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How addressing social and economic factors can help close the gap in Detroit’s health equity

"It's not enough to treat someone for a disease or help a mother grieve a lost infant," says Phyllis Meadows, a senior fellow at The Kresge Foundation's Detroit Program. "We need to look at all the economical, social, and relational stressors that contributed."

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PEDALS program helps teachers bring social and emotional learning to life in the classroom

"These are the skills that will carry them through life," says Jaletha Smith, a social-emotional coach at PEDALS. "They'll know how to handle and deal with certain challenges and traumas they might face. And if they have that social-emotional piece, the cognitive— that'll be easy for them to pick up. But you first have to have those skills to be able to sit down, listen, and follow directions to get to that."

Longform Nicole Shannon, systemic litigation and advocacy attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Alison Hirschel, director and managing attorney of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative.

Here's how Michigan is working to ensure court-appointed guardians don't take advantage of elders

Michigan providers and activists are working hard to ensure the guardianship system effectively serves Michigan's older adults.

Feature Story Alexandra Clark is behind the chocolate delights at Bon Bon Bon.

Crafty Christmas: Detroit fair celebrates handmade holiday goods

More than 100 local artists and makers will be selling traditional handicrafts with a modern spin at the Masonic Temple at Handmade Detroit's coming craft fair. Vintage jewelry, clothing, home décor, bath and body products, and sweet treats are all on the menu.

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TechTown’s ‘angel’ program aims to lift up Detroit’s economic ecosystem

TechTown Detroit’s Catalyst Angel Program seeks to teach 200 underrepresented angel investors how to become a contributor, connector, and catalyst to a successful economic ecosystem. Here, participants share their experiences, and what they hope for others. 

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Dining Destinations: These repurposed restaurant spaces share a common mission across Metro Detroit

Have you dined in a redesigned church? A renovated garage? A refurbished bank? From Detroit to Clarkston, eateries in reclaimed spaces carry a deeper mission through their buildings’ repurposed history.

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Midtown jazz and gender justice installation shifting narratives

The Carr Center has a unique history in Detroit, fulfilling a critical need for elevating Black artistic excellence in visual arts, dance, arts education, and jazz. The latest installation offers a nod to the center's past as it celebrates 30 years. 

Feature Story A brick bungalow brought back to life in Regent Park.

Resilient Neighborhoods: Regent Park's comeback has been building one home at a time

This faith-based nonprofit began its fight against blight in Regent Park by rehabbing a dozen homes. Now the neighborhood is poised benefit from millions of dollars in new investment.

Feature Story A colorful mural by Carl Oxley III welcomes people into Woodbridge.

Resilient Neighborhoods: Here are some of the surprises to be found at Woodbridge's pocket parks

From flowering meadows to a new reading nook, there's lots of cool things coming to the parks in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood.

Longform Jamie Winkler, executive director of the Salvation Army Great Lakes Harbor Light System, in a short term residential care room at the Salvation Army's Harbor Light facility in Detroit.

Medical respite care helps Michigan’s most vulnerable recuperate after hospitalization

A handful of Michigan facilities offer daily wound care, help filling and taking prescriptions, or support with substance use disorder treatment for those in need.

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