STORIES


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

YAC Reflection: Color of Autism cares for adolescents of color on the spectrum

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By YAC Members of CFSEM Gray haired and bespectacled, Camille...

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YAC Reflection: How Build-On engages students in social justice education and community service

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Claire Hong, YAC Member For over 18 years, Build-On...

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YAC Reflection: A Profile on Congress of Communities

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By YAC Members of CFSEM Congress of Communities is a...

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YAC Reflection: Local Circles empowers the youth

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Kaya & Other YAC Members of CFSEM Oftentimes, young...

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Before and Beyond Pride 2021:
Supporting the future LGBTQ+ Community

This Pride month, parades, marches, and flags will remind us of the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights while celebrating the progress made in the 50 years since Stonewall. Outside of...

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Justice System Reform Projects Receive Over $2 Million in Support

A group of national and local foundations announced over $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal...

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In Press Release

Nearly $2 Million in Grants Awarded from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Over 300 Grants Totaling Nearly $7.5 Million Awarded Since Inception of Funds The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced nearly $1.9 million in grants...

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In General

New Economy Initiative announces $19.5 million fund to strengthen Inclusive Small Business Support Network

This press release was originally published on NewEconomyInitiative.org. Builds on catalytic philanthropic investment in NEI, new funding will further strengthen existing business support network and to provide more resources for...

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In Press Release

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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