Nonprofit Journal Project

Nonprofit leaders across southeast Michigan will contribute their thoughts via journal entries on how this unique confluence of events (COVID, vaccinations, climate change, racial justice, etc.) is affecting their organizations and the nonprofit sector.

The stories and journals will narrate through nonprofit leaders and capture the impact and vitality that these organizations bring to their communities as well as their journey during these unprecedented times.

This series is made possible with the generous support of our partners, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Co.act Detroit.

Feature Story Tepfirah Rushdan and Lindsay Pielack, Co-directors of Keep Growing Detroit
Feature Story Damien Crutcher, managing director of Detroit Harmony, at an instrument distribution at Detroit Prep

Music education for every child in Detroit


Feature Story Ryan Henyard, a member of the Coalition for Re-envisioning Our Safety, uses wildlife photography as a way to center himself.

Coalition builds plan for unarmed public safety response in Ann Arbor


Feature Story Joella Bush, Executive Director of Gianna House

Shelter and support for pregnant homeless moms


Feature Story Ashley Carter, Director of the Michigan Justice Fund
Feature Story Kathy Vertin, Founder & Director of the Riverbank Theatre
Feature Story Mary Templeton, CEO of Michigan Saves

Making energy efficiency more equitable


Feature Story Alphonso Amos, founder and co-lead of Black Lives Matter Port Huron

Challenging anti-Black racism in Port Huron


Feature Story Pallavi Munikrishna, director of Integrated Health Services at Development Centers in Detroit

Coordinating care for mental and physical health


Feature Story Jenny Poma, Lighthouse COO

Teens find housing, support through A Step Forward


Feature Story Alia Harvey Quinn, Founder and Executive Director of FORCE Detroit
Feature Story Raquel Garcia, Executive Director of Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

Trucks, ports and pollution in Southwest Detroit


Feature Story Chase Cantrell, Executive Director of Building Community Value

Support for small-scale Detroit real estate developers


Feature Story A volunteer puts away food at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
Feature Story Shamyle Dobbs, CEO of Michigan Community Resources
Feature Story Bob Furtado, Vice President of Blue Water League of the Blind

People with visual impairments find community in Port Huron


Feature Story (left to right) Matt Gatti, NOAH Project’s street outreach manager; a family of two whom the outreach team helped house; and the project’s lead street outreach worker, Paige Henson

NOAH Project connects to people who are homeless with street outreach