OPPORTUNITIES

October is Pro Bono Month in Michigan! Michigan Community Resources stands alongside the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association to designate October as a time to highlight the importance of pro bono civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and communities. Through its Legal Pro Bono Referral Program, MCR connects attorneys wishing to volunteer their time with nonprofit organizations in need of legal assistance. The legal referral program has served over 1,000 nonprofit organizations since 1998 and provided about $15 million in free legal assistance. If you are a nonprofit interested in receiving pro bono legal services or an attorney or firm wishing to volunteer your time, click here for more information or email legal@mi-community.org.

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Fri
People of Color Summit 2018 @ WCCCD Northwestern campus
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
People of Color Summit 2018 @ WCCCD Northwestern campus | Detroit | Michigan | United States

People of Color Summit 2018 is unlike any other event you’ve ever attended. If you’re tired of just talking about the problems in our communities and want to focus on real-world solutions tied to strategic planning, THIS is the event for you.

Join us on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on BOTH days for the beginning of some REAL change.

Empty Bowls Detroit Painting Workshop @ Cass Community Social Services Activities Center
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Empty Bowls Detroit Painting Workshop @ Cass Community Social Services Activities Center | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Gather your friends and join us for a fun Friday night bowl painting workshop. We supply the bowls, paints, brushes and you provide the creativity!!

Your $10 donation (per bowl) covers the cost of supplies and will help fill the bowls of hungry people in our community. (After you paint the bowl, we put on a final layer of glaze and fire your bowls into finished masterpieces to be offered to attendees of the Empty Bowls Detroit benefitin March.)

Proceeds from the workshop benefit Cass Community Social Services food programs www.casscommunity.org for more information

The workshop is located at The Cass Activities Center 3745 Cass Ave Detroit. Park in the lot located off Seldon.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.

All ages welcome. Dress comfortably.

Additional workshops available search on Eventbrite and/or www.emptybowlsdetroit.com website

SAVE THE DATE for the Event Friday March 8th 2019 Shed 5 Eastern Market

Send questions to emptybowlsdetroit@gmail.com

Oct
20
Sat
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park

Help us clean up John R./Watson Park and the alley! In addition to general cleanup, we’ll be doing light landscaping and replacing the dilapidated benches. We need volunteers, equipment and donations.

The CDC will host a picnic after the clean up efforts. We’ll provide food and water. Please bring a lawn chair and beverages.

Learn more and register to volunteer and/or bring equipment that we can use for the day (e.g rakes, edgers, blowers, shop brooms) at: http://www.brushparkcdc.org/park/

Donate to our Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/brushpark

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

Oct
19
Fri
People of Color Summit 2018 @ WCCCD Northwestern campus
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
People of Color Summit 2018 @ WCCCD Northwestern campus | Detroit | Michigan | United States

People of Color Summit 2018 is unlike any other event you’ve ever attended. If you’re tired of just talking about the problems in our communities and want to focus on real-world solutions tied to strategic planning, THIS is the event for you.

Join us on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on BOTH days for the beginning of some REAL change.

Empty Bowls Detroit Painting Workshop @ Cass Community Social Services Activities Center
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Empty Bowls Detroit Painting Workshop @ Cass Community Social Services Activities Center | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Gather your friends and join us for a fun Friday night bowl painting workshop. We supply the bowls, paints, brushes and you provide the creativity!!

Your $10 donation (per bowl) covers the cost of supplies and will help fill the bowls of hungry people in our community. (After you paint the bowl, we put on a final layer of glaze and fire your bowls into finished masterpieces to be offered to attendees of the Empty Bowls Detroit benefitin March.)

Proceeds from the workshop benefit Cass Community Social Services food programs www.casscommunity.org for more information

The workshop is located at The Cass Activities Center 3745 Cass Ave Detroit. Park in the lot located off Seldon.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.

All ages welcome. Dress comfortably.

Additional workshops available search on Eventbrite and/or www.emptybowlsdetroit.com website

SAVE THE DATE for the Event Friday March 8th 2019 Shed 5 Eastern Market

Send questions to emptybowlsdetroit@gmail.com

Oct
20
Sat
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Brush Park Community Day @ John R./Watson Park

Help us clean up John R./Watson Park and the alley! In addition to general cleanup, we’ll be doing light landscaping and replacing the dilapidated benches. We need volunteers, equipment and donations.

The CDC will host a picnic after the clean up efforts. We’ll provide food and water. Please bring a lawn chair and beverages.

Learn more and register to volunteer and/or bring equipment that we can use for the day (e.g rakes, edgers, blowers, shop brooms) at: http://www.brushparkcdc.org/park/

Donate to our Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/brushpark

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