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Strengthening Child- and Family-Centered Neighborhoods in Detroit: A Primer


The Kresge Foundation’s neighborhood-focused grants in Detroit prioritize the economic mobility, quality of life and resiliency of the community members and residents that live and work in them. Since 2016, Kresge has invested deeply in Detroit’s early childhood, community development and health systems.

“Strengthening Child- and Family-Centered Neighborhoods in Detroit: A Primer” examines how the intersection of these systems has become even more critical to the vitality and quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods. Written by Detroit Program Senior Officer Jonathan Hui and Detroit Program Officer Alexa Bush, the primer examines context, strategies and expected outcomes. (Previous Kresge Detroit Program efforts to be considered in this context include our focus areas of Early Childhood/Hope Starts Here and the Transformative Project/Marygrove Cradle-to-Career Campus, and efforts such as summer parks programming, DPSCD health hubs and a number of our Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus grants.)

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