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Program Offers a Second Chance for Young People
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Can young people poised for adult criminal records turn their lives around? Some dedicated folks in Kalamazoo are trying to help them round that corner.
The Power of Collective Impact
Saturday, August 24, 2013
From Detroit, to Battle Creek to Holland, nonprofits, businesses, and community members are impacting social problems using a collective impact framework.
Truffles Not Trouble For Convicted Young People
Monday, August 12, 2013
Dale Anderson wanted to help kids by teaching them building trades skills. He ended up teaching them how to make truffles. Here's the story on Confections with Convictions.
The Journey to Eliminate Racism
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Is it possible to end racism? PRFC thinks so. Partners for a Racism-Free Community (PRFC) in Grand Rapids offers an organized and measured program to help individuals and organizations become racism-free.
Burmese Americans find a home in Battle Creek
Jane C. Parikh
Sunday, June 24, 2012
More than 30 years ago the first family from Burma came to Battle Creek. Now the city has a thriving Burmese community. Jane C. Parikh reports on recent steps being taken to make them feel more at home and strengthen their ties to the area.
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Transforming Neighborhoods and Attitudes
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Block By Block, a program of Team 313 youth development organization, is clearing trash-strewn lots and changing people’s minds about littering. However, its biggest success may be the values youth learn while keeping their neighborhoods clean.
Putting the Brakes on Bullying
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
End Bullying, Save Lives is a newly founded Grand Rapids nonprofit working to stop bullying. The organization’s three founders have all been victims of some form of bullying.
Fighting for Better Outcomes in Delray
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition formed in response to plans for an international bridge development in the Delray neighborhood. Better park maintenance and a safer environment for local kids will help remedy the impact.
Hip-Hop: Unifying Detroit Youth
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hip-hop gets a bad reputation, but a look outside the mainstream, at a small but powerful program for Detroit youth, provides a whole different view.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Power of We Consortium coordinator Peggy Roberts works to improve conditions and access to resources for Ingham, Clinton and Eaton County’s most underserved populations – with social justice, equity and sustainability always at the forefront.
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