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Battle Creek employers offer English lessons to immigrant employees

English as a Second Language lessons offered during work hours by Battle Creek employers helps families as it helps those who are bringing home a paycheck do better in their jobs. 
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Kids and families win with Detroit's Complete Streets policies

We asked Todd Scott, executive director of Detroit Greenways Coalition, about Detroit's CityHealth gold medal for Complete Streets and its impact on children and families.
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Melvin Thomas poised to engage youth in urban classrooms

A new master of urban education degree trains teachers on needs specific to the urban classroom. After eight years of counseling students, Melvin Thomas will attend the program to learn how to mentor youth in more profound ways.
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A family affair: Danto Furniture continues family business tradition into fourth generation

For the first entry in a series on family-run businesses, we spoke with Ashley Danto Silverman, the fourth generation in her family to work at Danto Furniture, a 78-year-old business started by Danto Silverman's great-grandfather.
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Outdoor jobs cultivate Detroit's next generation of environmental stewards

Greening of Detroit’s Green Corps employs Detroit high schoolers, ages 14 to 18, to keep the organization’s trees growing; it also fosters good environmental citizens.
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