STORIES


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

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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Leading Philanthropies Join Forces to Boost Economic Mobility among People Involved with the Criminal Justice System The Justice and Mobility Fund

Initial $250 million committed to pursue comprehensive justice reforms that advance racial equity and inclusive post-pandemic recovery New York— Year after year, millions of Americans with past involvement in the...

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In In The News

A better chance at a fresh start

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. Nearly 100,000 people in Michigan are currently in prison, on parole, or on probation. Among those, roughly 40,000 individuals are...

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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

First Round of Investments to Innovative Pilot Program Sites Committed to Police Reform

First round of support from Community Policing Innovations Initiative totals $200,000 The Initiative was established with support from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Ballmer Group and Oakland...

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In General,Press Release

We’re Hiring a Program Assistant for the Michigan Justice Fund

PROGRAM ASSISTANT, MICHIGAN JUSTICE FUND The Program Assistant provides a full range of administrative support to the Michigan Justice Fund. This position is central to the flow of key information...

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In Job Posting

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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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