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Detroit's hottest residential neighborhoods in 2023, according to realtors

Despite a cooling housing market, real estate agents in Detroit say due to low inventory, move-in ready houses near the city’s historic neighborhoods and thriving commercial corridors are still a hot buy.

Longform Susan Sheppard, COO of Arbor Circle, which recently facilitated a statewide collaboration to better support medically fragile foster children.

Michigan project highlights needs of medically fragile foster children

A recent collaboration is working to address the many challenges faced by medically fragile foster children, who may live with chronic disorders or developmental disabilities.

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Foster care fosters hope for Michigan’s most vulnerable children

Michigan's community mental health agencies, CMHs, provide mental health care for the roughly 10,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system. Here is how Genesee Health Systems and Sanilac County CMH are working hard to help foster children in their counties thrive.

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Community mental health meets Northern Michiganders where they’re at with mobile crisis intervention

The Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority mobile crisis intervention services reach across Crawford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford counties.    

Feature Story OnPoint provides care at its facilities and also via mobile crisis response.

OnPoint’s mobile crisis team brings help to Allegan County residents with urgent mental health needs

OnPoint’s Community Mental Health Mobile Crisis Intervention Program is available 24/7/365 with a supervisor and two clinicians on-call at all times. 

Partner Content Third-grade students at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy in Detroit trying a yummy fruity roll-up tasting.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Farm-to-School initiatives grow through SNAP-Ed

The DPSCD Farm-to-School initiative increases the amounts of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes used in school breakfasts and lunches.

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Bringing education and enrichment to Southwest Detroit youthQ&A with Alejandra Gomez: Nonprofit Journal Project

When she was 12 years old, Alejandra Gomez, started participating in afterschool activities in Southwest Detroit at United Neighborhood Initiatives. Today she leads afterschool and out-of-school programming for the agency, bringing creativity, heart and expertise to her work with young people.  

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Purchase a house through the Land Bank? This free workshop teaches home renovation skills — and more

Detroit residents that have purchased a home through the Detroit Land Bank Authority have a unique opportunity to learn more about improving their home renovation skills, and all the while building their own custom-designed piece of furniture.

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Application window opens for next cohort of TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp

“For years now, TechTown has helped Retail Boot Camp graduates open competitive retail businesses in a fast-changing environment,” says Jeremy Lewis, Director of Small Business Services for TechTown Detroit.

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Empowering community members to eat healthierQ&A with Sonia Brown: Nonprofit Journal Project

Sonia Brown, known as Auntie Na, is rehabbing a house to be much more than a food pantry to serve Detroit’s west side. Nutrition education around healthy food shopping, meal preparation, and growing vegetables will take place at the “nutrition home,” located in the beloved neighborhood known as Auntie Na’s Village.  

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How these 3 women wowed judges to win the Black Girl Ventures Pitch Tour in Detroit

From environmental puzzle designs to empowering young women, these three entrepreneurs are changing metro Detroit with their businesses and were awarded in a recent pitch competition. We find out why the judges were so impressed. 

Feature Story Joan Gustafson and Nellie Tsai of Michigan Nonprofit Association

Finally, support for small nonprofits that kept communities together during the pandemicFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Michigan Department of Labor and Opportunity are overseeing a grant program for small Michigan nonprofits that are struggling post-pandemic.    

Longform Berrien County Health Officer Guy Miller, Corewell Health South Medical Group and Continued Care Vice President Melinda Gruber, and Region IV Area Agency on Aging CEO Christine Vanlandingham at the Berrien County Health Department.

Here's how a collaboration in Southwest Michigan helped older adults avoid hospitalization for COVID

Health care providers repackaged existing community services that enabled older adults to stay in their homes if they came down with COVID, or return home more quickly if they were hospitalized.

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Detroit Equity Action Lab event at Wayne State will mark National Day of Healing from Racism

The Detroit Equity Action Lab will host a free National Day of Healing from Racism event on Tuesday at Wayne State University. The day-long event is focused on learning how to talk about racism’s impact and how to use practices to guide people on their journey of healing from racism. 

Development News “Much like COVID, there's a huge disparity in infection rates between Black LGBT-plus men and our white counterparts,” says Jerron Totten, pictured here and Social Justice Engineer at LGBT Detroit.

Nonprofit LGBT Detroit receives renewed support from MDHHS in addressing HIV stigma

“Much like COVID, there's a huge disparity in infection rates between Black LGBT-plus men and our white counterparts,” says Jerron Totten, Social Justice Engineer at LGBT Detroit.

Development News COTS' CEO Cheryl P. Johnson serving children in the COTS community.

After two years of virtual events, COTS fundraiser Soup City ready to celebrate in-person once again

“Come hungry and be ready to dance,” says COTS CEO Cheryl P. Johnson.

Feature Story GRDC Director Michael Randall stands in front of  the West Outer Drive Apartments, which are being renovated.

These two Detroit nonprofits are prioritizing community engagement in their development efforts

To be effective, community development organizations must work together residents to revitalize neighborhoods. Here are two Detroit nonprofits who want residents to lead the way with their development projects.

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Q&A with James C. Turner: Detroit filmmaker shares 'Noble Intentions' for a thriving film community

With the powerful Detroit coming-of-age crime drama "Noble Intentions" (starring Obba Babatunde, Aaron D. Spears, and Lori Hayes) now available on streaming services, we check in with the filmmaker about why he thinks the city is the perfect place to tell unique stories.  

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Financial resolutions: 4 tips to save your family money in 2023

To help start the new year off strong, banking institution JPMorgan Chase recommends having open and honest conversations as a family about finances.

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Issue Media Group launches new publication ‘The Helm’’ serving Greater Sandusky Region

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online news platform – The Helm Sandusky. This publication will tell the stories of investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and individuals that are shaping the Greater Sandusky Ohio region.