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Best of Michigan Nightlight 2016

Inclusive parks, tolerant schools, and cool moms. Revisit the best-read 2016 Michigan Nightlight stories from around the state.
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Thinking like a boss: Detroit youth entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship programs across the city engage youth in hands-on, place-based entrepreneurial training, equipping them to both launch their own businesses and use entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems.
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Horns for the Holidays puts music in the hands of kids in need

Approximately 600 musical instruments will be distributed to area children this year by Horns for the Holidays, an organization founded by Manchester musician Ken Kozora.
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The Henry Ford Academy's senior mastery process helps students own their future

The Senior Mastery Process gives high school students at the Henry Ford Academy a hands-on opportunity working for a business or organization to help answer the age old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?"
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Detroit's mother entrepreneurs, Part III: Family first

Despite the time required to start and run a business, mother entrepreneurs often do so because it counterintuitively allows them to get closer to their family. In the third part of our three-part series, read about how flexibility and availability help mothers succeed ...
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Detroit's mother entrepreneurs, Part II: Finding strength in overcoming bias

Women and minority entrepreneurs face an unfortunate amount of bias as business owners. But in the second part of our three part series on mother entrepreneurs, discover the strength that comes from pushing through those biases. 
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Detroit's mother entrepreneurs, Part I: Improving economic, social mobility

In the first of a three-part series looking at the challenges of being both a mother and entrepreneur, read about women seeking financial independence in business.
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New program aims to support Latino fathers

Two Grand Rapids groups have partnered to better serve an often marginalized community: Latino fathers. The newly-launched Padres Fuertes program is tackling issues such as language and cultural barriers, immigration fears, transportation needs, and education.
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Bootcamp boosts local food startups

Battle Creek food entrepreneurs learn how to do business better in bootcamp just for them. 
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