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July 21, 2014
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Georgetown Climate Center helps states, communities prepare for and adapt to climate change

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray in 2011 initiated a community-based planning process called Sustainable D.C. As part of the initiative, the Georgetown Climate Center worked with 11 District of Columbia government entities to help coordinate their climate adaptation efforts. ...

Categories: Environment

January 9, 2014
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Photographer Bill Rauhauser selected as 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist

Five books of his work have been published: Beauty on the Streets of Detroit, Cambourne Publishing, 2011 Bill Rauhauser – 20th Century Photography in Detroit, Cambourne Publishing, 2010 Detroit Auto Show Images of the 1970s, Little Beast, 2007 Bob-Lo Revisited, Press Lorentz, 2003 Detroit Revisited, JD Anthony, 2000  He has curated three exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where he serves as artist advisor for the board of directors of the department of prints, drawings and photographs.  ...


October 21, 2013
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ArtPlace America accepting applications for creative placemaking efforts

In its fourth round of funding, ArtPlace America will continue to support creative placemaking in communities across the U.S. Since 2011, ArtPlace America has awarded of $42 million grants to 124 organizations in more than 75 communities across the U.S. ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 11, 2013
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Faced with threats from climate change, four Florida counties work together to reduce risks

The divides can be as wide as the gulf between the upscale neighborhoods of Palm Beach and the low-income communities of Belle Glade and Pahokee where per capita income in 2011 was near $14,300. But the four counties are home to 5.5 million people and a $202 billion share of the state’s economy. ...

Categories: Environment

July 9, 2013
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White House recognizes two Kresge partners for ‘Protecting Health in a Changing Climate’

Kresge’s Health Program awarded Health Care Without Harm a three-year $600,000 grant to implement the Healthier Hospitals Agenda in 2011. The nonprofit, with the support of an earlier Kresge grant, also created and published “ Green Guide to Health Care,” the health care industry’s first best practices guide for healthy and sustainable building design, construction and operations.   ...

Categories: Environment, Health

June 19, 2013
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A champion of diversity and inclusion, Dr. Jane Delgado retires from The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner’s Special Citation She is the author of five books: La guía de Buena Salud sobre la artritis y tu vida (2012) The Buena Salud Guide for a Healthy Heart (2011) La guía de Buena Salud sobre la diabetes y tu vida (2011) The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers by (2010) Salud: A Latina's Guide to Total Health (2002) Her 2011 book, “The Buena Salud Guide for a Healthy Heart” was selected as one of the best consumer health books in 2011 by Library Journal. Delgado holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MS in Urban and Policy Sciences from the W. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

April 15, 2013
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Achieving the Dream creates expectations for success in college and environments for achieving it

With open admissions, a large percentage of new community college students – 62 percent in Michigan in the 2010-2011 school year – need some remedial work to tackle college-level material. However, many get stuck in non-credit developmental courses that eat their time, money and patience without progressing into college-level credit course. ...

Categories: Education

March 6, 2013
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Art X Detroit showcases Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows

A schedule of events is available at the Art X Detroit website. In 2011, the inaugural year, Art X Detroit brought thousands of people to events and exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. ...


March 5, 2013
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50-plus cities across U.S. work to boost college degrees, realize economic benefit and perhaps win $1M prize

The metropolitan area that increases number of college graduates the most between 2011 and 2014 will win $1 million to use in a national promotional campaign. That campaign will underscore the city’s commitment to developing a 21 st century workforce. ...

Categories: Education

February 1, 2013
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Kresge CEO addresses efforts to bolster college success at conference in South Africa

Kresge has funded South African universities since 1989, investing $19 million between 2005 and 2011 to build fund-raising capabilities. Kresge last year renewed its commitment to higher education in South Africa. ...

Categories: Education

January 18, 2013
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Light rail comes to Detroit: U.S. Department of Transportation makes a $25M grant, putting M-1 Rail in motion

LaHood’s announcement followed five years of ups and downs, including a setback in late 2011 that threatened to end the rail plan. Supporters pressed ahead, ultimately making a strong enough case to win LaHood’s approval. ...

Categories: Detroit

January 16, 2013
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Kresge Foundation funds efforts to strengthen South African universities

Between 2005 and 2011, the foundation invested almost $19 million to support South African higher education, focusing on institutional development and advancement. ...

Categories: Education

October 23, 2012
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Venture philanthropy organization creates job opportunities for people facing barriers to work

The service employs 82 people and has generated more than $1 million since early 2011. In Los Angeles, REDF partner Chrysalis was then able to use the San Francisco model to launch its own front-desk staffing business. ...

Categories: Human Services

August 7, 2012
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Citizen volunteers’ work monitoring air quality leads to recommendations for reducing harmful emissions

(Read the report) Prompted by citizen complaints about foul air, TriCounty Watchdog volunteers collected air samples from March 2011 through March 2012 at a local truck stop, the Lebec post office, two residences, and a state park near El Tejon Middle School. ...

Categories: Health

July 25, 2012
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American Council on Education helps colleges support a new generation of GI Bill students

Armed Forces for post-9/11 veterans was 12.1 percent in 2011. For male veterans, ages 18 to 24, the jobless rate was 29.1 percent in 2011, well above the 17.6 percent experienced by their non-veteran counterparts. ...

Categories: Education

July 10, 2012
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Kresge awards $1.2 million to Indiana and Wisconsin primary health care associations to strengthen community health centers

The grants complement a loan partnership Kresge established with IFF, a community development financial institution, in 2011 to make $5 million in loans and technical assistance available to health center borrowers over a 10-year period. ...


June 28, 2012
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2012 Kresge Artist Fellows highlight culturally ‘rich environment’ of metro Detroit

In April of 2013, Art X Detroit, a biannual event, will showcase new works from the 2011 and 2012 Kresge Artist Fellows and Kresge Eminent Artists. The event celebrates some of Detroit’s most talented literary, performing and visual artists. ...


June 12, 2012
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ArtPlace to invest $15.4 million in 47 creative placemaking initiatives

Virgin Islands. In 2011, the initiative awarded $11.5 million in grants to 34 projects. New York City’s Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, this year’s top-ranked recipient, will receive $350,000 to design and create prototype exhibits for its future museum, a project of Broadway Housing Communities. ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

June 4, 2012
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Kresge and M-1 RAIL partners pledge to resolve last issues surrounding Detroit light rail project

Background Dec. 28, 2011, M1 Rail back where it started (Crain's Detroit Business) Jan. 6, 2012, Light rail ‘not dead'; M1 Rail gets 90 days to create plan (Crain's)   Coverage of the June 4 meeting: Detroit light rail backers to address feds' questions (The Detroit News) Feds say they still aren't sold on 3.3-mile Woodward light rail plan (Detroit Free Press) In January, we entered into a 90-day review process of this project. ...


May 30, 2012
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Kresge supports KaBOOM! and Rails-to-Trails efforts to bring play, physical activity to nation’s cities

Although people are 38 percent more likely to exercise when they live within one mile of a park, those who live in low-income neighborhoods often have less access to green space and desirable recreation areas. A 2011 study in California, for example, found that communities with the lowest income levels and highest concentrations of people of color had access to less than 2 percent of the green space available on average to all residents of Orange County.   ...

Categories: Health