Conduct research that identifies placed-based approaches to promoting upward mobility by conducting "big-data" analysis; analysis of potential policy implications and levers at local, state and federal levels; and, in certain places, a qualitative analysis of the effects of neighborhood on mobility
Strengthen broad-based support for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community organizations in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans to create coalitions, provide skilled leadership, and mobilize communities for optimal child wellbeing, and racial equity/healing
Ready for School collaborates with community organizations, school districts and other stakeholders to engage and inform parents about early childhood education and to expand early learning opportunities.
Launched in 2009, the Double Up Food Bucks program has grown from five farmer’s markets in Detroit to more than 150 locations throughout Michigan, including grocery stores, food stands and mobile food trucks.
Since 2009, more than $3.7 million in Double Up Food Bucks have been spent at food retail locations in Michigan. The program helps SNAP recipients double their food dollars on fresh, locally-grown produce.