Wayne State is a comprehensive, urban research university offering more than 400 academic and community programs and is the implementing agency for the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program. This three-year grant supports the second cohort of the program, which places mid-career community-development professionals in two-year fellowships at public and nonprofit organizations focused on the revitalization of Detroit.
The coalition of businesses and community interests is committed to facilitating the continuation and enhancement of a stable, economically healthy Southwest Detroit. This two-year grant supports its work to strengthen small-business development and the landscape for investment and growth.
The center is one of the nation’s leading technology and business accelerators focused on alternative and renewable energy. It is using this two-year grant to build out a robust alternative-energy innovation sector and to establish a regional innovation cluster to bolster high-tech development and job creation in Southeast Michigan.
A recognized leader for arts education and youth development, Mosaic helps young artists excel on stage and in life through professional performing arts training and the creation of high-caliber theatrical and musical art. This three-year grant establishes Mosaic as the arts organization in residence at the Thompson Educational Foundation’s new University Prep Science and Math Elementary School and funds development of an arts-infused educational curriculum for Detroit K-12 students.
The independent legal organization, established by the University of Michigan Law School, provides free legal advice and representation to jobless workers filing for unemployment benefits in an eight-county area of Southeast Michigan. Grant money supports the project’s work.
The organization is a leader in the development of public policy and a reliable source of information on wide-ranging issues affecting children and families. It is using this grant for restructuring with the goal of improving its long-term effectiveness and outcomes.
The opera company serves as a major cultural resource in Detroit by presenting high-caliber opera and dance productions, providing opportunities for emerging talent and facilitating an extensive network of education and outreach opportunities in the community. This grant enables the company to engage a consulting firm to create a blueprint for optimizing programming and enhance its long-term sustainability.
The coalition of 70 environmental, public health and faith-based organizations promotes state and national public policies to protect Michigan’s water, landscape and communities and supports programs on energy, environmental health and land use. Funding underwrites the council’s leadership of the new Transportation for Michigan coalition to develop a seamless, intermodal 21st-century transportation system in the state.
The foundation supports the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, a new statewide school system that dramatically redesigns public education in low-performing public schools. This grant funds the operations of the authority, which is launching reform initiatives in Detroit schools to improve students’ academic performance and educational advancement.
The independent liberal arts college offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This grant advances a joint initiative with the University of Detroit Mercy to establish a Business Improvement District that revitalizes and stabilizes the McNichols commercial corridor linking the UDM and Marygrove College campuses.