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Michigan Community Resources is uniquely positioned to drive policy change, connect and improve systems that impact quality of life and the economy in low income communities, and bring a voice to those who have not been heard. We are qualified to provide holistic technical and legal services to individual organizations, helping them complete projects and achieve organizational goals.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
23
Fri
Community Legal Resources COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS Workshop @ Eastern Market Corporation-Shed 5
Jun 23 @ 11:45 am – 3:00 pm

What is a Community Land Trust (CLT)? How can my organization determine whether this is the right model for my neighborhood or project? What are the steps?

Join us as we prepare to launch an updated version of our “Community Land Trusts Manual,” originally published in 2007, that is designed to answer these questions and more.

By the Numbers

16

education workshops taught in 2014

82

community based organizations assisted in 2014

$15M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998

MCR NEWS

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Now Accepting Applications For the 2017 NEx Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grants

NEx Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grants

Michigan Community Resources will provide up to $5,000 to five community organizations through our new Neighborhood Exchange Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grant Program. In addition to the grant to support small projects in Detroit that support green stormwater infrastructure, organizations will also receive technical assistance and project management support from the MCR staff. Funding for the NEx Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grants was generously provided by the Erb Family Foundation.

2017 NEx Green Stormwater Infrastructure Ambassador Stipends

Three groups will each be given $1,000 to host educational workshops that showcases a previously installed GSI project. This component is meant to lift up the good work that groups are already doing, provide some additional funding that may be used for ongoing maintenance and education, and to support peer to peer learning and connections among community groups interested in GSI. Since one of the primary purposes of the mini-grant program is to increase the number of demonstrable GSI projects throughout Detroit, this is an innovative approach to recognize and support the work of green stewards and encourage people to visit the sites and experience them in person.

Click below to view the applications

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Save The Date For The 3rd Annual The Power Of One Dedicated Woman

The Power of One Dedicated Woman is an annual event honoring unsung women changing Detroit neighborhoods. These women are neighborhood leaders who volunteer their time and talent to keep their neighborhoods strong and safe. They deserve recognition precisely because they didn’t ask for it.

It‘s time to honor the women who have created a stir, inspired change, and given us a reason to hope for a better future.

Nominations are now open. Download the nomination form below.

Join us June 20, 2017, to honor these women and hear their stories of dedication, love, and impact!

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Join the Michigan Community Resources Team!

MCR seeks an energetic candidate to fill the position of Community Legal Resources Program Manager (CLR Program Manager). The CLR Program Manager will work at MCR’s downtown Grand Rapids office, in partnership with GVSU’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. The CLR Program Manager will support MCR primarily through outreach and fund development for its CLR programs. CLR programs include the Pro Bono Legal Referral Program – which matches nonprofit organizations with volunteer attorneys to resolve legal issues – as well as legal education, workshops, clinics, and policy work to benefit MCR’s clients. Click the link below to see the full job description.

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Neighborhood-exchange-logo

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
23
Fri
Community Legal Resources COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS Workshop @ Eastern Market Corporation-Shed 5
Jun 23 @ 11:45 am – 3:00 pm

What is a Community Land Trust (CLT)? How can my organization determine whether this is the right model for my neighborhood or project? What are the steps?

Join us as we prepare to launch an updated version of our “Community Land Trusts Manual,” originally published in 2007, that is designed to answer these questions and more.

By the Numbers

16

education workshops taught in 2014

82

community based organizations assisted in 2014

$15M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998