Partner Content Third-grade students at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy in Detroit trying a yummy fruity roll-up tasting.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Farm-to-School initiatives grow through SNAP-Ed

The DPSCD Farm-to-School initiative increases the amounts of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes used in school breakfasts and lunches.

Feature Story Eastman kids and grandkids hamming it up for the camera.

Foster care fosters hope for Michigan’s most vulnerable children

Michigan's community mental health agencies, CMHs, provide mental health care for the roughly 10,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system. Here is how Genesee Health Systems and Sanilac County CMH are working hard to help foster children in their counties thrive.

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Finally, support for small nonprofits that kept communities together during the pandemicFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Michigan Department of Labor and Opportunity are overseeing a grant program for small Michigan nonprofits that are struggling post-pandemic.    

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Creating art with and among the communityQ&A with Craig Nowak: Nonprofit Journal Project

After participating in Creative Expressions’ art and writing classes, some participants have gone on to achieve personal accolades as artists and writers. This Gesher Human Services’ program serves adults with mental health challenges or intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

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Downtown Plymouth to activate alleyways with public art installations

“Activating unutilized areas of Downtown Plymouth with interesting artwork is part of the Plymouth DDA’s five-year strategic plan,” says Sam Plymale, downtown development authority director for the City of Plymouth.

Development News Onlookers were impressed by the Sunshine Chinese Dance academy performance at the 2020 Cultural Exchange.

Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange seeks restaurants, performers for event, now in its 25th year

“The evening is really a great chance for people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to celebrate their similarities more than their differences,” says Kozeta Elzhenni, chairperson of the Ethnic Community Committee.

Feature Story Call line staff working in the team room at Summit Pointe’s First Step Urgent Care.

Community mental health agency call lines connect Michiganders with local crisis care

A call to a local community mental health crisis line can sometimes be more direct and offer services that may not be available when calling 988 or MiCAL.

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A more equitable art scene in Macomb CountyQ&A with Phil Gilchrist: Nonprofit Journal Project

Anton Art Center’s IDEA Council called for a work of public art that would represent Macomb County communities of color – and the center made it happen in the heart of downtown Mount Clemens.

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2023: Stories our journalists are watching in metro Detroit this year

From former mall rats to Gen Z foodies, our journalists are an eclectic bunch who know their 'burbs well. Here's what they are watching in Metro Detroit in 2023. 

Feature Story Harrison Township-based artist David Moroski poses in front of the Featured Artist showcase at the Sterling Heights Community Center in the fall of 2022.

Call for artists: Sterling Heights looks for new works to feature as part of local artists’ program

“We reach out to artists in any of the mediums, and they do not need to be residents of Sterling Heights. We're just trying to encourage people to share their creativity,” says Sue Giallombardo, Community Relations Services Specialist with the City of Sterling Heights.

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Downtown Farmington announces plans for new universally accessible pocket park

“This project will breathe new life into an underutilized space by creating a pocket park with an inclusive and accessible design that the entire community can enjoy,” says MEDC Executive Vice President of Economic Development Incentives Michele Wildman.

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Sterling Heights Esports Arena is now an award-winning Esports Arena

“The Sterling Heights Esports Arena is an innovative way to encourage interest in future tech careers, while also building an environment of inclusion, collaboration, and fun,” says Christian Financial Credit Union Senior Vice President Rebekah Monroe.

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Issue Media Group launches new publication ‘The Helm’’ serving Greater Sandusky Region

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online news platform – The Helm Sandusky. This publication will tell the stories of investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and individuals that are shaping the Greater Sandusky Ohio region.

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A more equitable art scene in Macomb CountyQ&A with Phil Gilcrest: Nonprofit Journal Project

Anton Art Center’s IDEA Council called for a work of public art that would represent Macomb County communities of color – and the center made it happen in the heart of downtown Mount Clemens.

Feature Story Robert Sheehan, executive director of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Here’s good news for Michiganders’ mental health: Community mental health delivers cutting-edge care

Michigan's community mental health agencies lead the nation in innovation, serve all 83 counties, and help Michiganders of all ages access the mental health supports they need.

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Shopping small and local in downtown Dearborn has never been easier

“The DDA continues to come up with new ideas and new tactics to get people coming downtown,” says Dan Merritt, co-owner of Green Brain Comics.

Feature Story The spread from Nothing Bundt Cakes at Velocity Reinvented in Sterling Heights. (File photo: David Lewinski)

Five Sterling Heights bakeries to visit on National Cupcake Day

This Thursday, Dec. 15, marks National Cupcake Day. So in the spirit of the holidays, we present these five bakeries in Sterling Heights. We don’t recommend trying all of them today, though you’ll have to let us know if you do.

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Why this company left the office park for a spot in downtown Farmington

“From the standpoint of attracting talent, and for the kind of future of what we want our company to look like, I think the space that we're in is definitely something that will be appealing for new employees,” says Central Data’s Shane Doyle. “And that’s why we wanted to move to a downtown area like Farmington. It’s because of that.”

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Survivors of trafficking take their lives backQ&A with Karen Moore: Nonprofit Journal Project

Sanctum House creates a living environment that is welcoming and safe for women survivors of human trafficking. We talk with Karen Moore, executive director, about the real challenges residents face in moving forward with their lives.

Feature Story Shoppers check out Kitty Deluxe in St. Clair Shores.

3 unique shops that gift seekers can only find in Macomb County

Looking for some unique gifts this holiday season? Check out these one-of-a-kind shops based in Macomb County.

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.