michigan's child and family service agencies are working to provide the mental health services foster kids desperately need.

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Growing a movement: How a young Detroit dance studio stays on its feet

When three Detroit women joined forces to open a dance studio at the tail end of the pandemic, they were immediately swamped with enrollments. Since then, they've navigated challenges with community support and small business grants, making a name for themselves. 

Feature Story Marissa Schuh, Detroit School of Gymnastics

How Build Institute uses subject matter experts to grow Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Detroit is considered to be one of the top-ranking emerging ecosystems in the world, so we take a closer look at how our entrepreneurs support each other and what's working to grow small businesses.   

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Michigan’s rural CMHs work hard on improving access to mental health resources

MI Mental Health spoke with Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Chief Operations Officer Joanie Blamer and Sanilac County Community Mental Health CEO Wil Morris on addressing the mental health and wellness needs of rural communities.   

Longform A number of financial incentives for post-secondary education help those interested in an early education career.

Michigan looks to create a better career path for early childhood educators

Improved career pathways, state incentives, and improved wages are essential to recruiting and retaining the early education workforce needed for the PreK for All roll-out.

Longform Grand Haven resident Lesa Jordan with Sheyenne Cole, a counselor in Senior Resources of West Michigan's Behavioral Health at Home program.

Behavioral health at home helps Muskegon-area older adults improve quality of life

Multiple organizations in the Muskegon area are bringing trained counselors to the homes of older adults who face mobility or transportation challenges.

Feature Story Brodrick Wilks, program director and treasurer for Rescue MI Nature Now

Detroit environmental group creates green spaces through urban acupunctureQ&A with Brodrick Wilks: Nonprofit Journal Project

Using urban acupuncture, this Detroit nonprofit revitalizes alleyways to create a healthier and sustainable environment for its residents.

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Mapping Detroit: Flooding risks and climate refuge potential

To fully harness Detroit's potential as a climate haven, it is imperative to recognize and address the city's industrial legacy and ecological shortcomings. We take a closer look at flood risk areas within Detroit, with Jefferson Chalmers and Southwest Detroit/Dearborn emerging as critical zones on the risk map.

Feature Story Rev. Horace Sheffield III, Executive Director of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations

Michigan nonprofits cite need for change in board diversityFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

The charge for nonprofit board diversity has waned, but its importance is as strong as ever say Southeast Michigan nonprofit leaders.  

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