Grand Rapids Company Unlocks the Potential of Former Inmates

Grand Rapids Company Unlocks the Potential of Former Inmates

21 Mar 2016 |
Seven years ago, Jahaun McKinley could not have imagined his life today — a thriving career, a place in his community as a mentor and role model to at-risk youth. That’s because as of 2009, McKinley had spent more than half his lifetime — 19 years — in prison. Now he’s part of a | Read more >
Youth Take the Lead in Foodie Business Programs

Youth Take the Lead in Foodie Business Programs

10 Mar 2016 | Alexis Stephens

At Whole Foods Markets and farmers’ markets in the Detroit metropolitan area, you can purchase a box of Mitten Bites, the yummy no-bake granola treats dreamed up by Hassan Amaleki and a group of his former high school classmates. These all-natural snacks come in two delectable | Read more >

Oakland Army Base Is a Model for Equitable Development

Oakland Army Base Is a Model for Equitable Development

25 Feb 2016 | America's Tomorrow

Nearly three years ago developers, unions, community leaders, and government officials in Oakland, California, came together to make sure the city’s biggest construction project in decades would create jobs and apprenticeships for residents who need them most. By every measure, the | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: “Connecting Boys and Men of Color to 21st Century Jobs”

Summit Snapshot: “Connecting Boys and Men of Color to 21st Century Jobs”

23 Nov 2015 | Fatemeh Adlparvar, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

Fatemeh Adlparvar, | Read more >