Summer Learning Series: Understanding Neighborhood Data Data can often be a point of frustration and confusion for organizations who are working for neighborhood change. This workshop will explore some of the data tools available to you through the Johnson Center for Philanthropy to help alleviate some of these frustrations. We will
Take a deeper dive into the VoiceGR community survey results and see how the data can be used to help your organization apply for new funding sources. Join Jodi Petersen and Melyssa Tsai-O'Brien of the Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center to learn more about our free data tools
Connecting Youth and Services Made Easier with Innovative New Website by Amber Erickson Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy People, organizations, and systems recently came together to build a tool that is accessible to the entire community. The Youth Community Data Center (YCDC) was developed in partnership with the
Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. With a diverse network of partners, it develops solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food—especially in underserved communities.
Dear Reader, When 1972 dawned, Michigan’s philanthropic sector was significant, but largely unorganized. The sector was divided into subsectors of health, education, human services, arts and culture, and religion, none of which communicated well with the others. Michigan’s government did little to encourage its givers and its volunteers.
Julien Kouamé, research manager at the Johnson Center’s Community Research Institute, received his doctoral degree in research and evaluation on Saturday from Western Michigan University. MLive reported about the “magical” combination of Kouamé’s hard work and the generosity of many people. Kouamé overcame the death of his father, the burning
By Amber Erickson, research manager, and Tera Qualls, project manager The Community Family Partnership (CFP) is a System of Care initiative in Kent County, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Teri Clark is the Project Director for CFP and describes the initiative as follows: “The CFP
Earlier this year, church groups, nonprofits, the Grand Rapids Police Department, and citizens met to discuss an increase in violent crime in Grand Rapids, Mich. The meeting was called STOP IT: A Grand Rapids Community Involvement Initiative that seeks to establish actions people can take to curb the trend of
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is fortunate to work with over 20 students and graduate assistants each semester. The students are invaluable in the center’s work and they often excel in academic studies. Three students were recently awarded for their academic efforts and the staff is proud to highlight them here. Aaron Kates, GIS student