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: 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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Community Foundation grants over $200,000 to local journalism from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced that seven journalism projects will share a total of over $200,000 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund. The 2021 grants total $211,850...

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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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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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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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