The Women’s Leadership Forum, also known as the Inforum Center for Leadership, serves as the education and research arm of the Michigan professional women’s alliance Inforum and offers leadership development programs to members and the community. This grant supports the Reinvention Speakers Series, which seeks to raise awareness of the importance of innovation in Detroit.
Located in Detroit’s Midtown, the comprehensive university offers more than 350 academic and community programs. This three-year grant enables its Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (Math Corps) to provide high-quality instruction for public schoolchildren and college students.
Youth who have engaged with the justice system receive positive adult mentoring from the organization’s volunteers, who help to increase opportunities for success. This grant enables 75 Osborn neighborhood youth to receive one-on-one mentoring for one year, participate in regularly structured group meetings, and gain an introduction to business and college environments.
The private nonprofit organization is a coalition of the hospital, residents, and city officials that seeks to develop housing in the Virginia Park neighborhood. This two-year grant is being used for phase-one preconstruction costs of Philadelphia Court, a housing project with 65 new owner-occupied and rental units.
The nonprofit community development organization facilitates the revitalization of the physical, social, and economic fabric in the North End neighborhood. Vanguard is using this grant to build out and make capital improvements to the Storehouse of Hope Pantry, which offers nutritious food and services to residents.
Focused on neighborhood revitalization in a 23-block area in Southwest Detroit, this community-based agency provides youth-development and recreational services, literacy and GED classes in Spanish and English, computer classes, day care, and after-school programs. Funding supports the transformation of Carl Weiss Park into a model park offering complete accessibility to youth.
One of the nation’s leading research universities, it holds the license for Michigan Radio, an educational public radio station that broadcasts 24-hour news and information to a wide listening audience. This grant supports the station’s new series, “Rebuilding Detroit Schools,” which examines opportunities for revamping Detroit’s education system.
The association is developing and producing a new biennial Arts in Detroit Festival to showcase the work of our Artist Fellows and Eminent Artists in the program’s first two years of existence.
Building upon the cultural, medical, and educational assets of Midtown Detroit, the association has provided leadership and capacity for the area’s development and revitalization. This grant funds the redevelopment of historic properties, a community garden for residents, and sustainability initiatives as well as a four-week performing-arts series for the region.
The United Way is committed to developing lasting solutions to issues of economic opportunity in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. This grant enables the United Way to coordinate a coalition of community leaders and stakeholders who are building a comprehensive master education plan for the city of Detroit.