OUR MISSION

We advance the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low income individuals and communities through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organization development, and trusted guidance.

We envision strong Michigan communities build on strong organizations, strong leaders, and a strong nonprofit network.

Upcoming Events

Nov
20
Tue
Public Hearing for HPTAP Ordinance @ Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Meeting will be in the “Committee of the Whole” room, on the 13th floor.

Join us Tuesday, November 20 for the final City Council public hearing for the Homeowners’ Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) ordinance. This ordinance is intended to remove the substantial barriers facing families eligible for this crucial property tax exemption. If pass, it will expand upon the chances established by the City’s settlement with the ACLU, thereby keeping countless families in their homes and preventing improper foreclosures.

Let’s show up for each other at this meeting at let the Detroit City Council know that Detroit’s low-income and working-class residents want stable communities and stable homes.

“In Our Neighborhood” Grant Information Session @ Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Branch
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This fall, there are two exciting opportunities to apply for local grants. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation invites Washtenaw County individuals and nonprofits to apply to their new “In Our Neighborhood” Arts and Culture Grant Program in partnership with CultureSource by November 30. Interested applicants must attend one of the three info sessions.

9th Annual Show the Love Fundraiser @ PJ's Lager House
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

Journalists are the world’s changemakers.

Support out-of-work journalists so they can continually change the world.

Join us for free food, cheap drinks and entertainment by Luther Bandman Keith’s Bluesmen Are Kings Band.

The event is sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists Detroit chapter, the Michigan chapter of Asian American Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit chapter.

$15 in advance & $20 at the door. Can’t attend? Buy a ticket and show your support!

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.

Read more

Upcoming Events

Nov
20
Tue
Public Hearing for HPTAP Ordinance @ Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Meeting will be in the “Committee of the Whole” room, on the 13th floor.

Join us Tuesday, November 20 for the final City Council public hearing for the Homeowners’ Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) ordinance. This ordinance is intended to remove the substantial barriers facing families eligible for this crucial property tax exemption. If pass, it will expand upon the chances established by the City’s settlement with the ACLU, thereby keeping countless families in their homes and preventing improper foreclosures.

Let’s show up for each other at this meeting at let the Detroit City Council know that Detroit’s low-income and working-class residents want stable communities and stable homes.

“In Our Neighborhood” Grant Information Session @ Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Branch
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This fall, there are two exciting opportunities to apply for local grants. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation invites Washtenaw County individuals and nonprofits to apply to their new “In Our Neighborhood” Arts and Culture Grant Program in partnership with CultureSource by November 30. Interested applicants must attend one of the three info sessions.

9th Annual Show the Love Fundraiser @ PJ's Lager House
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

Journalists are the world’s changemakers.

Support out-of-work journalists so they can continually change the world.

Join us for free food, cheap drinks and entertainment by Luther Bandman Keith’s Bluesmen Are Kings Band.

The event is sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists Detroit chapter, the Michigan chapter of Asian American Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit chapter.

$15 in advance & $20 at the door. Can’t attend? Buy a ticket and show your support!

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