Black and Bright: Advancing Equitable Education Policies

Tune in Friday, October 23 at 11:00 am to hear from three renowned leaders that have advanced equitable policies in schools, states, and countries: professor john a. powell, attorney Mark Rosenbaum, and student activist Dannah Wilson. Skillman Foundation President Tonya Allen will moderate a conversation that illuminates concrete actions that Michigan can take to ensure all children leave school ready for college, career, and life.     


Where are the Children?

Vice President of Program & Strategy Punita Dani Thurman raises concern for children that are missing from school, neither attending in person nor online, and lifts ways Detroit can rally together to ensure children are well.


Black Futures Matter

Program Officer Ashley Aidenbaum writes about the  Detroit Regional Talent Compact, which brings together stakeholders from business, philanthropy, government, and K-12 and higher education to increase the postsecondary attainment rate to 60% and reduce the racial equity gap by half by 2030.

Read more.

COVID-19, Cancer, & Community Survey

The Detroit Parent Network and the Karmanos Cancer Institute are asking Detroiters to complete a survey on their healthcare experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Take the survey.

Opportunities for Youth & Partners

CMF's 48th Annual  Conference

The Council of Michigan Foundation's 48th Annual Conference begins next week in an all-virtual format. Registration is still open.

Learn more.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants Opportunity

The Spark Justice Fund at Borealis Philanthropy invites grassroots organizations working to transform pretrial justice to apply for funding to meet the urgent needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in jails and communities.

Learn more.

ProjectArt's Fall Youth Classes

ProjectArt - Detroit still has openings for fall art classes for youth ages 4-18.

Learn more.


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