STORIES


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

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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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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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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Youth Advisory Committee Membership Application Opens

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a unique opportunity for high school and early-college aged leaders to learn more about philanthropy, grantmaking, and...

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The Team Behind The Impact: Program

Year-end at the Community Foundation is an exciting time of year as we see gifts coming in and grants flowing out. While nothing would happen without our donors and strong...

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Introducing Michigan Youth to Entrepreneurship

New Economy Initiative, in partnership with the C.S. Mott Foundation, has launched a youth project to explore and pilot ways to introduce youth to the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem and strengthen...

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Investing In Youth

The Community Foundation believes the future of this region rests on developing children into fully capable adults. That is why we have invested in youth for more than 30 years...

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Message from the President September 2017

Message from the President September 2017 When provided with great opportunities and quality resources, young people will devote energy and creativity toward addressing the challenges we are facing today and will...

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Youth Advisory Committee

YAC is a one-of-a-kind experience. A leading youth organization in Detroit, YAC is able to pull together many different people of various races, nationalities, beliefs, mindsets, personalities, and most importantly,...

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Youth Impact

For over 20 years, youth in every county of Michigan have had a centralized access point to philanthropy – this vehicle has been community foundations. Through a challenge grant from...

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