Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Volume 2, Issue 15 – April 20, 2017


Featured items: $2 million awarded to neighborhood projects; Join the conversation on Day of the Young Child; Data-based work to help students gets big boost; Center helping Kresge, others look inward to fully achieve diversity, equity and inclusion. 

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Volume 2, Issue 14 – April 13, 2017


Featured items include: Kresge pilots grantee leadership development program with racial equity lens; Missed the SPARCC launch? Watch the Webcast; Kresge teams to discuss work at one of philanthropy’s biggest conferences. 

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Volume 2, Issue 13 – April 6, 2017


Featured items: 40 health officials selected for second cohort of Emerging Leaders in Public Health; Study finds link between access to arts, higher quality of life in low-income neighborhoods; Kresge partner works to provide early childhood professionals with dashboard of data; New IT leader joins Kresge.

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Volume 2, Issue 12 – March 30, 2017


Featured items: Report highlights green- infrastructure job opportunities; new national poll shows strong support for investments that increase access to opportunity; Community development finance – a glass half full; Kresge partners to explore role of Creative Placemaking in transportation. 

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Volume 2, Issue 11 – March 23, 2017


Featured items: New book explores impact of for-profit colleges on low-income students; Kresge trustees, staff explore climate change in South Florida; Webcast explores building equity, prosperity and sustainability for all; FreshLo Team to present at Council of Foundations annual meeting; Center to release database to promote equity in climate efforts. 

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Volume 2, Issue 10 – March 16, 2017

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Featured items: New study surveys hunger, homelessness among community college students; Detroit's QLINE to begin service on May 12; Lake Area Technical Institute Awarded Top Aspen Prize; New complex helps seniors stay in Detroit; Health Entreprenuers tackle social determinants of health through innovation.

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Volume 2, Issue 9 – March 9, 2017


Featured items: Former Philadelphia mayor offers lessons for Detroit; Report offers colleges a guide for ethical use of data analytics; President recounts evolution of Kresge’s approach; Former Kresge fellow to lead new center.

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Volume 2, Issue 8 – March 2, 2017


Featured items: Kresge and partners work to improve diversity, equity in environmental grantmaking; President outlines goals of early childhood work; Municipal bonds and the trend toward social justice; Education team hosting panel at SXWedu; Social Investing: Putting People to Work.

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Volume 2, Issue 7 – February 23, 2017


Featured items: Two colleges honored for improving graduation rates; 'SIF Week' spotlights social innovation work; New episodes of Talking About Cities podcast are available; Boston nonprofit crafts new way to reduce poverty. 

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Volume 2, Issue 6 – February 16, 2017

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Featured items include: $90M initiative to fund projects with focus on equity; Human Services Program welcomes Raquel Hatter; Only a few days left for Emerging Leaders applications; Kresge president stresses need to support low-income students; Kresge grantee highlights agencies helping families

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Volume 2, Issue 5 – February 9, 2017


Featured items include: Kresge president shares Detroit lessons, outlines ‘Philanthropy’s Role in a New Era'; Kresge joins foundation immigration statement; Health initiative application deadline draws near; Kresge granteebrings fresh, local foods to underserved urban areas. 

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Volume 2, Issue 4 – February 2, 2017

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Featured items include: Kresge partner to invest in digital startups addressing social determinants of health; New social investing series, Mission, Money and Market; Solar-power storage technologies hitting stride; Kresge staffers selected for leadership program; Education deputy discusses how to grow college-access programs.

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Volume 2, Issue 3 – January 26, 2017


Featured items: Musician/educator named 2017 Eminent Artist; Conference explores links between health, environment; ELPH informational webinar available online; Kresge president looks ahead on impact investing; Climate-resilience efforts lead to job opportunities.

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Volume 2, Issue 2 – January 19, 2017


Featured items include: Kresge awards $400,000 to San Antonio's SA2020; BUILD Health Challenge accepting applications
for new round of funding; Health association declares 2017 'Year of Climate Change and Health'; Kresge executive selected
for leadership program

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Volume 2, Issue 1 – January 12, 2017

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Featured items include: Vice President, CFO takes on additional responsibilities; Social Investment Practice commits $14 million; Early childhood grants hit $4.5 million in 2016; Health-leadership initiative still accepting applications; President discusses philanthropy working in the real world.

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Volume 1, Issue 20 – December 29, 2016

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Featured items: Holiday message from Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson; video of Kresge Foundation highlights 2016.

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Volume 1, Issue 19 – December 15, 2016


Featured items include: Health initiative seeking new cohort of local leaders; $2 million goes to Flint lead-poisoning recovery; Detroit M-1 RAIL street car makes inaugural test trip; Kresge president discusses creative placemaking as part of NEA anniversary; Kresge, partners say thank you as Laura Trudeau retires. 

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Volume 1, Issue 18 – December 1, 2016


Featured items include: Kresge launches Memphis Funding Opportunity; $10M investment will support affordable housing; President discusses Kresge's evolving approach; BUILD Health Challenge calling for applications. 

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Volume 1, Issue 15 – October 20, 2016

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Featured items include: Eminent Artist  celebrated with release of monograph; Detroit nonprofits encouraged to apply for new round of neighborhood-improvement project grants; Articles, panel take up inequality in cities; Report highlights crises and calls for new approach to health care.

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Volume 1, Issue 17 – November 17, 2016


Featured items include: How can communities better protect themselves from climate risks; statement from Kresge President Rip Rapson about philanthropy's role after the election; Arts & Culture grantees connect, reflect at convening; Healthy Futures Fund awards planning grants. 

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Volume 1, Issue 16 – November 3, 2016

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Featured items include: Kresge a funder of climate-resilience collaboration; FreshLo initiative highlighted at national conference; Environment officer urges water planners to consider equity; Metro Detroit artists invited to apply for fellowships; Detroit offers lessons for New Urban Agenda work. 

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Volume 1, Issue 14 – October 6, 2016

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Featured items include: NEA, Kresge launch creative placemaking program; Nonprofit Finance Fund launches health initiative; NPR talks to Education director about transferring challenges; Inequality in America's Cities: A Panel Discussion; 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist Celebration; TV interview, podcasts focus on civic commons work; Learning and evaluation director offers advice on building a practice. 

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Volume 1, Issue 13 – September 22, 2016

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Featured items include: Kresge commits $7M to supportive housing plan; Kresge awards $5.1M to Detroit arts groups; KEYS: Detroit page debuts on Kresge website; Career center opens in Detroit’s North End. 

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Volume 1, Issue 12 – September 8, 2016

News From The Kresge Foundation Volume 1, Issue 12 (September 8, 2016)

Featured items include: Capital Absorption work featured in Fed paper and in lecture at Lincoln Institute; Kresge helps fund "Civic Commons" initiative; Investing in communities for living, working, creating; Kresge Eminent Artist discusses her life, work; Kresge partners named to list of higher education innovators; New newsletter to cover initiative for early childhood education.

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Volume 1, Issue 11 – August 25, 2016

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Featured items include: Student investment fund leads to Kresge position; foundation deepens ties with Memphis community; putting the pieces together with Creative Placemaking; Awards honor efforts to “bank” disinvested communities; EPA blog hosts Kresge appeal to address equity, justice in climate change planning.

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Volume 1, Issue 10 – August 11, 2016

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Featured items include: Foundation implements new procedures to improve responsiveness to grantees; Kresge president named chairman of Living Cities; FreshLo grantees discuss ways to make food, arts and culture part of neighborhood revitalization; Opening the door to social change; Health grantee wins award for transforming services

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Volume 1, Issue 9 – July 28, 2016

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Featured items include: Many tools to achieve one goal; Business has a stake in early childhood education; learning from urban environment work; getting the lead out of homes, schools; Kresge staffers spend a day in the community.

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Volume 1, Issue 8 – July 14, 2016


Featured items include: Annual report highlights new social investment approaches; foundation president calls for greater urgency in creating inclusiveness and opportunity; study uncovers unseen obstacles to college success; national experts join FreshLo advisory committee.

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Volume 1, Issue 7 – June 30, 2016


Featured items include: New health venture enlists tech entrepreneurs; Reception, tributes mark Rapson anniversary; Detroit artists receive Kresge fellowships; Troy campus adds solar power to energy mix.

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Volume 1, Issue 6 – June 16, 2016


Featured items include: Detroit Home Mortgage program highlighted at the Clinton Global Initiative America annual conference;  BUILD Health Challenge marks first anniversary; grants available for early care providers in Detroit; Kresge Community Finance initiative draws nearly 150 grant applications.

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Volume 1, Issue 5 – June 2, 2016


Featured items include: Release of the Regional Transmit Authority's master plan and panel discussion of transit at The Mackinac Conference; panel discussion of early childhood development at The Mackinac Conference; Human Services Program unveils revised strategy; a Kresge-funded report on the challenges facing seniors who want to "age in place" in their homes; 22 cities win FAFSA challenge grants.

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Volume 1, Issue 4 – May 19, 2016


Featured items include: announcement of grant recipients in the "Fresh, Local & Equitable" initiative; President Rip Rapson describes the foundation's approach to impact investing; video recaps of the Drawing on Detroit conference at the University of Southern California; and Kresge's commitment of $2.5 million to assistance for Flint residents affected by the lead-poisoning crisis.

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Volume 1, Issue 3 – May 5, 2016


Featured items include Kresge's participation in a forum about Detroit's revitalization, a survey of business leaders' perceptions of Detroit, Health Program initiatives and reports on community health and higher education.

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Volume 1, Issue 2 – April 21, 2016


Featured items include unveiling of the Detroit Reinvestment Index, a grant initiative aimed at Detroit-area arts and culture organizations and Kresge's participation in the ArtPlace annual summit. 

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Volume 1, Issue 1 – April 7, 2016


Featured items include: the second round of grants through Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit; a new $30 million social investment initiative; the retirement announcement of Laura Trudeau, managing director of the foundation's Detroit Program; the naming of Regina Smith as managing director of the foundation's Arts & Culture Program.

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