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NURSE LISA WHITENER WITH BRITTNEY HARVEY

Transforming the Lives of First-Time Moms

Vulnerable first-time mothers are raising healthy kids with the help of visiting nurses in Detroit.

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. 
Starfish Family Services Crisis Shelter, Inkster

Helping Michigan's Homeless and Runaway Youth

Children make up a significant portion of Michigan's 86,000 homeless people. How are we helping young runaway and homeless youth have better outcomes? 

Bright Ideas

Time to break out the bikes!

Spring Break for Nightlight


FThabitatLIST

Students Design Solutions for Neighborhood

Students at the GRPS Academy of Design and Construction are getting in on the ground floor, so to speak, as they partner with Habitat Kent to envision, design, and eventually build a mixed-use development right in their own community. 

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.
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