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CLUES work improves access to safe, affordable housing for Minnesota’s Latinx community

September 22, 2021

In the best of circumstances, a renter is somewhat at the mercy of their landlord. But when the renter is an undocumented individual, the power imbalance can be disastrous, says Ruby Azurdia-Lee, president of Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), a nonprofit organization that promotes economic equity and wellbeing for…

The photo shows a paved street in front of a red brick building with an "Esperanza" sign hanging. In the background is a blue sky with a rainbow.

Rapson: Detroit will come back. We’ve done it before.

September 21, 2021

The recently released 2020 Census data seems to support a longstanding narrative about my home city of Detroit — that it’s in decline. While there are valid disputes with the way the Trump administration underfunded the Census process and likely undercounted many Black and brown communities, the fact that the…

Children are playing among a series of water spouts in the General Motors Plaza along the Detroit Riverwalk in front of the Renaissance Center.

New, state-of-the art Marygrove Early Education Center celebrates grand opening

September 17, 2021

Today, representatives from the Marygrove Conservancy and its partners celebrated the grand opening of a $22 million, state-of-the-art early education center on the Marygrove campus in northwest Detroit. (The livestreamed event can be replayed here.) The opening of the Marygrove Early Education Center marks another milestone in the development of…

Small child and school principal cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Marygrove Early Education Center

Kresge elevates new Investment Office leadership

September 16, 2021

John A. Barker named Deputy CIO as Robert J. Manilla, current CIO, plans June 2022 retirement; Venus B. Phillips promoted to Managing Director The Kresge Foundation today announced important changes in its Investment Office leadership: Robert J. Manilla, vice president and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) will retire in June 2022.…

On a light blue background there is a head shot of John Barker on the left and a head shot of Venus Phillips on the right. The text reads: Congratulations! John Barker, Deputy CIO, Investment Office. Venus Phillips, Managing Director, Investment Office.

Alexa Bush joins Kresge Detroit Program as officer

September 9, 2021

Alexa Bush has joined The Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program as program officer, Detroit Program Managing Director Wendy Lewis Jackson announced Thursday. In this role, Bush will guide the implementation of the Detroit Program’s investments in transformative public spaces that have the power to bring people together and promote greater understanding…

Photo of Alexa Bush with text: Welcome! Alexa Bush | Program Officer Detroit Program

Citizens Research Council of Michigan – G-2001-288348

This grant provides three years of project support to Citizens Research Council of Michigan (CRC) to establish Detroit-based staff dedicated to public policy research and analysis focused on the City of Detroit.

College for Creative Studies-G-2102-290394

This 25-month grant supports Years 14 and 15 of the Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) program as well as professional development for Year 14 Fellows. KAID will continue to lead an unparalleled program that contributes to the vibrancy of Detroit communities by providing critical support to individual artists in the…

Michigan Nonprofit Association-G-2103-290514

This grant provides project support to Michigan Nonprofit Association to mobilize a cohort of nonprofit organizations across Michigan to engage historically underrepresented populations in the state redistricting process.

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