Blog Posts Categorized: All Things CEDAM

Michigan Benefits Access Overview

Written by Beth St. John, Coordinator, Michigan Benefits Access Michigan Benefits Access (MBA) exists to increase economic stability for Michigan families by connecting them to multiple public benefits through the MI Bridges website and Community Partners. The Michigan Association of United Ways collaborates closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) through MBA… Read more »

Children’s Savings Accounts to Kickstart Education

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist Financial empowerment is a game changer. From adults struggling to get ahead to children just beginning to save, financial capability programs can help people of all ages reach greater self-sufficiency and the freedom to live rather than simply survive. Growing implications. Lack of financial capability is widespread in… Read more »

#Comebackcity: How Clean Energy can Revitalize a City, State

This blog is a guest blog written by Ariana Gonzalez with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). It was originally posted here.  Go ahead. Call it a comeback. Governor Snyder and others have been touting how Michigan cities like Detroit are surging forward like never before. The recent grand opening of the new Outdoor Adventure Center in… Read more »

Welcome Home

By Lisa Assenmacher, Communications & Training Specialist 522. This is the number of families in the Detroit area that have fallen into homelessness and have since found furnished housing since 2009 with the assistance of Humble Design, a nonprofit organization based in Pontiac. I listened to Treger Strasberg, one of the founders, talk about her work… Read more »

Better Than A Webinar

We thought we solved the problem of people not being able to make it to in-person trainings with the invention of the webinar. Maybe with a webinar they wouldn’t feel the need to pull out their cellphone or laptop and answer emails during the presentation. If you’ve hosted a webinar, you know this to not… Read more »

The Bright Side: Rural

We released a new series of videos about small towns and rural areas in Michigan. Learn how to bring investment to a small town and see how others found surprising opportunities in Michigan’s rural areas. Huss Project, Three Rivers [watch now] Visit a historic former school in Three Rivers and take a tour of the future… Read more »

Placemaking Through Crowdfunding

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist Crowdfunding is a popular go-to fundraising method used by people to launch new businesses or projects, raise money to help distressful situations and almost every other imaginable circumstance. While many charitable projects have depended on donations in the past, modern crowdfunding has succeeded through the development of… Read more »