Spring 2015: Student Success | Michigan Good Food Fund | Coop Innovation Award
Henry Ford Academy Student Designs His Future
Devon Yancy felt lost when it came to his academics. That changed when he discovered Detroit’s Henry Ford Academy and embarked on a life-changing journey. Devon earned a diploma and was accepted into the College for Creative Studies. Now, he is pursuing his passion for design and a bright future he never imagined.
We have a long history of supporting projects that help low-income neighborhoods access fresh and healthy food. This tradition continues with the launch of the Michigan Good Food Fund. This new initiative supports food enterprises, increases access to healthy food, sparks economic development and also creates jobs.
Join us in celebrating one of Washington, DC’s newest Community Health Care Centers. Unity Healthcare will now occupy the MLS Community Life Center and help more than 10,000 patients in this medically underserved area. Made possible through $12.5 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing, this opening was just one of our many spring milestones.
We are excited to announce the winners of our first-ever Co-op Innovation Award. The Democracy at Work Institute and United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives split the prize of $40,000 in grants. These two organizations are true leaders in creating a thriving cooperative movement.
Capital Impact’s CEO Terry Simonette joins with the Michigan Good Food Fund Partners in a Detroit Free Press Op-Ed. Together they make the case for how this new loan fund will help create healthy food access for the state’s low-income population.
One year after JPMorgan Chase committed $100 million to Detroit–including the launch of our Detroit Neighborhood Fund–the Detroit News looks at what has been accomplished. The answer is quite a lot!
Barry Berman ran assisted living and nursing complexes for 23 years. When he sought to build a better nursing facility for his mother, he turned to our Green House model for inspiration. The Atlantic details his journey.
Our dynamic, mission-driven team is growing. Open positions include a communications specialist, loan-closing manager, loan service and accounting manager, and loan accountant. Join us in creating impact!!