• Road Funding Proposals: Let's Not Make it Harder for People to Get to Work!

    Improving the state’s roads is critical to economic growth in Michigan. Not only do people depend on the roads and public transportation to get to work, but businesses—and potential businesses—rely on safe roads to transport goods. It is imperative, however, to ensure that people can still afford to get to work if taxes are increased.

    Report | Blog | News release

  • Failure to invest in high-quality child care hurts children and state’s economy

    Michigan’s child care program falls far short in ensuring high-quality child care that is so essential to kids, their parents and state businesses, a new report concludes.

    ReportInfographic | News release | Blog

  • Two-Generation Approach

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    With half of Michigan’s young children growing up in low-income households, state leaders must do more to lift kids out of poverty, including passing family-friendly work laws and offering better support for working parents with very low incomes.

     Report | News release | Michigan information | Blog

     

  • New Donors!

     

    The League’s new donor campaign – 103 new donors, in 103 hours to celebrate 103 years – kicks off at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, but you can join now!

    What’s New

    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama reduxSept. 22 News release: Child care system falls short

    Nov. 25 Blog: Maintaining cultural ties and family stability for American Indian children
    Nov. 21 Blog: Moving from mass incarceration to mass education
    Nov. 17 Report: Retention is NOT an intervention
    Nov. 14 Blog: Second debut of healthcare.gov starts Saturday