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Overcoming racism in Michigan

Michiganders are unifying their communities, and finding peaceful pathways to overcome racism, and the divisiveness, segregation and disparities it causes.
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Five families commit to an underutilized neighborhood school

More than one-quarter of Michigan students are enrolled outside of their home school district. Instead of opting for school of choice, five Grand Rapids families committed to sending their kindergarteners to their under-performing neighborhood school.
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28-year-old Detroiter uses youthful wisdom to teach life skills to young adults

Alandra Chuney hadn't given golf any thought as a teenager. But then her sisters started playing and so did she, and now she's a mentor and director of student support with the Midnight Golf Program. 
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Baby friendly Grand Rapids (INCLUDES NEW VIDEO)

Young families are choosing Grand Rapids as the place to live. Nearly a third of Grand Rapids' households have children under 18. Read why and about the ongoing challenges for young families of color. 
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Read and Write Kalamazoo captures whimsy and magic of reading

With the awareness of the importance of reading proficiency by third grade, programs like Read and Write Kalamazoo are taking on a new urgency. 
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Barriers to ending youth homelessness in Washtenaw County

Advocates are hard at work trying to assist the county's homeless youth, who number over 1,000. But barriers to success range from getting young people a government ID to lack of affordable housing.
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