Five grants totaling $26,586 awarded to support postsecondary attainment efforts across Michigan
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded $26,586 in its sixth round of COVID-19 Response Grants to five organizations in Michigan. These grants help Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions support emergent postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. MCAN is also now partnering with other funders to co-sponsor these grants.
(FLINT, Mich., July 6, 2020) Despite the fact that teen unemployment stood at 29.9 percent in May 2020—more than double what it was at the same time last year—the coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping nearly 260 teens from working in Genesee County through the Summer Youth Initiative, or SYI. However, it has prompted some changes to the summer employment program, which is offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.
Lippens’ Relocation, Plus Grand Rapids Office Move, Part of Community Planning Firm’s Amplified Presence in West Michigan
NORTHVILLE, Mich. (June 29, 2020) – McKenna – a community planning, design and building services firm, headquartered in Northville, Mich., with offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo – recently announced the promotion of M. Paul Lippens to vice president and director of its Kalamazoo studio. The announcement was made by McKenna President, John Jackson.
For the first time ever, Michigan Women Forward hosted a state-wide virtual Women of Achievement and Courage awards ceremony. WomanUp & Celebrate will be live-streamed on Facebook.
For the first time ever, Michigan Women Forward are hosting a state-wide virtual Women of Achievement and Courage awards ceremony. WomanUp & Celebrate will be live-streamed on Facebook. Join them! See MWF website for more details.
Disability Advocates of Kent County will host a virtual technical workshop and internationally recognized keynote speaker on accessibility and the importance of inclusive design on June 22nd.
Grand Rapids, Michigan – June 17, 2020 – Disability Advocates of Kent County will host the second annual Absolutely Accessible Kent Technical Workshop featuring Chris Downey, an award-winning architect from California, who unexpectedly lost his sight in 2008. The virtual event will take place Monday, June 22nd from 11:30–2:00 p.m. Those who attend the workshop will receive insight from Downey as he expresses the importance of Universal Design and accessibility for all. He will also reflect on his 20 years of sighted architectural experience and ongoing practice following the loss of his sight.