Walters foundation seeks new projects
Detroit, MI (March 24, 2019)—The Milford-based Walters Family Foundation is seeking new proposals from Michigan nonprofits after funding programs focused on arts education and conservation in 2018.
Coaching Underserved Students to Success in College and in Life
Detroit, MI (December 6, 2018)—“This funding provides a path to a college education that can lift 100 young people, and often their families, out of poverty while empowering them to reach their full potential and become unbelievable members of society.”Justin Remington, Director of Operations, Michigan Education Excellence Foundation
Providing Cultural Opportunities to Underserved Families at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, MI (November 15, 2018)—“We’ll be engaging families who might not be as comfortable at the museum. Any time an amazing cultural resource in the city can connect with parents and their young children, it's a positive for the community.” – Teri John, Director of Education Programs, Detroit Institute of Arts
Atwater Beach groundbreaking signals next big thing for Detroit riverfront
Detroit, MI (August 27, 2018)—The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy broke ground Monday afternoon on Atwater Beach, the latest addition to the city's waterfront attractions. Featuring a sandy "beach," play areas for kids and food and drink offerings, Atwater Beach will sit along the east riverfront between Chene Park East and Stroh River Place. When opened next year, the park also will feature a floating café barge serving food and drinks.
Redeveloping Vacant Spaces into Innovation Hubs in Midtown Detroit
Detroit, MI (August 29, 2018)—In the heart of Detroit, the revitalized Midtown neighborhood is one of the city’s most exciting commercial and residential districts. While burgeoning with pockets of creativity and culture, Midtown is yet to have a central area that supports innovation, collaboration and enterprise.
Reconnecting 14 Miles of Upstream Habitat on Milligan Creek
Cheboygan County, MI (July 10, 2018)—Starting in July, construction will begin on a project to reconnect 14 miles of upstream habitat on Milligan Creek. Milligan of Creek flows north from Duby Lake until it feeds into the Upper Black River a few miles north M-68. A cool- to coldwater trout stream that serves as a large tributary of the Upper Black, the health of Milligan Creek is important for supporting quality habitat and stream health in the region. Some species of fish that live in the Black River and Black Lake utilize Milligan Creek, particularly those seeking colder water.