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August 20, 2018
The Kresge Foundation today announced that metro Detroit native Zenna Elhasan will join the organization October 1 to serve as its first lead attorney. In the newly created role, Elhasan will advise the foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff on legal matters, support the development and...
August 16, 2018
Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson issued the following statement regarding the passing of the legendary Detroit artist on August 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin performs at Obama inauguration, 2009.

Aretha Franklin performs "My Country 'Tis of Thee"  at Obama inauguration, 2009. 

Photo by Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force

It was while living here in Detroit that Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin donned her crown, and we...
August 16, 2018
For Annika Clemens, this summer as the external affairs and communications intern was all about learning where her passions can take her. Originally from Bronson, Michigan – a small town near the Indiana border – she is a junior at Central Michigan University pursuing a degree in integrative public...
Video

On Aug. 10, 2018, Kresge's Education Program held an informational webinar to cover its strategic focus and three funding areas....

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August 9, 2018
Mari-Elle Sudarkasa moved to South Africa before the age of two and grew up in Johannesburg before returning to the U.S. for college. That background helped her establish a strong connection to Kresge because of its higher education work in South Africa. Now a junior at Rutgers University-Newark...
August 6, 2018
“We had another amazing Neighborhoods Day,” its main organizer, Luther Keith, said this week, reflecting on the 200-plus events across the city that engaged thousands of participants. Last Saturday marked the 12th Annual Detroit Neighborhoods Day sponsored and organized by Kresge Detroit Program...
August 2, 2018
Flooding fueled by climate change hits low-income neighborhoods most severely, disproportionately harming those with limited resources to prepare for and recover from damages – particularly communities of color. A small but effective cadre of people and organizations is assembling the knowledge,...
Reports

This press release highlights a new report analyzing challenges and opportunities for those working to address the interplay of water systems,...

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2018