Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

New Children’s Book Reminds Readers That African-American History-Makers Were Kids Once, Too

This story was originally published in the Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. In February 2017, Rochelle Riley, former Detroit Free Press columnist and current director of arts and culture for the...

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Advancing Racial Justice Projects Through Youth Development and Community Journalism

This story was originally published in our Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. Over the course of the events last summer, we witnessed a strong rallying cry for racial justice throughout the country....

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Expanding Opportunities for Journalists of Color and Strengthening the Diversity of Local Newsrooms

This story was originally published in our Spring 2021 REPORT Newsletter. The Community Foundation has continued to support innovative projects designed to advance racial equity, especially for young students, over...

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CFSEM Youth Committee Members describe how they recommended $125,000 in racial equity grants

Watch a virtual interview with Gracie Grady and Akhila Mullapudi, two members of the Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The students spoke with program officer...

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In General

Community Foundation Announces $125,000 in Funding to Support Racial Equity and Youth Leadership

With input and guidance from area youth, the Community Foundation announced new financial support designed to support organizations working on youth racial justice programs. The grants were recommended by the Youth Advisory Council of the Community Foundation.  ...

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In Press Release

Detroit Equity Action Lab’s Race and Justice Reporting Initiative Provides Outlets and Mentorship for Journalists of Color

No matter where they work, good journalists aim to deliver fact-based, unbiased stories about the communities they serve. But despite the industry’s efforts, journalism has a glaring bias of its...

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Journalism Grants Bring Diverse Voices and Storytelling to Detroit and Southeast Michigan

Updates from the 2020 Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund Grantees The Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund is increasing the quality, outcomes and reach of journalism in the region, with an emphasis on...

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