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

Expanding Greenways

In 2013, work began on the long-awaited extension of the Dequindre Cut greenway. The landscaped hiking and biking path will continue north through the Eastern Market to Mack Avenue, where...

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Serving LGBT Seniors

LGBT seniors face a range of unique inequalities as they age. As members of the LGBT community grow older, new hurdles arise that they may not have had to deal...

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Branding Detroit’s East Side

  Detroit’s historic east-side neighborhoods have a lot to offer city dwellers. Think riverfront living, close proximity to downtown, diverse housing stock, and acres of parks and recreation spaces — including the...

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Measuring Creative Sector Impact

Good data can lead to better decision-making in public life. In 2013, the state of Michigan increased funding for the arts for the first time in more than 10 years....

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Celebrating Hope

  The Holocaust Memorial Center in Oakland County was honored to be selected as one of 11 sites (including the White House) to receive a sapling from the iconic chestnut tree...

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2014 Spring REPORT Newsletter

Go East!

Detroit’s Livable, Diverse East Side Neighborhoods Get a New Brand When the media writes about Detroit or people think of it, two things come to mind: Downtown/Midtown and the neighborhoods....

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Double Up Food Bucks Expands

Healthy Food Incentive Program Part of New Farm Bill In February a bipartisan team led by Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow achieved long-sought-after passage of the five-year, comprehensive Agricultural Act of...

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Connecting with New Audiences at Farmers’ Markets Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra conductor Arie Lipsky takes questions from a recent KinderConcert audience. The 2-6 year olds enjoyed a 30-minute program of...

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The Sphinx Organization

The Sphinx Organization has received international acclaim for its work transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Sphinx fulfills its mission through music education and helping talented...

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