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Nonprofit Workforce Shortage Survey In Michigan

September 5, 2023

In April 2023, more than 1,600 charitable nonprofit organizations throughout the United States completed the nonprofit workforce shortages survey designed to gauge whether job vacancies continue to be a problem for the missions of those organizations, how the vacancies impact communities, and what actions have been taken and are proposed for alleviating the challenges. More than twenty-five Michigan nonprofits provided insights that provide the substance of this report.

Six Years in Review: Impact Report 2017-2023

July 31, 2023

This six-year impact report is the result of a comprehensive review of Hudson-Webber Foundation's grantmaking and strategic activities between 2017-2022. This report will tell readers why Hudson-Webber Foundation adopted a new strategic framework in 2017 and how the strategic framework drove work within the Foundation's mission areas and the policy and research arena to impact communities and improve the quality of life in Detroit.

People + Places, Now + Then: The Kresge Foundation 2022 Annual Report

June 20, 2023

This annual report highlights how work Kresge supported in 2022 invested in people's dreams and communities' aspirations and how Kresge has done so for almost a century. Five immersive multimedia stories center on partners in Memphis, Detroit, Toledo and Atlanta.

How Michigan Became a Blueprint for Strengthening Democracy

June 15, 2023

This report details the increase in civic participation as a result of the voting and election reforms in Michigan, as well as the success and continued support that independent redistricting has garnered in helping to secure fair representation in the state. It analyzes the critical role that citizen-initiated constitutional amendments have had in strengthening the state's democratic foundation, helping Michigan become a blueprint for voting reform and increased representation and voter participation as well as successful policy implementation. Lastly, this report positions Michigan in strong contrast to antidemocratic efforts pushed by lawmakers in other states.

Michigan Kids Deserve Housing, Environmental and Education Justice

March 16, 2023

Every child deserves a quality education and the opportunity that comes with it. Compared to other states, however, Michigan does not ensure that kids—especially those in families with low incomes—grow up under conditions that support their success.Housing in particular is critical to children's achievement, but families with Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) and other non-wage sources of income often have a hard time finding landlords who will rent to them. Several Michigan communities protect renters from this type of discrimination. A similar state-level law would give all families with vouchers more options for safe housing in healthy, opportunity-rich neighborhoods. The resulting education benefits would promote bright futures for kids, a strong workforce and economic prosperity for the whole state.

“Adoption is just not for me”: How abortion patients in Michigan and New Mexico factor adoption into their pregnancy outcome decisions

March 4, 2023

In public discourses in the United States adoption is often suggested as a less objectionable, equal substitute for abortion, despite this pregnancy outcome occurring much less frequently than the outcomes of abortion and parenting. This qualitative study explores whether and how abortion patients weighed adoption as part of their pregnancy decisions and, for those who did, identifies factors that contributed to their ultimate decision against adoption.

2023 State of WIC Report: Building the Bridge to a Healthier Future

February 22, 2023

The 2023 State of WIC Report: Building the Bridge to a Healthier Future, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, outlines progress on WIC modernization efforts; growing participation due to remote services; WIC's swift responses to the infant formula crisis; USDA proposed food package changes to improve nutrition security; and WIC's role in advancing health equity. The report brings together existing research and data to describe how the WIC program works and its positive impact on low-resourced families. The many useful facts and figures of the report are supplemented by quotes sharing the lived experiences of WIC participants and testimonials from WIC providers.

Lessons in Collaboration: A Case Study by Detroit’s Early Childhood Education Support Cohort

February 7, 2023

For four years ending in 2022, the nine nonprofits in the Detroit Early Childhood Education Support Initiative worked with and on behalf of over 100 early childhood centers through whole child and the whole family programs ranging from healthy living and nutrition to parent and caregiver engagement and advocacy.  The case study details how their cohort — supported by nonprofit Mathematica — worked to collectively strengthen the early childhood system, improve coordination with families and providers, and leverage each other's programming to more holistically serve the needs of children and families. The nine nonprofits in the initiative were ACCESS, Children's Center of Wayne County, Inc., Detroit Educational TV, Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., Keep Growing Detroit, Learn Early, Living Arts Detroit, Mothering Justice and the National Kidney Foundation.

Do you need a car to attend community college in Michigan?

February 1, 2023

In Michigan, 44% of community and technical colleges have a public transit stop within walking distance.An additional 13% — or 11 campuses — are less than five miles from an existing transit line, but not yet connected.SHSF assessed the 87 campuses belonging to Michigan's community and technical colleges to determine their proximity to public transit stops. Learn more about the methodology here.Accessibility requires not only transit stops, but also schedules and routes that meet the needs of today's college students. SHSF's map does not include frequency or route information.

From Two Months to Twelve: Providing a Full Year of Medicaid Postpartum Coverage, Regardless of Immigration Status

February 1, 2023

Federal law requires that those who give birth while enrolled in Medicaid are provided just 60 days of postpartum coverage. Yet, the period beyond two months postpartum is also a critical time to prevent detrimental health outcomes or even death. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) created a new Medicaid and CHIP state plan amendment option to provide one year of continuous Medicaid postpartum coverage as a way to improve both coverage rates among those who have recently given birth and maternal and child health outcomes. Michigan successfully extended this year-long Medicaid postpartum coverage in April 2022, which will benefit an estimated 16,000 pregnant and postpartum people in the state.

Growth Occupations: Opportunities for More Equitable Participation in Detroit’s Growing Economy

February 1, 2023

An analysis of growing occupations and the state of equitable participation in them in Detroit.

Making Mexican History in Battle Creek Website

January 15, 2023

Educational website teaching Mexican and Latino history in Battle Creek, MI.