Feature Story Old World Truffle's Truffle honey .

Build Institute helps cultivate the flavor of Detroit’s food ecosystem

“Detroit is a very, very hard-working small business community,” says Build Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Heather Lavine. Having launched four successful food businesses, including Midtown’s Chartreuse, she would know. “I think it's also a very supportive small business community […] Everyone leans on each other.”

Development News KickstART Gallery & Shop will soon re-open at 23616 Farmington Rd. in downtown Farmington.

Nonprofit arts organization, gallery, and shop finds a new home in downtown Farmington

"We're excited to remain in downtown Farmington and look forward to building on the programming we developed in our previous space," says Dwayne Hayes, founder of KickstART Farmington.

Development News “To begin planning for the future of EVs and e-mobility, communities must first understand the needs of EV owners and where they will live, work and charge,” says Kathryn Snorrason, interim chief mobility officer for the State of Michigan.

'EV Toolkit': Free resource made available to communities looking to boost their EV infrastructure

“To begin planning for the future of EVs and e-mobility, communities must first understand the needs of EV owners and where they will live, work and charge,” says Kathryn Snorrason, interim chief mobility officer for the State of Michigan.

Development News Inside AGS Automotive Systems in 2018.

Automotive supplier announces major expansion, 120 new jobs in Sterling Heights

“Sterling Heights is known as a welcoming, business-friendly community. It’s a reputation and culture we’ve worked long and hard to build,” Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor says in a statement.

Partner Content Bike racks support active living in Grand Traverse County.

Active communities are healthier communities

Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Promoting Active Communities assessment offers a set of online tools to help Michigan communities create safe places for people to be active.

Special Report AARP Michigan volunteer Howard Pizzo, AARP Michigan Communications Manager Mark Hornbeck, and AARP Michigan State Director Paula Cunningham on the Lansing River Trail.

Special report: Michigan prepares for a rapidly aging population by becoming more "age-friendly"

We took a look at several Michigan initiatives that are working to create new age-friendly support systems as the state ages.

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PHOTOS: Scenes from this season's Ladies Night Out in downtown Farmington

Contributing photographer Steve Koss spends an evening in downtown Farmington, capturing the fashion, friends, food and cocktails shared amongst those attending this season’s Ladies Night Out.

Feature Story Record Day posters at Village Vinyl in Warren.

3 one-of-a-kind record shops you can only find in Macomb County

Shopping at records stores is a great way to buy music and meet other like-minded fans. Here are some of the unique record shops you can find in Macomb County.

Feature Story Mayor Michael Taylor (L to R), Councilman Henry Yanez, Councilman Michael Radtke, Councilwoman Deanna Koski, Councilwoman Barbara Ziarko, Councilwoman Maria Schmidt and Mayor Pro Tem Liz Sierawski plant a tree at the Sterling Heights Senior Center.

'A vital step forward': Sterling Heights launches new Think Sterling Green sustainability initiative

New program offers homeowners grants and low-interest loans for clean energy home improvement projects, free rain barrels, and more.

Development News “What I like about Red E Charging is that they retain ownership, install and maintain the equipment, while we help to reduce carbon emissions,” said City Manager David Murphy.

Detroit firm installs new EV charging stations in Downtown Farmington

Having four new charging units downtown means that EV owners are that much more likely to visit, shop, and dine in downtown Farmington.

Development News One of 8 home styles in Pontiac's GM Modern Housing District.

Oakland County Land Bank to acquire, stabilize three vacant homes in historic Pontiac neighborhood

“As the Oakland County Land Bank Authority’s first community development project, we are pleased to support the ongoing revitalization of the GM Modern Historic District,” says Oakland County Treasurer Robert Wittenberg.

Partner Content April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

Autism Alliance of Michigan is the trusted resource for the autism community

The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is here to help ensure Michiganders with autism reach their greatest potential.

Feature Story A volunteer puts away food at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

Emergency food providers feel the crunch of rising costs amid inflationNonprofit Journal Project: Feature

As government assistance dwindles and food costs rise, nonprofit food providers are seeing a growing need for assistance in communities across Southeast Michigan. Here’s how they’re coping.  

Longform A man uses the care.coach tool, currently being deployed by Grand Rapids-based Care Resources PACE.

New health care technologies improve outcomes for Michiganders of all ages

We took a look at several innovative health technologies, ranging from an app that screens pregnant people for substance use to a device that tracks stress responses to make it easier for older adults to get around.

Feature Story Shamyle Dobbs, CEO of Michigan Community Resources

Rest and recharge: Creative solutions to tackling nonprofit burnoutFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

Burnout among nonprofit leaders is real. This story looks at approaches foundations and nonprofits are taking to create paths for executives to step aside, get some much-needed time away, and re-center themselves for the important but demanding work they do every day.  

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Book club passes on love of literature to Detroit youth

The Progressionista Reading Group has been running for nearly 9 years, and its alumni often return as guest speakers and mentors for the young girls who participate. We catch up with founder Shanel Adams to learn about the successful initiative. 

Development News This year’s annual meeting of the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation is scheduled for noon on Thursday, April 13, at the Sterling Heights Community Center.

Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation to share progress, award several grants at annual meeting

"We are excited about our progress and continued growth and expanding service to the community, in perpetuity," says Foundation Executive Director and President Emeritus Karl G. Oskoian.  

Development News A map of The Syndicate, downtown Farmington's award-winning social district.

Featuring specials, giveaways, and more, Ladies Night Out is set to return to downtown Farmington

This season’s Ladies Night Out event is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in downtown Farmington.

Longform The front room of an adult foster home in Allegan.

Smaller does mean better for residents in adult foster care homes

OnPoint and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health share how adult foster care homes empower Michiganders with disabilities while enriching our communities.

Longform Margot Weiner having fun at Sibshop.

Through joyful play of Sibshops, youngsters find new ways to relate to siblings with disabilities

Sibshops give kids who have siblings living with disabilities the opportunity to connect, share their experiences, ask questions, and offer advice.

Nonprofit leaders across southeast Michigan are contributing their thoughts via journal entries on how COVID-19 is affecting their organization. 
This series is made possible with the generous support of our partners, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Co.ACT. Click here to read the journal entries.