Category: Programs

June 17, 2020July 23, 2020
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Tackling Lead in Detroit

When Michigan state senator Adam Hollier began an initiative to reduce blood lead levels in Detroit children, he didn’t know he’d be advocating for his own daughter.

Jazz is Cool
June 2, 2020July 23, 2020
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Jazz is Cool

Two young jazz musicians share the impact Detroit’s jazz legacy has had on them. Video credit: Cass Corridor Films.

June 5, 2019November 3, 2020
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Great Lakes Watersheds Map

We like to say that everyone lives on waterfront property. This is because everything people do on their land – no matter if it’s located on a river or lake or not – ends up in one of the Great Lakes. To illustrate this, we worked with The Nature Conservancy to create a new map...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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United Community Housing Coalition

There have been 135,000 tax foreclosures in Detroit since 2009, and more than 50,000 occupied homes are stuck in chronic tax delinquency. Michelle Daine Bell was one of those homeowners.  In 2018, United Community Housing Coalition worked with nearly 5,000 households to resolve tax and mortgage foreclosures, allowing Detroiters like Michelle to buy their homes...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Trunino Lowe

Trunino Lowe is a young trumpet player from Detroit’s east side. A junior at Wayne State University studying jazz performance, Trunino began playing trumpet in the sixth grade through a program at the Carr Center. Throughout his high school years, Trunino joined youth jazz ensembles at Michigan State University’s Community Music School: Detroit and the Detroit...

February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Art is Everywhere in Detroit

Because the arts are a critical part of quality of life, we provide unrestricted financial support for Detroit arts and cultural organizations. Since 2010, we have partnered with the Kresge Foundation on a shared application, review, and reporting process for arts general operating grants. In addition to streamlining the process for applicants, our partnership with...