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.
United Way Of Washtenaw County gives more than $45,000 to area nonprofits
“This year’s Power of the Purse grant recipients are working in various ways to address the essential needs of women and their families as they navigate returns to school, work, and greater home stability," said UWWC Vice President of Impact and Advocacy Bridget Herrman.
Special Olympics Michigan welcomes two more organizations to its Grand Rapids campus
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Special Olympics of Michigan recently welcomed two nonprofits that serve individuals with disabilities to its new facility taking shape on the campus of the former South Christian High School. Disability Advocates of Kent County and Threshold officially opened their new offices May 12 at the Special Olympics of Michigan Unified Sports and Inclusion Center, located at 160 68th Street SW.mlive.com
Dearborn nonprofit distributes 1,250 COVID-19 care packages to local families
DEARBORN, Mich. – A Dearborn-based nonprofit held a drive-thru event this week to distribute 1,250 COVID-19 care packages to families. ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S., partnered with The Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities to distribute 1,250 care packages filled with $100 worth of protective and hygienic essentials that will help families stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as children’s educational games and activities. Volunteers from the UAW Local 600 helped pass out packages at ACCESS headquarters on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Earlier this year, ACCESS held its annual back-to-school health fair with a drive thru event, providing more than 2,000 students with safely packaged meals, backpacks, school supplies, sporting goods, oral hygiene kits, scheduled physicals and immunizations, surprise giveaways and more, all at no cost to attending families. ACCESS has also been hosting free COVID-19 testing sites during the pandemic.
Detroit non-profit providing path to education and careers
DETROIT – Finding a job can be hard during a pandemic, especially if there’s a need for further education. If you are looking for a job but are dealing with barriers to employment like education, one local non-profit is here to help. “I leave for boot camp in February!”Unable to attend regular school due in part to her age at the time of immigration, she continued her education here at SER Metro Detroit Youth Services. Bryndyn is another SER Metro Detroit graduate and success story. Last year, SER Metro Detroit served 1,000 young people.