What We Are About

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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By the Numbers

12

education workshops taught in 2016

49

community based organizations assisted in 2016

$16M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998

MCR NEWS

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Michigan Community Resources Announces Shamyle Dobbs as New CEO

Michigan Community Resources is proud to announce Shamyle Dobbs as our new CEO!

With over 17 years of experience in nonprofit management, Shamyle brings to the CEO position a deep institutional understanding of MCR as well as an unparalleled passion for the good work done by organizations and community leaders MCR serves.

Formerly the Chief Program Officer, Shamyle has played an integral role in shaping the work at MCR since 2008. A native New Yorker and graduate of New York University, Shamyle moved to Michigan in 2001 to complete her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School.

With her core philosophy being that of servant leadership, she embodies practices that enrich the lives of individuals, build stronger organizations, and ultimately create a more just and caring world.

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Join the Michigan Community Resources Team!

Michigan Community Resources and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Neighborhood Exchange Associate. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 16, 2017, and serve a minimum of 1700 hours through the end of his/her term on August 15, 2018.

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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

 

By the Numbers

12

education workshops taught in 2016

49

community based organizations assisted in 2016

$16M

value of pro bono legal services provided since 1998