Susan Westhoff named new executive director of Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center
“This organization is one that makes a difference daily in the lives of children and families across Southeastern Michigan. I am honored to move into this role, and grateful for the opportunity to continue to build and move forward with our incredible team,” Westhoff said.
Ele’s Place, Inc. names former Michigan Medicine director as new CEO
“The Ele’s Place mission speaks to me personally, as I experienced the death of my father when I was a teenager. Like so many adults, I truly wish there had been a place like Ele’s Place when I was young and my family was grieving,” said new Ele’s Place, Inc. CEO Jennifer Wolfe Howard in a release.
Muskegon police officer becomes third to get grant to buy home in city where he works
MUSKEGON, MI – A nonprofit organization that aims to incentivize police officers to live in the communities they serve awarded a grant to a Muskegon officer. Al Hairston Jr., 26, received $7,000 from Muskegon Police Residency Ownership (MKGPRO) for buying a house in the city. He became the third police officer in Muskegon County to get money to spend on local home ownership.mlive.com
Ypsilanti microbrewery makes collaborative beer with Ann Arbor nonprofit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – What do an Ann Arbor nonprofit and a Ypsilanti microbrewery have in common? 734 Brewing Company has announced the release of Labor of Love, a session India pale ale created in collaboration with SCRAP Creative Reuse. AdMug Club benefits include discounts on all 734 Brewing products including beer, cocktails, root beer and cold brew coffee, according to the release. Learn more about SCRAP Creative Reuse at scrapa2.org734 Brewing Company is at 15 E. Cross St. in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Related: SCRAP Creative Reuse in Ann Arbor announces online store, new shipping option
43rd annual rally against sexual violence returns April 1 in Ann Arbor
Students march at the 38th annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor on April 6, 2016 (Photo: Ruby Wallah)ANN ARBOR – The 43rd annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor rally and march will take place this year on April 1 on the Diag at the University of Michigan. The annual event is focused on raising awareness of sexual violence and supporting survivors. TBTN Ann Arbor masks will be available at no cost. TBTN Ann Arbor T-shirts can be purchased ahead of time at http://tbtnannarbor.org/store. Following the rally, organizers will lead attendees on a march through the streets of Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor Boy Scouts to help food drive on Sunday afternoon
Members of Troop 27 wait to collect donations for the St. Francis Parish Food Drive in Ann Arbor on Nov. 14, 2020. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Sunday, members of Boy Scout Troop 27 will be at St. Francis of Assisi Parish from 2-6 p.m. to help donors during a Lent food drive. The food drive will accept non-perishable goods to give to Hope Clinic, Catholic Social Services of Northside Community Center, Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor and Corpus Christi Parish in Detroit. Donations can also be dropped at the church food box near the main door. In November 2020, Troop 27 broke its single-day record by collecting 591 bags and boxes of food and personal items.
The who, what and where of Elon Musk's $100 million prize money for carbon capture innovation
The details behind Elon Musk's $100 million prize for the best carbon capture technology are coming into focus. Musk provided the $100 million prize purse. "In order to get to that capacity (10 billion tons of [carbon dioxide] removal per year), we are likely going to need hundreds of different companies or projects, using several different methods of removing [carbon dioxide]." The innovation challenge is to catalyze an acceleration in the pace of carbon dioxide capture technological development and deployment. Governments will also have to implement "equitable regulations and standards" around carbon dioxide storage and carbon accounting, Deich says.cnbc.com
Ann Arbor’s Young People’s Theater launches fundraiser to stay afloat during pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Local youth theater group Young People’s Theater has launched a fundraising campaign to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since 1977, the youth theater group has been putting on productions and hosting camps and classes for kids ages five and up. When the pandemic began in March, YPT had to stop all activities, which halted incoming revenue. The theater company, a 501(c)(3) non profit run exclusively by volunteers, fears it will be forced to close if it cannot raise funds to cover operational expenses. Young People’s Theater is at 331 Metty Dr. STE 3.
Boy Scouts to help unload groceries at Ann Arbor food drive on Saturday
ANN ARBOR – Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 27 will be on hand Saturday at the St. Francis Parish Food Drive to help donors move groceries from their cars to the church from 2-6 p.m.Members of the National Eagle Scout Association NESA Alumni of Michigan will also be on site. Scouts will be in uniform at the front of the church for those who need assistance. The St. Francis Parish Food Drive is running now through Sunday. To sign up to make deliveries to these organizations on Sunday, click here. St. Francis of Assisi Parish is at 2250 E. Stadium Blvd.
Riney honored with nonprofit leadership award
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Arbor Hospice volunteers make ornaments for annual holiday fundraiser
ANN ARBOR – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, one group of volunteers is helping raise funds for a local nonprofit by making handmade ornaments. For 25 years, volunteers with Arbor Hospice have created handmade Hearts of Remembrance ornaments during the holiday season as part of the nonprofit’s signature fundraising campaign, which raises $50,000 annually for the center. Arbor Hospice serves the greater Washtenaw area. “Arbor Hospice and the Arbor Hospice Foundation are so grateful and proud of this team of extraordinary women who’ve continued to work on these Hearts of Remembrance gifts during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Judy Vindici, director of philanthropy for Arbor Hospice said in a statement. Arbor Hospice recommends making a $25, tax-deductible gift for the first heart and $20 for each additional heart ordered together.
The Neutral Zone offers virtual programming to Ann Arbor area youth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Known for its robust youth programming and events, Ann Arbor’s The Neutral Zone is offering all-virtual programs for area youth this year. Eight virtual programs are currently scheduled but more will be added in the upcoming weeks, according to the Neutral Zone website. Here is the current Neutral Zone virtual program lineup:Black Lives MatterWhen: Mondays, 5:45-7 p.m.What: A virtual space for youth of color. Riot YouthWhen: Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m.What: A virtual youth-led social support and social justice program for LGBTQ+ teens at the Neutral Zone. LIVEWhen: Fridays 5:45-7 p.m.What: Participants can use the virtual space to book bands, artists and performers while organizing, and hosting virtual live stream shows.
Michigan mothers band together to help keep Black children with autism safe
For some, that conversation is even trickier as their children are living with autism. Some parents have banded together to help keep their children safe. Camille Proctor learned that her son Ari had autism in 2008 and immediately sought out support groups to help guide her. If he sees a police officer, he may imitate a TV show he saw with the police officer, Danielle said. For more information on The Color of Autism or to donate, visit the official website here.
Metro Detroit mentors help students prepare for winning futures
DETROIT Showing students specific career paths is just as important as schooling itself, and thats the goal for one Metro Detroit organization. High school is an important time in a childs life, and thanks to mentors helping them navigate, Metro Detroit students are working toward having a winning future. My parents think its wonderful, Johnson said. My parents think Im going to be making history within the family.He has been working with a mentor to lay out a five-year plan for his life. The mentors are in a number of schools across Metro Detroit, but more mentors are always welcome.
Fundraise for a chance to rappel off Graduate Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR Washtenaw County-based nonprofit Friends In Deed has partnered with Over The Edge for a one-of-a-kind fundraising event in downtown Ann Arbor later this season. On Sept. 5, participants who raise enough money for the event will have the chance to rappel down the 14-story Graduate Ann Arbor hotel. Friends In Deed supports families throughout the county who are in crisis and experiencing transportation issues, are in need of utilities assistance and basic furniture. Friends In Deed also offers programs designed to lift families out of poverty. For more information, to nominate a friend or colleague or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit the events website.