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Michigan Nightlight relaunches: Here's where to find us across Michigan

We've made a few changes here at Michigan Nightlight. Find out how to keep up with stories about Michigan Kids around the state.
At the beginning of 2015, Michigan Nightlight shifted its platform to news outlets across the state of Michigan through a series of solutions-focused stories about the lives of Michigan kids. The Michigan Kids series is produced by Michigan Nightlight and is made possible with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

You can still find us on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. 

Read the stories in these publications:
Detroit: Model D
Grand Rapids: Rapid Growth
Ann Arbor: Concentrate
Lansing: Capital Gains
Kalamazoo & Battle Creek: Southwest Michigan Second Wave
Traverse City: Northwest Michigan Second Wave
Marquette and beyond: Upper Peninsula Second Wave
Suburban Detroit: Metromode
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GreenFist Project at Sprout Urban Farms

How Motivated Kids and Better Food Access Fit Together

Stuart Ray, Mindy Ysasi, Mike Kerkorian, Ellen Carpenter from Grand Rapids' Nonprofits

Jumping Ship: Former Corporate Leaders Tell All

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Infancy to Innovation list

Infancy to Innovation

Engaging families of color in identifying problems and solutions

Verona Early Grade Reading Achievement

Verona Early Grade Reading Achievement Program

Improving K-2 reading

Music Makers list

Music Makers

Making music, building trust
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Bright Ideas


Can systemic racism impact infant mortality?

Even when controlling for poverty, education level, and tobacco use of a mother, maternal and infant health outcomes are far worse for minority populations than European-American women. What's causing the continued disparities? And what can West Michigan do to ensure all babies born here have the best chance of reaching their potential? Zinta Aistars reports on Strong Beginnings, one local program working to give all families a fair start.

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Company Supports 4th Grade Field Trips to Lake Michigan

Parents working more than one job or odd hours, a lack of funds, and no transportation often prevent kids from experiencing one of Michigan’s incredible natural resources. For the majority of west side Grand Rapids elementary school kids, Lake Michigan is sadly out of reach. OST has teamed up with Grand Rapids Public Schools to give fourth-graders at west side schools the opportunity to experience the big lake firsthand.


Youth Decide Where Grant Dollars are Spent

For Grand Rapids students who serve as trustees-in-training on the GRCF Youth Grant Committee, giving back to the community goes hand in hand with empowering students to succeed. 
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