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McClellan Early Childhood Education Center

February 20, 2024

Located in the Gratiot Woods neighborhood on the East Side of Detroit, where Detroit Public School’s Pingree Elementary once operated, the McClellan Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center is the result of years of work by numerous partners. This case study, produced by IFF (the center developer and interim owner), explores…

DeBacker: Refined climate strategy advances racial and economic justice

February 19, 2024

This commentary is adapted from the upcoming February edition of Cities. Climate. Equity., the Kresge Environment Program’s newsletter. Sign up for it and other Kresge newsletters here. The grantmaking and social investing of Kresge’s Environment Program are guided by strategies that we hope will maximize the impact of our giving.…

From the ground up: Centering community and living wages in economic development

February 13, 2024

Dignified wage jobs. Vibrant and safe gathering spaces. Meaningful community engagement opportunities. That’s what people in the Armijo neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, told Partnership for Community Action (PCA) they wanted to see in the city’s South Valley seven years ago. Today, that vision has become a reality. The Social…

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Foundation CEOs Rapson and Lindborg discuss their shared commitment to climate resilience

February 5, 2024

Charged with sharing their vision for a climate-resilient nation, Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson joined Nancy Lindborg, president and CEO of the David & Lucille Packard Foundation, in a recorded conversation to discuss climate resilience investments and activities on a global scale. The conversation was hosted by Dana Lanza,…

Investing with a Climate Resilient Lens