• Register now for May 5 Opportunity & Equity event

    Join nationally acclaimed sociologist Pedro Noguera (a New York University professor) and Detroit Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley at a daylong event May 5 in Novi focused on reducing poverty and building prosperity. 

    Register | More information


  • Making Ends Meet in Michigan

    Average statewide basic needs wages

    How much do you have to earn to make ends meet in Michigan? The costs of very basic needs – housing, child care, food, transportation, personal items such as clothing, healthcare and taxes – are used to calculate a “basic needs” hourly wage for four types of families in each Michigan county.

    Report | Online calculator | Interactive county map | Making Ends Meet tab

  • Race for Results

    An important new KIDS COUNT report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, was released April 1.

    Michigan findings show that opportunities for the state's white children and African American children both lag their national peers with a particularly large gap for African American children in Michigan.

    Annie E. Casey Foundation page | Michigan results


    Raising the minimum wage

    For more information, see report on Michigan’s minimum wage and the Raise Michigan campaign.


    Mapping the Facts

    Would you like to learn more about what is happening in your county?

    Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.

    Mapping the Facts | Blog 

    What’s New

    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux

    April 17 Budget Brief: House subcommittee approves DCH FY 2015 budget
    April 16 Blog: Healthy Michigan plan is off to a healthy start!
    April 15 Infographic: Tax Day — Coming together for the common good in the Mitten State