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
15
Thu
Detroit Fringe Festival 2018
Nov 15 – Nov 18 all-day

Aerialists and police radios. A theatrical podcast airing. The first multi-generational performance by an internationally-renowned spoken word poet. These are just a few of this year’s genre-defying performance highlights at the 2018 Detroit Fringe Festival, taking place Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18.

Since its inception the Detroit Fringe has featured the work of over 200 artists, highlighting new creations from Michigan playwrights and performers chosen by an advisory council of local arts professionals from a public open call. This year’s festival in particular showcases the diversity of the performing arts landscape that Southeastern Michigan has to offer, with a grand total of fifteen performances featured in six separately ticketed events at theaters across the city, including Planet Ant’s Ant Hall, CMAP Detroit, Light Box and the Jam Handy. The line-up includes local directors, actors, choreographers, electronic musicians, new and seasoned playwrights, improv impresarios, contemporary circus artists, and experimental theater makers throughout one electrifying weekend!

The festival is a way for audiences to see something new, embrace the unknown, and support local artists in the process.To view the full schedule of experimental, unpredictable, and awe-inspiring performances and to purchase tickets, visit www.detroitfringefest.com.

Nov
17
Sat
482Forward Fall Conference: Examining the Exams @ Marygrove College
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

The average big-city public school student takes 112 mandatory standardized tests between kindergarten and 12th grade. In 2016, the Michigan State Legislature passed a law mandating the closure of all Detroit schools in the bottom 5% of Michigan schools for three years in a row. High stakes school accountability, or attaching consequences to standardized tests, is now a major factor in Detroit’s education landscape. What are the impacts? What are the concerns? What should we do?

Register here to find out more at our conference https://www.482forward.org/conference.html

How To Write a Business Plan @ Bamboo Detroit
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
How To Write a Business Plan @ Bamboo Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

On November 17th we are launching our new “Do What You Love // How to Write A Business Plan” Digital Product! In celebration come and participate in the live version or 100% FREE!!!

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Business plans can help convey the organizational structure of your business and act as a management tool to help you as an entrepreneur stay on track with your stated goals. It ultimately is your roadmap on how to operate your business.

But more importantly, as a new business, it can help you think through exactly how your business should be designed and how things will work economically.

Every business plan has seven distinct areas of focus:

– Executive Summary: “The Punchline To The Story.”

– Business Description: “What Problem Are You Solving?”

– Products & Services: “What Do We Offer & Why?”

– Sales & Marketing: “Who Are Our Customers & How Do We Connect With Them?”

– Operations: “What Must We Be, What Can We Be, What Should We Be?”

– Management Team: “Who Is The Boss With The Sauce?”

– Future State: “What Does it Look Like Five Years From Now?”

– Financial Summary: “Secure The Bag.”

During this two hour workshop, we will spend one-hour walking through each of the seven components, including what language to use, where to go to find information and why each section is important. We will also give you an hour to begin working on your 2018 business plan with a little bit of one on one coaching from us.

Every participant will leave with a business plan template, example business plans, a guide on where to research your industry and the beginnings of your 2018 Business Plan.

This class is taught in a small group format so seating is extremely limited, register via the link.

*All TheMobileBusinessSchool.com classes are taught by Finance or Marketing Industry Professionals, Entrepreneurs, CPAs and Career Professionals with MBA’s from the nations top business schools.

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
15
Thu
Detroit Fringe Festival 2018
Nov 15 – Nov 18 all-day

Aerialists and police radios. A theatrical podcast airing. The first multi-generational performance by an internationally-renowned spoken word poet. These are just a few of this year’s genre-defying performance highlights at the 2018 Detroit Fringe Festival, taking place Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18.

Since its inception the Detroit Fringe has featured the work of over 200 artists, highlighting new creations from Michigan playwrights and performers chosen by an advisory council of local arts professionals from a public open call. This year’s festival in particular showcases the diversity of the performing arts landscape that Southeastern Michigan has to offer, with a grand total of fifteen performances featured in six separately ticketed events at theaters across the city, including Planet Ant’s Ant Hall, CMAP Detroit, Light Box and the Jam Handy. The line-up includes local directors, actors, choreographers, electronic musicians, new and seasoned playwrights, improv impresarios, contemporary circus artists, and experimental theater makers throughout one electrifying weekend!

The festival is a way for audiences to see something new, embrace the unknown, and support local artists in the process.To view the full schedule of experimental, unpredictable, and awe-inspiring performances and to purchase tickets, visit www.detroitfringefest.com.

Nov
17
Sat
482Forward Fall Conference: Examining the Exams @ Marygrove College
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

The average big-city public school student takes 112 mandatory standardized tests between kindergarten and 12th grade. In 2016, the Michigan State Legislature passed a law mandating the closure of all Detroit schools in the bottom 5% of Michigan schools for three years in a row. High stakes school accountability, or attaching consequences to standardized tests, is now a major factor in Detroit’s education landscape. What are the impacts? What are the concerns? What should we do?

Register here to find out more at our conference https://www.482forward.org/conference.html

How To Write a Business Plan @ Bamboo Detroit
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
How To Write a Business Plan @ Bamboo Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

On November 17th we are launching our new “Do What You Love // How to Write A Business Plan” Digital Product! In celebration come and participate in the live version or 100% FREE!!!

*************************************************************************************************************************************************

Business plans can help convey the organizational structure of your business and act as a management tool to help you as an entrepreneur stay on track with your stated goals. It ultimately is your roadmap on how to operate your business.

But more importantly, as a new business, it can help you think through exactly how your business should be designed and how things will work economically.

Every business plan has seven distinct areas of focus:

– Executive Summary: “The Punchline To The Story.”

– Business Description: “What Problem Are You Solving?”

– Products & Services: “What Do We Offer & Why?”

– Sales & Marketing: “Who Are Our Customers & How Do We Connect With Them?”

– Operations: “What Must We Be, What Can We Be, What Should We Be?”

– Management Team: “Who Is The Boss With The Sauce?”

– Future State: “What Does it Look Like Five Years From Now?”

– Financial Summary: “Secure The Bag.”

During this two hour workshop, we will spend one-hour walking through each of the seven components, including what language to use, where to go to find information and why each section is important. We will also give you an hour to begin working on your 2018 business plan with a little bit of one on one coaching from us.

Every participant will leave with a business plan template, example business plans, a guide on where to research your industry and the beginnings of your 2018 Business Plan.

This class is taught in a small group format so seating is extremely limited, register via the link.

*All TheMobileBusinessSchool.com classes are taught by Finance or Marketing Industry Professionals, Entrepreneurs, CPAs and Career Professionals with MBA’s from the nations top business schools.

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