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Stories & Insights Archive

The Grand Bargain

On July 18, 2013, Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. At stake was nothing less than the very survival of America’s Motor City.

Public Allies Metro Detroit Program

In 2013, University of Michigan-Dearborn launched the Public Allies Metro Detroit Program, an initiative to develop young community leaders and strengthen local nonprofits. In 2013, the Fund became the first investor in the program.

Detroit Conservation Corps

What if unemployed Detroiters could transform vacant property into a beautiful, working landscape, one that sustained residents for generations to come? And, what if, in the process, they could also access landscape industry training, job-readiness programs, and case management services?

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