When Lynne Golodner started One Earth Writing, a nonprofit that connects teens across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides through writing, she had no idea what this new adventure would bring her. It has brought her joy, surprise and so much more. But it also needs support to keep it going. That is why One Earth […]
There’s one thing you cannot have enough of in general – Thanksgiving dinners, good times with co-workers and good causes. Years ago, the staff at Grand Rapids-based law firm Mika Meyers started a tradition where the firm would have a pre-Thanksgiving celebration. Now, this was no ordinary get-together in the office kitchen. It had a […]
There’s an old adage about giving a man a fish and teaching him to fish. That wisdom can be applied across the board to the kind of education students at Grand Rapids Public School’s Innovation Central. This high school is unique because it is made up of four distinct college/career preparatory academies within one building, […]
One of Ted Stahl’s passions – beyond sports, cars and his long-time manufacturing business – is supporting his fellow U.S. veterans in any way he can. His love for all three are the reason behind Stahls’ Automotive Foundation, a non-profit organization Stahl created with his family, fellow car aficionados and employees. And that has resulted […]
Working at a large company can be challenging if you want to stand out in the crowd or find some way to contribute in a meaningful way. That is why DTE Energy goes out of its collective way to help its employees feel empowered, connected and part of its internal community. But the rest of […]
Every child deserves love, a supportive family and a community that cares about his or her well-being. That could come in the form of mentorship, volunteerism or other help, such as working with educators to make sure every kid has what they need to success in school. That is where Detroit-based McKeen & Associates comes […]
Kelly Collins, Executive Assistant at Oxford Companies, operates Roughneck Rescue & Sanctuary along with her significant other, Danny Davis. They share their home with 17 dogs that have been surrendered or abandoned by their humans. The Oxford Companies team stays involved and donates to the rescue.
Jenna Greenman has had the pleasure of watching many aspects of her life grow: Her career, her children. But one of her favorites has been the growth of her family’s annual fund-raising running event. The Greenmans’ 8th annual “Escape to Belle Isle – Spirit of Detroit Challenge” will take place at 8:30 a.m. July 16 […]
Custom Home Health celebrated World Blood Donor Day on June 14th by hosting a Red Cross blood drive. Custom’s team and the community came together to surpass a goal of 40 blood units, collecting 47 blood units and giving up to 141 hospital patients a chance at a healthy life.
Comcast has awarded $114,000 in scholarships to 108 Michigan students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best high school seniors for their exceptional work.
Thousands of Comcast employees, family and friends volunteered April 30 at one of more than 20 service projects in Michigan during the 15th Comcast Cares Day. The Boys & Girls Clubs, Guidance Center and Detroit Rescue Mission were among the partner organizations that benefited from the event.
You’ve excelled at your individual career with support from educators and employers. You’ve built up a network of friends and mentors. What do you do next? Look for a way to return the favor by giving back. That is what the Detroit chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global network or more than 11,000 business […]
For three decades, the Michigan Women’s Foundation has been working, learning and sharing conversations about how to create a supportive environment for the state’s girls and women. Its mission is to advance the economic, professional and social well-being of Michigan’s female population. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the 501(c)3 organization is putting together a pretty […]
Lots of companies have volunteer programs – large and small. What is truly inspirational is when a business with a successful program take a hard look at what’s in place and decides to enhance it for the betterment of its employees and the communities they serve. That is why it is exciting to see Detroit-based […]
Every job has its challenges, whether it is difficult deadlines, stressful situations, physical demands like those in the landscaping or construction industries as well as life-threatening situations like those faced by emergency-medical technicians, nurses, doctors and others. A profession that includes all of those obstacles along with many others is that of a firefighter. Much […]
Helping Detroit retailers open up their businesses has been one of the most public parts of Hatch Detroit. But helping longtime city-based companies improve their existing storefronts and gain public attention for their goods and services is an important part of Hatch’s work in and around Detroit. The Hatch Detroit Neighborhood Initiative focuses on improving […]
You know that moment at an awards show when the camera pans to an actor or singer who doesn’t expect to win but is suddenly named the best at what they do professionally? It is magical – it is the moment when shock, appreciation and happiness blends into a sublime expression captured for all time. […]
When you sit down to talk to kids, many entrepreneurs find inspiration, creativity and ideas brewing from these young thinkers. That certainly was the case this week when Native Detroiter Will Adler, founder and creative director of Will Leather Goods, came to town. Adler was here for special assemblies at two Cornerstone Schools on Monday […]
You might know Better Made Snack Foods as the creator of one of Michigan’s most delicious treats – its thin, crispy potato chips and potato sticks. But did you also know that the Detroit-based company also donates regularly to breast-cancer research efforts? For the seventh consecutive year, Better Made Snack Foods has shown its commitment […]
Anyone already familiar with the work done by Veronika Scott and The Empowerment Plan, a 501(c) 3 non-profit she launched in 2012 after seeing firsthand the plight of Detroit’s homeless, will surely feel an affinity with all the organization is doing. An obvious big part of the ongoing initiative is to design and make coats […]
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