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Q&A: Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative chief on increasing housing security

November 8, 2023

Veronica Reed is the executive director of Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, a New Orleans-based nonprofit and Kresge Foundation grantee with a mission to transform unjust housing policies, discriminatory practices and inequitable development. Founded in 2008, staff at Jane Place engage in strategies that increase housing security and expand access…

Quote card with photo, name and title of Veronica Reed, Executive Director, Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, and the quote: "Whether we are fighting in coalition with partners for housing quality standards or for stronger ordinances to stem the proliferation of short-term rentals in our neighborhoods, we are using policy to make system-level changes."

Community Colleges & Human Services Nonprofits BOOSTing Family Economic Success Through Organizational Policy and Practice

November 8, 2023

Forging connections between community colleges and human services providers makes it possible to build stronger pathways that include both learning opportunities and social supports. In a new brief, Jobs for the Future explores how community colleges and human services nonprofits can partner to advance multigenerational family economic success. The paper highlights…

A graphic featuring a family of four with two adults and two children are seen on a lawn, and the text: BOOST Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families

2023 Unity Summit urges philanthropy to use its power to advance racial justice

November 2, 2023

Editor’s note: Nearly 20 Kresge staff members attended the CHANGE Philanthropy Unity Summit to build connections between funders and communities. In this commentary, Kresge Communications Officer and Equity Task Force Co-Chair Kaniqua Welch and Special Assistant to the President Chris LeFlore share key learnings from the conference that can be…

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Grantmakers in Health 2023 Survey Summary: Climate Change Strategies

October 31, 2023

Our opportunity and ability to thrive — as individuals, families, communities and as a country — is in danger because of the increasing instability of our climate. This infographic summarizes the responses to a Grantmakers In Health funder survey, conducted in May and June 2023 with support from The Kresge…

Just Solutions Podcast: Climate justice stories from BIPOC environmental justice leaders

October 26, 2023

The Just Solutions Collective, a grantee of Kresge’s Environment Program, has launched a podcast focused on community-created solutions and climate policies that strengthen the health, economic security, and resiliency of frontline environmental justice communities. Through the Just Solutions Podcast, Executive Director Aiko Schaeffer interviews BIPOC leaders who are working to…

A graphic promoting The Just Solutions Podcast that lists the titles of three episodes: Episode 11: Unpacking Utility Justice for Frontline Communities; Episode 10: Climate Implications for Black Communities; Episode 9: Mississippi's Climate Challenges

Strong Start to Finish adds four new educational systems to network

October 26, 2023

This week, Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) announced four state higher education systems and associations — the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Louisiana Board of Regents, Michigan Center for Student Success, and Tennessee Board of Regents — it’s adding to its network to implement developmental education reforms. Collectively, these four…

Grants awarded to new cohort of public health, community leaders to advance health equity 

October 24, 2023

Fifteen teams of rising public health and community leaders from around the country have been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Public Health Regenerative Leadership Synergy (PHEARLESS) initiative. Supported by an investment of more than $8.5 million from The Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and…

What makes a PHEARLESS leader? "Knowing how to forge authentic community partnerships that result in community-led public health efforts on the ground. Authentic community engagement can impact the public health's for future generations and achieve health equity." -- Monica Valdes Lupi, Managing Director, Kresge Health Program

Melba Joyce Boyd: 2023 Kresge Eminent Artist monograph, “The Book of Melba”

October 20, 2023

“The Book of Melba” is a Kresge-produced monograph on the life and works of 2023 Kresge Eminent Artist Melba Joyce Boyd. An award-winning poet, essayist, biographer, editor, distinguished professor and filmmaker, Boyd is the 15th metro Detroit artist to receive the annual award in recognition of lifelong professional achievements in…