OUR MISSION

Michigan Community Resources advances 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

Feb
16
Sat
DFH x Empty Bowls Detroit: Women’s Bowl Painting Workshop @ The Apparatus Room at The Detroit Foundation Hotel
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

An exciting opportunity to not only gather with other fabulous women to paint a bowl to benefit Empty Bowls Detroit, but to know that your bowl will be used in The Apparatus Room when any customer orders soup from the menu (of which $1 goes to Empty Bowls Detroit each time an order is placed). Bring your mom, your girlfriends, your daughter – or simply bring YOU and meet other women in the process.

Detroit Foundation Hotel and The Apparatus Room are proud to partner with Bonnie Davis Mellos, Empty Bowls Detroit – an organization that raises money and awareness for the food program at Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs to those in need.

Following the workshop we will be offering short tours of our historic 1929 building for all who are interested – you don’t want to miss out on this special piece of Detroit history!

Details:

  • $20 includes your donation to Empty Bowls Detroit, along with painting a bowl that will be used to serve soup in The Apparatus Room – while enjoying mimosas, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea, and water.
  • Metered street parking and valet parking at DFH ($10) are the best options.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: We will also be having another Urban Hike (open to all) on this day if you want to plan to attend both. The Urban Hike is a 45-minute guided walk through downtown Detroit that highlights the history, architecture, and excitement happening in our special city. Please see the event page for more details.

Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting #4 @ The Salvation Army
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am

Due to the severe cold the Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 16th at 11am. The meeting will take place at 3000 Conner in Detroit.

For more info visit www.detroitmi.gov/jeffersonchalmers

MACC Legal – Low cost legal assistance @ The Commons
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MACC Legal offers low cost legal assistance on Saturdays, in the neighborhood! Cost is a donation based on your income, as low as $5-$40.

MACC Legal’s volunteer attorneys will provide specialty legal consultation—and in some cases, representation—in the areas of:
family,
bankruptcy,
housing,
benefits and disability law.

We are available every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at The Commons Detroit, 7900 Mack Ave., corner of Beals.

Walk in’s are welcome, appointments are encouraged!!

Stop by, lets see if we can help!

Call for more information or an appointment, 313.732.9302, ext. 3

Get Social with us

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

Feb
16
Sat
DFH x Empty Bowls Detroit: Women’s Bowl Painting Workshop @ The Apparatus Room at The Detroit Foundation Hotel
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

An exciting opportunity to not only gather with other fabulous women to paint a bowl to benefit Empty Bowls Detroit, but to know that your bowl will be used in The Apparatus Room when any customer orders soup from the menu (of which $1 goes to Empty Bowls Detroit each time an order is placed). Bring your mom, your girlfriends, your daughter – or simply bring YOU and meet other women in the process.

Detroit Foundation Hotel and The Apparatus Room are proud to partner with Bonnie Davis Mellos, Empty Bowls Detroit – an organization that raises money and awareness for the food program at Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs to those in need.

Following the workshop we will be offering short tours of our historic 1929 building for all who are interested – you don’t want to miss out on this special piece of Detroit history!

Details:

  • $20 includes your donation to Empty Bowls Detroit, along with painting a bowl that will be used to serve soup in The Apparatus Room – while enjoying mimosas, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea, and water.
  • Metered street parking and valet parking at DFH ($10) are the best options.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: We will also be having another Urban Hike (open to all) on this day if you want to plan to attend both. The Urban Hike is a 45-minute guided walk through downtown Detroit that highlights the history, architecture, and excitement happening in our special city. Please see the event page for more details.

Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting #4 @ The Salvation Army
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am

Due to the severe cold the Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 16th at 11am. The meeting will take place at 3000 Conner in Detroit.

For more info visit www.detroitmi.gov/jeffersonchalmers

MACC Legal – Low cost legal assistance @ The Commons
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MACC Legal offers low cost legal assistance on Saturdays, in the neighborhood! Cost is a donation based on your income, as low as $5-$40.

MACC Legal’s volunteer attorneys will provide specialty legal consultation—and in some cases, representation—in the areas of:
family,
bankruptcy,
housing,
benefits and disability law.

We are available every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at The Commons Detroit, 7900 Mack Ave., corner of Beals.

Walk in’s are welcome, appointments are encouraged!!

Stop by, lets see if we can help!

Call for more information or an appointment, 313.732.9302, ext. 3

Get Social with us