Call for Nominations: 60 Examples of Detroit Genius

To celebrate 60 years of service, The Skillman Foundation is looking for nominations of Detroit youth for our 60 Examples of Detroit Genius social media campaign. The campaign will showcase the variety of talents possessed by young Detroiters. Nominations close on February 29!


MI Philanthropy Continues to Support Literacy Work and Families

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced during her State of the State address that her office is partnering with a number of Michigan foundations to help families navigate the third-grade reading law.

CitizenDetroit, DPSCD & Dept. of Elections Simulate 2020 March Primary at Cass Tech

On January 31, CitizenDetroit and the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) hosted the first of four election simulations at Cass Technical High School.

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Dear Charles, Black Women Change the World

BMe Vanguard Fellow Dr. Patrice S. Johnson writes about Black women who inspire her to have an impact on the world.

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Educating Society on Humanity

Former Skillman Scholar Christal Phillips writes about the need to educate people on humanity and empathy to improve opportunities for all people.

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Youth Voices

Imposter Syndrome

Detroit youth Laila Nasher writes about her experiences trying to fit in during her recent internship.

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In Defense of Youth Organizing

Detroit's own Laila Nasher writes about the importance of youth to advocate for their communities and for themselves.

Read more here.

Events & Opportunities

Challenge Detroit 2020-2021 Fellowship Application

Challenge Detroit is accepting applications for their fellowship to support leaders working on local initiatives that move Detroit forward

Apply here.

CMF's Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Council of Michigan Foundations is accepting session proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference through today (February 21).

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Lunch & Learn for School Counselors

The Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) hosts its next Lunch & Learn for school counselors on March 5, covering PSAT/SAT scores, summer programs, and wrap-around services.

RSVP here.

Detroit Parks & Rec Summer Camps

The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department is now enrolling youth six through 12 for its eight-week summer camps.

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Job Opportunity: Job Developer

The Center for Employment Opportunities is hiring a Job Developer to help individuals coming out of incarceration regain the skills and confidence needed for a successful transition to stable and productive lives. 

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Applications Open: MI Independent Citizens Commission

For the first time ever, the power to draw fair and representative election districts in Michigan will be in the hands of citizens. Apply today to serve on the Michigan Independent Citizens Commission.

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DCFC Internship Opportunities for Students

Detroit City Football Club is seeking student interns to assist in game-day operations for its 2020 men's and women's soccer seasons.

Read more here.

Michelle Norris: "Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race"

Former co-host of NPR's All Things Considered Michelle Norris will be at Wayne State University on March 31 for a lecture on race, culture, and communication.

Read more here.

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