Blog Posts Tagged: michigan http://cedam.info/tag/michigan/

Call for Presenters for People & Places 2017

Written by Suzanne Gunther and Nina Arce, NACEDA A lot great things are happening in Michigan and we’re eager to share the tremendous accomplishments of Michigan’s community development sector on the national stage. Join us for the largest gathering of community development professionals in the country at People & Places 2017. Mark your calendars for May 31-June 2 in… Read more »

Membership Spotlight: AmeriCorps at Lakeshore Resource Network

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern; In Collaboration with Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader In our newest additions to our Membership Spotlight series, CEDAM will be featuring organizations across the state where our AmeriCorps VISTA members are serving communities. The Lakeshore Resource Network _____________________________________ “The organization was designed by the community to help us all work… Read more »

Michigan Cities Through the Eyes of NACEDA’s Executive Director

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Michigan: a state that can display the growth and prominence of great times, as well as how to pull through and endure difficult circumstances. Certain cities continue to grow exponentially, while others are struggling to  draw citizens back in. Recently, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)… Read more »

CFPB’s New Rule

Written by Heidi Kurniawan, Policy Intern In Michigan, there are more payday loan stores than there are McDonald’s and Tim Horton’s franchises combined. Advertisements for these loans make them seem like a fast and easy way to get cash when you’re in a financial bind. What they don’t tell you, however, is that four out… Read more »

Membership Spotlight: PNC’s Community Development Banking

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern _______________________________________________________________________________________ “We help low- to moderate-income community members access the bank and work with those servicing the community through financial education, specialized products, access to business capital and providing grant and sponsorship dollars.” _______________________________________________________________________________________ When most people hear PNC Bank, they probably think of a bank that offers financial… Read more »

Affordable Housing is Out of Reach in Michigan

Written by Heidi Kurnaiwan, Policy Intern There is no state, county, or city in the United States where a full-time worker earning the prevailing minimum wage could afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Only twelve counties and one metropolitan area has a minimum wage sufficient enough to even afford a modest one-bedroom apartment. These statistics are just… 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 »

Funding Michigan’s Roads

Written by Christian Gray, Policy Intern at CEDAM Finally, a road funding plan has escaped the wrath of legislative gridlock and has been sent to the governor’s office for approval. Late on Tuesday night, November 3, the House was able to garner the votes necessary to concur changes made earlier that afternoon in the Senate. The… Read more »

Food Forward MI: An Introduction

Daily we hear that demand for fresh water, energy and food are rising. This causes many great concern and at times a sense of hopelessness, as media digestion can leave us reaching for antacids. A Growing Crisis: Food and Energy Shortages According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, across the globe,… Read more »

The Bright Side: Food & Farm

Get a sample of fresh food scenes in Michigan that are solving challenges like food access, health and nutrition, and food and farm business success. Fresh Michigan Food [watch now] What do you do when you don’t have a car and the nearest produce section is 10 miles away? When your kids have never seen certain fruits… Read more »