STORIES


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

Youth Advisory Committee engages young leaders after Oxford shooting

Howell High School mental health specialist Marissa Gawel advised members of the school’s Lighthouse group on their Youth Advisory Committee grant application. She cuddles the school’s therapy dog, Finn, next...

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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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Youth Advisory Committee Focuses on Mental Health

The YAC brings together youth from across the region to make permanent positive change on causes that are close to themselves and their peers....

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Community Foundation Announces $14 Million in Grants in Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced grants totaling $14 million in the third quarter to support organizations primarily in southeast Michigan that are focused on the arts, civic life,...

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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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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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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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