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Detroit, MI (March, 2021) - Shecolby is a mother of four living in Detroit and while she was scrolling through social media during the end of 2020, she came across an ad for Matrix Human Services Youth Assistance Program. The information prompted her to enroll her 12-year-old daughter, Diamond, in our program for youth ages 10 through 17.
Detroit, MI (April 20, 2021)—We only have one planet. And Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG) is proud to do our part to help sustain it. Over the last five years, we have worked hard to transform our 1941 building.
Detroit, MI (January 23, 2021) - TechTown Detroit is set to launch a virtual 12-month series where entrepreneurs can learn from local small business owners about how to get started and begin operating a business.
Grayling, MI (July 2020)—A pipe culvert that obstructed the East Branch Black River for decades is gone and with it the persistent problems it caused with erosion, flooding and fish passage. In its place, a shiny aluminum arch ushers wild brook trout to 20 miles of habitat upstream of County Road 622 — vital spawning and nursery grounds supporting the river’s famed fishery. Huron Pines is proud to have led this effort, more than two decades in the making, to restore the Shingle Mill crossing.
Milford, MI (March 2020)—The Walters Family Foundation is delighted to welcome Libby Levy as the organization’s new Director. Levy joined the foundation in June 2019 bringing more than 18 years of experience in community development, philanthropy and urban planning. She has held positions at organizations including ProSeeds, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Jefferson East Business Association, as well as an urban planning lecturer at University of Michigan.
Detroit, MI (December 2019)—For the first time, the DIA is piloting a Head Start program in partnership with the Walters Family Foundation. Nearly 150 four-year-old Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county children and their caregivers will attend a series of three programs at the museum this school year to explore art with DIA gallery teachers and learn to make a project of their own in the art-making studio.Afterward, they’ll be supplied with all the material to complete a project together at home.
Detroit, MI (December 20, 2019)—“What we found in our research is that there isn't an urban school system and a large urban zoo partnering to create a zoology animal science program. So, we thought, ‘We're going to be the first."" Mark Ornstein, Chief Executive Officer, University Prep Schools
Michigan is a state defined by water. While it is known for its connection to the Great Lakes, it’s also home to some of the most outstanding rivers in the United States: from the Au Sable, Manistee and Pere Marquette rivers in the south to the Presque Isle, Ontonagon, and Paint rivers in the Upper Peninsula. While boasting some 51,438 miles of rivers and streams, just one percent of these waterways are protected nationally as “Wild and Scenic.” Those that are designated need ongoing stewardship.
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