STORIES


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

The Future of Philanthropy Is Bright: Youth Advisory Committee Making an Impact 

At a time when many decisions are being made that will have long-term consequences for their future, those who will spend their lives living in that future deserve a place...

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Support for Our Youth: A Regional Response to the Oxford Tragedy

In light of the devastating tragedy at Oxford High School last week, many members of our community are reflecting on what they can do to support area youth. Even before...

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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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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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Uniting to Make a Difference: A YAC Reflection

Youth Advisory Committee member, John, attended the Council of Michigan Foundations listening tour and wanted to share a reflection on needing to communicate and unite....

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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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