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Mayor and County Commissioners Recognition Day for National Service

Written by Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader A Day of Recognition Mayors and county commissioners stand out in the political spectrum as role models of good governance, creating networks and finding place-based solutions for the benefit of their communities.  In 1994, one of those solutions presented itself in AmeriCorps, and since then over one million people… Read more »

Voices of AmeriCorps: Good Cents from Wayne Metro AmeriCorps Members

Written by the Corps Support Committee CEDAM AmeriCorps members Kimberly Yost and Jael Cain of Wayne Metro Community Action Agency scored a major success for the financial health of their community by hosting two well-attended Show Me the Money Day Events this February. Serving as AmeriCorps members in the Michigan Financial Opportunities Corps, the two are… Read more »

HUD Budget Slashed in Trump’s Administration Proposal

Written by Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist As you may be aware, there was an article in the Washington Post this morning summarizing leaked documents from the Trump Administration that call for a 14% cut to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that you can read by clicking here. The article points out… Read more »

Voices of AmeriCorps: Shelby Soberalski

Written by the Corps Support Committee The Rural Opportunity VISTA Program’s members provide capacity building to organizations by expanding on existing programming or creating a new program from the ground up. The VISTAs in this cohort are hard-working, dedicated, and awesome! This month, as the great stories submitted by the AmeriCorps State Members and the AmeriCorps… Read more »

Collaborative Environment Between Officials and Community – Part 1

Written by Douglas Kelsey and David Gruber of Dispute Resolution Education Resources, Inc. (DRER) Local officials who wish to preside over a peaceful community might ask themselves how they and their constituents can create a collaborative climate in their town. In a collaborative environment, officials and citizens anticipate difficult issues and together seek solutions before… Read more »

Beyond the Public Meeting: Raising the Bar for Equitable Community Engagement

Written by Aaron Goodman, CDAD Community Engagement Manager Equitable Public Involvement _____________________________________________________________________________ “When engagement is treated as an add-on to the “real” decision making or something that is done only to minimally satisfy legal or community requirements it leads to decisions, plans and developments that likely don’t reflect the input of the whole community.” _____________________________________________________________________________ We’ve… Read more »

5 Key Components to a Successful Board of Directors

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications & Training Specialist Whether you are working for an organization with a board, or have sat on a board of directors, we all likely share similar experiences within the nonprofit world. I had the pleasure of sitting in on a session at the Building Michigan Communities Conference in April led… Read more »

2016 Community Economic Development Award Winners

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern CEDAM board and staff are pleased to recognize the people and organizations this year that have acted as key contributors to the community economic development field. Congratulations to all of our award winners! Community Economic Development Leader of the Year Each year CEDAM recognizes a Community Economic Development Leader of… Read more »

6 Things To Do in Lansing

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communication & Training Specialist Whether a frequent or first-time visitor, there are a lot of things to do during a trip to Lansing. With the upcoming Building Michigan Communities Conference in mind, CEDAM staff put together this list of six things to do in Lansing. 1. Take a Walk on Washington… Read more »

What is it Like to Live in Poverty?

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications & Training Specialist “We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.” This famous statement by Nelson Mandela rings true for people working to create vibrant communities and provide supportive services for people. Serving our communities, we all have a… Read more »