NEWS & PRESS


Nine Journalism Projects Share More than $330,000 in Grants

Nine projects that invite Detroit residents to shape local news and information will share more than $330,000 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund To promote quality journalism and ensure local...

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Record Amount of Grants Awarded to Regional Nonprofits from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

DETROIT –  The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to 49 organizations through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds. Each grantee organization...

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Program preps food for the hungry that otherwise might intimidate Crain's Detroit

For Food Gatherers and the people it serves, the 40-pound hubbard squash donated by a nearby, Ann Arbor farmer was both a boon and a curse. It could help feed...

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Front Door Project to Increase Capacity of Immigration Legal Services Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) recently received funding from The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and The Kresge Foundation to expand free legal services for immigrants across Michigan. Through...

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Tostada Magazine: Writing About Food, Breaking Down Barriers

Tostada Magazine uses food to explore Detroit’s culture and people with the belief that food can break down barriers and bring people together. From profiling small ethnic restaurants to examining...

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Arise Detroit! and Michigan Chronicle

Arise Detroit! created “One Year in the Life” to produce news stories in three Detroit neighborhoods — Dexter-Davidson, Northwest and Southwest — to expand the narrative about Detroit and show...

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WDET and City Bureau: Citizen Journalism Serving as the Eyes and Ears for the Public

Too often Detroit residents are not aware a public meeting is happening or are unable to find out what occurred. Some public meetings, once routinely covered by local journalists, seldom...

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Journalism on Demand: Personalized Data Delivered By Text Message

When Outlier Media founder Sarah Alvarez explored how to reach more Detroit residents to share information she looked beyond newsprint and websites, traditional ways of delivering news to the public....

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Cultivating A New Generation of Storytellers

The Riverwise Writing Workshop is arming a new generation of storytellers with the tools to shape their own stories. Local activists deeply-rooted in their communities are developing skills writing poetry...

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Employing Detroit’s Youth

The Marjorie S. Fisher Fund of the Community Foundation has awarded a challenge grant of up to $200,000 to Connect Detroit to support its “Grow Detroit’s Young Talent” program.  This...

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