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Longform Pastor Dillon Burns, Manchester United Methodist Church.

In rural Washtenaw County, faith leaders work with mental health providers to address COVID impacts

The 5 Healthy Towns Foundation sought new ways to address rising mental health issues in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester, and Stockbridge. One solution it identified was equipping faith leaders to help.

Partner Content Gail Taylor shares how to keep finances healthy, and safe, this year.

Putting financial health and wellness first in 2022: Q&A with Chase Bank's Gail Taylor

Because January is so often associated with healthy habits, it’s no wonder that it is also Financial Wellness Month. We sat down with Gail Taylor, local Community Manager from the Chase branch on Michigan Avenue, to discuss setting and protecting goals for a successful financial journey. 

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PNC Bank to finance $57.3M project at Marygrove Conservancy

PNC commitments continue a historical collaboration with The Kresge Foundation to benefit Marygrove Conservancy.

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What impact are minority developers having on Detroit's skyline?

These four Detroit developers are sharing their perspectives on minority development in the Motor City.

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Big Plans: Five Detroit developments to watch in 2022

From charming urban forests to abandoned landmarks restored to grandeur, here are some of the projects we’ll have our eyes on this year.

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Friends of the Children-Detroit battles generational poverty with a 12+ year mentoring modelThe Nonprofit Journal Project

"With each of our children, we strive to meet three long-term goals: to ensure they graduate from high school, to keep them out of the juvenile justice system, and to help prevent them from becoming teen parents. Our mentors spend at least four one-on-one hours a week with their children, two hours in the classroom and two outside of it, exploring and sharing activities and experiences together."  

Feature Story A student participates in a Pick a better snack™ session presented by the Battle Creek Family YMCA.

Battle Creek Family YMCA changes palates one vegetable at a time

The Battle Creek Family YMCA has implemented a variety of initiatives to address lack of access to fresh food and vegetables in its community.

Longform Janet Martinez and Milagro Fernandez-Rivera. Photo by Nick Hagen.

How Detroit’s public schools are meeting these families’ needs'I take being a stakeholder very seriously. I have learned to advocate for my children.'

While a lack of financial resources impacts the Detroit school district’s ability to obtain quality textbooks and teachers, these parents are making it work.  

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How some Detroiters are building a better city by transforming vacant lots

"Transforming those four vacant lots started with a vision, and I believe that when you have a vision and put it out into the universe, you attract what you need and everything falls into place," Gray says. "But, it's not enough to have a vision. You need to put in hard work and you need money. And in this case our community needed money to make the garden a reality."

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Michigan Nonprofit Association launches Anti-racism Accountability and Action CohortThe Nonprofit Journal Project

“It's an opportunity for white leaders to better understand their whiteness, to deconstruct it and work for racial equity...people get to remain whole because that’s the goal, that people actually feel they have agency and power to change oppression and racism."  

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