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Kresge veteran Sharon Zimmerman to retire

December 17, 2020

Sharon Zimmerman, assistant to the president and director of Kresge’s Executive Office, will retire at the end of 2020. Zimmerman, who joined the foundation in 2005, helped shape and support major organizational changes, including its transition to a strategic philanthropy and the expansion of its mission to focus its work…

Congratulations and Thank You, Sharon

Q&A: The Steve Fund offers guidance to help colleges promote positive mental health outcomes among students of color

December 11, 2020

The Kresge Foundation Education Program connected with Dr. Annelle Primm, senior medical director for The Steve Fund.  The COVID-19 pandemic upended learning routines for college students nationwide. For many students, decreases in predictable routines also meant increases in negative mental health outcomes. The mental health impacts of pandemic-related disruptions are…

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Q&A: Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom discusses higher ed, social mobility and racial justice

December 11, 2020

Renowned author, researcher, educator and cultural critic Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom recently spoke with Kresge Foundation grantee partners and staff to discuss intersections between higher education, social mobility and racial justice. The conversation took place during a digital convening of Kresge Education partners participating in the Advancing Student Transportation Solutions…

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Q&A: Artist led engagement in Minneapolis brings community healing and connections

December 9, 2020

By Teeko Yang, Project Manager of the City of Minneapolis’ Creative CityMaking Program Editor’s note: This Q&A feature is part of a series of articles highlighting 10 Minneapolis artists who turned to their community to create a ripple effect of connection, healing and joy following George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent…

Q & A with Lourdes Germán on COVID-related financial recovery for cities

December 9, 2020

Lourdes Germán is one of the preeminent scholars in municipal finance in the country. She joined me last month in crafting a white paper detailing tweaks to public finance tools and programs that would better allow municipalities to recover from economic crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. You can download the…

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