Development News “Unrestricted awards to artists are an investment in the open exchange of ideas and perspectives—a critical component of navigating complexity and illuminating new possibilities,” says Christina deRoos, director of Kresge Arts in Detroit.

Applications for Kresge Artist Fellowships open as awards increase from $25K to $40K

“Unrestricted awards to artists are an investment in the open exchange of ideas and perspectives—a critical component of navigating complexity and illuminating new possibilities,” says Christina deRoos, director of Kresge Arts in Detroit.

Development News Owners of Michigan & Trumbull Pizza, Nate Peck and Kristen Calverley.

Michigan & Trumbull Pizza finds new home at Dreamtroit

"Our success is a testament to the community's support, and we're excited to continue serving our unique Detroit-style pizza to the neighborhood," said co-owner Kristen Calverley.

Why one Detroit police precinct is offering crochet classes to the community

“It’s a dream and a goal to make this work because i just love to be able to get people together to learn new skills,” Merriweather said. “This is a skill that can take you far.”

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Resilient Neighborhoods: Ground Zero invites youth to collide with Jesus, community, and opportunity

“I have to tell everyone I know about this good news that has given me life and joy, peace, and true fulfillment that I couldn’t find in relationships, sports, awards, or anything else,” says Micah Williams, youth director at Central Detroit Christian. He and his wife Megan, two recent Wayne State grads, are working to share hope and friendship with teens in the community. 

Development News Michigan Avenue in Corktown in 2017.

A new way to collect and analyze street usage data to be deployed in Corktown

“In Michigan, our vision for mobility extends beyond the traditional automobile. By innovating our mobility ecosystems, we're not only enhancing the quality of life for our residents but also providing robust support to diverse industries,” says Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist.

Development News The Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State University and its surrounding reflection pool, seen here empty to the right of the building's foundation.

Wayne State hopes for Spring '24 completion for restoration of Yamasaki-designed reflection pool

“The renovations of the DeRoy Auditorium reflection pool and lecture halls are part of Wayne State's commitment to align facilities with the evolving needs of students,” says Laurie Lauzon Clabo, acting provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

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“Elevate Your Voice” Entrepreneur Spotlight: Uche Ndubuisi

"Inside of everybody there is something they are born to give to the generation we are born into, but it took time for me to be able to discover the kind of business that I was born to do," says Uche Ndubuisi, owner of the Inkster African & Caribbean Market.

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“Elevate Your Voice” Entrepreneur Spotlight: Dion Chapmon

"We are all about family and building a stronger community by sharing information and guidance and education through experiences with the next generation that's coming up behind us," says Dion Chapman, owner of A Cut Above the Rest Barbershop, based in River Rouge.

Feature Story Mapping Detroit coffee shops

Mapping Detroit: Coffee Shops and Community Building

Gathering spaces in Detroit are a hot commodity and not easy to come by, so the loss of just one is usually a substantial hit to the community. A handful of new baristas are trying their hand at pop-up coffee offerings and we can’t wait until they have some physical space to add to the growing demand.

Longform CEDAM’s Emily Reyst with Boot Camp graduate Christine Holmes, Woodbridge Neighborhood Development director of policy and property development.

CEDAM Real Estate Boot Camp readies Michigan’s emerging developers

The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan is addressing the demand for affordable housing across the state. It’s real estate development boot camp provides tools and training for developers and community members within their neighborhoods.   

Longform Access to affordable child care plays a critical role in families finding secure employment.

Underfunding early child care has far-reaching impactsPreK for All a step in the right direction

The U.S economy loses an estimated $122 billion a year through lost earnings, productivity, and tax revenue because of the challenge parents have in finding early child care.

Development News The Matrix Theatre in 2016.

Community development projects receive funding in Corktown, North Corktown, and Hubbard Richard

“It’s critical that residents in Corktown, North Corktown and Hubbard Richard have a voice in how their neighborhoods develop," Community Foundation president and CEO Richard (Ric) DeVore says. “That’s why this year's grantmaking from the Michigan Central/Church Street Fund is designed to ensure local nonprofits have the support they need to shape the future of their communities as they see fit.”

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Locally-led Highland Park wrestling club connects with youth

“The academy also instilled in me a solid work ethic by having to learn fundamentals and skills by repetition, practice, and training, as well as focusing on my goals,” says Cordell Clyburn, a proud Silverback Academy alumni. "The overall lesson is 'don't let nobody beat you by outworking you, it’s your life'.”

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“Elevate Your Voice” Entrepreneur Spotlight: Nada Hassan

"I have friends and family who live here, and I feel that there is a need for exposure to art, especially for younger kids," says Nada Hassan, owner of Dearborn's Paint with Nada.

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“Elevate Your Voice” Entrepreneur Spotlight: LaWanda Hines

"I decided to take my own flower class from a very prominent designer that's well known throughout the US, and I fell in love with flowers," says LaWanda Hines, co-owner of Now and Forever Flower Boutique. 

Feature Story U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and community mental healthMI Mental Health interview shares why she has worked so hard for mental health care

Q&A with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow shares why she has worked so hard and so long to improve community mental health. 

Longform Sherlynn James works hard to help her Black and brown clients overcome barriers to home ownership.

Dismantling racism means removing barriers to home ownership

Owning a home is a huge part of the American Dream for those that call Michigan home. It is also one of the keys to building wealth, which many Black families have learned and now strive for.

Longform Amy Romain, program director of behavioral medicine, Sparrow Health System/MSU Family Medicine Residency, and Emalie Karp, Sparrow Health System/MSU Family Medicine Residency behavioral medicine faculty member.

Michigan initiatives create new supports for parents experiencing postpartum depression

Over 23,000 Michigan women and their families per year are affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, but several innovative initiatives are working to change that.

Longform Dr. Jordan Braciszewski demonstrates an iPad app used to screen children for mental health issues in Henry Ford Health clinics.

Michigan providers use innovative technologies to expand access to behavioral health

Telehealth, which ramped up during the COVID-19 pandemic, is here to stay and many agencies and providers are finding new ways to implement it.

Longform Robert Sheehan, executive director of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Community Mental Health has made big strides over the past 12 months in MichiganMI Mental Health recaps CMH successes of the series' first year

New partnerships, expanding programs with schools and law enforcement, and the designation of 17 community mental health organizations (CMHs) as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration sites are a few of the highlights Michiganders