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InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy

InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy by Vanessa Farrell At a recent gathering of the Embedding Equity Community of Practice (EECoP), a program of the InDEEP Initiative, Matt Wisniewski, senior program officer at the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, mused that one of the reasons racial equity

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Determining the Future of #OurNeighborhoods

Determining the Future of #OurNeighborhoods by Seema Agnani My organization, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), recently launched the #OurNeighborhoods anti-displacement toolkit. The first of its kind, this online resource was developed to provide grassroots organizers in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighborhoods with

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New Research on Latinx Communities in Kent County

New Report Illustrates the Status of Latinx Communities in Kent County, Mich.

New Report Illustrates the Status of Latinx Communities in Kent County, Mich. by Rachel Borashko This blog and the research it shares were produced alongside Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. Inclusive growth is about ensuring

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Photos of current and former Detroit Innovation Fellows. Top row (L to R): Shamayim ‘Mama Shu’ Harris, Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez, Phillis Judkins, and Nicole Lindsey. Bottom row (L to R): Jackson Koeppel, Rebecca “Bucky” Willis, Tanya Saldivar-Ali, and Ali Dirul.

The Power of Investing in People: 6 Lessons from the Detroit Innovation Fellowship

The Power of Investing in People: 6 Lessons from the Detroit Innovation Fellowship by Pamela Lewis This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. In 2017, my colleagues and I

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Concrete Strategies are Emerging for Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Principles

Concrete Strategies are Emerging for Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Principles by Juan Olivarez As we continue to explore Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity in our latest #FieldFocus campaign, we feature this piece from our 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019 report which highlights three specific efforts to operationalize DEI principles within

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Photo: Dr. Juan Olivarez talks with other Johnson Center staff members in a meeting.

7 Resources to Guide Your Work Toward Inclusive Growth

7 Resources to Guide Your Work Toward Inclusive Growth by Kahler Sweeney This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. In his most recent article, the Johnson Center’s Distinguished Scholar

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Inclusive Growth Communities: New Strategies for Prosperity

Inclusive Growth Communities: New Strategies for Prosperity by Juan Olivarez This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. While the U.S. economy has been on the upswing since 2009, that

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