2014 Diversity Alliance Summit on Race and Inclusion

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Hope College
Holland, Michigan



Opportunity & Equity 2014

May 5, 2014 — 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration starting at 8:30

Sheraton Detroit Novi

Speaker: Pedro Noguera, Sociologist and NYU Professor

Each day, a growing number of people struggle to make ends meet, yet there are promising strategies and tools that can help fight this trend, that have been proven to reduce poverty and build prosperity. At Opportunity & Equity 2014 attendees will explore successful and promising models and concepts in public policy, education, asset building, healthcare and more.

Flyer | Registration



 Poverty and Wealth and Our Common Future

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Lansing Community College Board Room

The problem of an ever expanding disparity between the “have’s” and the “have-not’s” has become the issue of the day. What do you think? Should the government play a role in enabling or constraining individual wealth? Are the super rich and the poverty-stricken both the creators of their own destinies? Is wealth the root of all evil?


Deborah Strong

A celebration honoring the late Deborah Strong, a former board member of the Michigan League for Public Policy

April 30 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at the EMU (her alma mater) Student Center

Please join in to close out the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month as our friend would want us to–together, with commitment to children and community!



Presented on Dec. 9, 2013

Municipal Crises: Symptoms and Solutions

A panel of presenters discussed challenges and possible solutions to help local governments in Michigan thrive.  Mary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert Kleine | Recording of forum




Why Policy Matters to Southeast Michigan

Was presented on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Michigan League for Public Policy President & CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs and Outreach Director Renell Weathers examined state and federal public policy decisions that affect the lives of Southeast Michigan residents and how advocacy makes a difference.

It was presented by the Michigan League for Public Policy, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Jewish Fund.