STORIES


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

Detroit River Story Lab program connects students to cultural, environmental heritage

Turn off your phone. Close your eyes.  Tune in to your senses. What do you hear? What do you feel?  Students aboard the two-masted schooner Inland Seas this summer shouted...

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Signal-Return’s innovative art collaboration brings connection through change

“All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change.” – Octavia Butler These were the guiding words for “We exChange: An...

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Building Bridges, Inspiring Change

The Community Policing Innovations Initiative is Helping Local Police Departments and Communities Across Michigan Reimagine Public Safety Through an innovative, first-of-its-kind program model, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (“The...

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A Powerful Resource for Emergency Department Clinicians in Making a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic

As the attending emergency physician and program director of the medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Ryan Reece has been at the forefront...

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Easier Access to X-Waivers May Save Lives

Trinity Health Grand Rapids and Detroit Medical Center are two local health systems capitalizing on changes to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance for prescribing buprenorphine,...

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Companions on the Road to Recovery: The Role of Peer Coaches

  Peer coaches bring the lived experience of healing from substance use disorder and walk the path to recovery with individuals seeking to free themselves of opioid addiction. They provide...

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2022 Community Foundation Yearbook

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan continues to support, collaborate, and empower our region to make positive, permanent change. In this yearbook you will find stories and videos about the...

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Empowering Communities Across Our Region

This story officially appeared in our 2022 Yearbook. As a regional community foundation, we believe success shouldn’t have boundaries. If a program or initiative works well in Ferndale, it will...

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Community Collaboration For Impact

This story officially appeared in our 2022 Yearbook. Communities are stronger when organizations and individuals develop shared approaches to addressing problems. As a community foundation, we explore creative ways to...

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The HOPE Fund advances LGBTQ+ advocacy, committee member John Zervos says 

“What draws me to The HOPE Fund is the tireless goal to make southeast Michigan a world-class place to work and live if you are LGBTQ+.” ...

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