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: A Look Into Developing Kingdoms in Different Stages (K.I.D.S.)

This story is part of a series written by members of our Youth Advisory Committee highlighting grantees working on racial justice initiatives. By Gracie Grady, YAC Member When Kimberly Johnson...

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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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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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Community Foundation announces $100,000 for Supporting Brightmoor Leaders program

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with support from the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, has provided a fifth year of funding for staff training and professional development...

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In Press Release

Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan  Announce $500,000 in Grants to Nonprofits  

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded funds totaling $200,000 to seven nonprofits across the region that provide youth mental...

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Harmony Rhodes: How I Became an Advocate for Youth Leadership and Philanthropy

During my sophomore year at University Prep Science & Math High School in Detroit, I discovered my path to youth philanthropy. I had become increasingly frustrated with the educational inequities...

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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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