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Piano Labs Instructor Hugh Little with Woods Lake Elementary School Student

Making Piano Accessible for All Kids

Piano Labs gives some of Kalamazoo’s most vulnerable kids and young adults a chance to make music and become pianists. 

Simone Sagovac

Fighting for Better Outcomes in Delray

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.

Justin Bartha with Matrix Teen Company

Teens Transform Raw Ideas into Poignant Performances

At Matrix School of Theatre in southwest Detroit, young people write and perform original plays that entertain and educate, bringing to the stage crucial issues in their lives. 

GIRLS CHAT WITH U.S. ROWING TEAM OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS LOFGREN AND WHIPPLE

Supporting Girls in Technology

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology unites technology-minded girls and women of all age groups, inspiring and nurturing their interests and careers. 
NURTURING DEVELOPING MINDS

A Fix for Early Learning in Detroit

Can Detroit turn the tide on poor early childhood education by raising the bar for faltering teachers and caregivers? Excellent Schools Detroit’s new E3 coached-based training hopes to make that happen.

Bright Ideas

Student at Denby High

Building Networks for Job Success

Youth Employment Solutions and the Detroit Youth Development Commission's employment program help young people in Detroit develop skills needed to find jobs and prepare themselves for a better future. 

U of M School of Social Work professor Susan Crabb

U-M Field Social Workers Benefit Nonprofits

More than just a well-respected educational institution, U-M's School of Social Work assigns hundreds of students to work for and with nonprofits throughout Washtenaw County. Those students have become a uniquely powerful community asset, offering much-needed support to local organizations and acting as ambassadors for new ideas and strategies.

Mark Hall and Lindsay Bean of Revolutions

Revolutions Aims to Get Kids on Bikes and Skis

A quiet revolution is taking root in Marquette. Aptly named Revolutions, the program aims to give young people access to the Upper Peninsula's great outdoors.
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