Posts Tagged ‘nonprofit profile’

Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance

Written by Danielle OBrien. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Since its creation in 1992, the Michigan Food and Farm Alliance’s (MOFFA) daily mission has been to “promote organic agriculture and the development and support of food systems that revitalize and sustain local communities.” Longtime healthy environmental advocate and MOFFA president, John Hooper said, “We strongly believe that our future as a species and as a planet is totally dependent on the health of the soil and the air and the water.” MOFFA was one of the first organizations Read more [...]

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) is an organization that has been around since 1982, helping people with disabilities. MDRC is a disability justice movement working to transform communities. MDRC’s vision is to “work to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future.” Along with more than 15 independent living facilities across Michigan, the organization offers leadership training Read more [...]

Michigan Humanities Council

Written by Whitney Bunn. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Who are we? Since 1974, the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) has been trying to answer this question. With a variety of culturally enriching programs, the MHC strives to work with and build Michigan’s communities. “We’re interested in all aspects of cultural things – history, politics and community identity – all the things that people use to identify themselves and how they think about each other,” said Erik Nordberg, executive director of the MHC. The Council is an independent, Read more [...]

Child and Family Services of Michigan & Operation Good Cheer

Written by Whitney Bunn. Posted in Nonprofit Profile

What’s on your Christmas list this year? For some children in Michigan, a pillow tops their list. Operation Good Cheer, organized by Child and Family Services of Michigan Inc. in Okemos, is an annual program designed to give children in foster care a holiday season filled with presents, happiness and love. Child and Family Services of Michigan provides opportunities to strengthen Michigan’s children and families through various member agencies – including Operation Good Cheer. The Read more [...]

All-of-Us Express Children’s Theatre

Written by Whitney Bunn. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Celebrating its 25th season, All-of-Us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) provides an artistic outlet for children in the Lansing area. All-of-Us Express Children’s Theatre is a troupe located in East Lansing that creates high-quality theatrical productions for kids, by kids. Evelyn Weymouth, founder and current interim artistic director for AECT, started the organization in 1989 as a way for children to learn about theater and gain lifelong skills. Obtaining theater degrees from Read more [...]

Allen Neighborhood Center

Written by Katelyn Sweet. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

The Allen Neighborhood Center, located at 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., has been serving Lansing’s Eastside community for 14 years. The ANC is a nonprofit organization that works to develop healthy living, address food security and help the housing industry. Director Joan Nelson said 20 percent of the 48912 zip code, where the ANC aims to serve, doesn’t own a vehicle and 25 percent of the community is at or below poverty. “For 40 years now the Eastside has been a neighborhood that charts its Read more [...]

Information Technology Empowerment Center

Written by Katie Kaczanowski. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Information Technology Empowerment Center, better known as ITEC, provides students and adults with the opportunity to build their technological skills. Since 2008, ITEC has been opening eyes to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “ITEC develops local talent through skill building,” says Kirk Riley, executive director at ITEC. ITEC offers a handful of programs for students. ITEC’s latest accomplishment, iMath Tutoring Program, is an adaptive web-based tutoring Read more [...]

Lansing Art Gallery

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Do you ever feel like you need to have some great Michigan artwork in your day? Head down to Washington Square and you'll find the Lansing Art Gallery. Started in the fall of 1965, it's been the place in downtown Lansing to see Michigan artwork, both local and statewide. Its mission is to promote public awareness, enjoyment and education of the visual arts through the support of Michigan artists. It quickly became a non-profit and gave Lansing its first permanent art gallery. The Lansing Art Read more [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Committee

Written by Brandon Kirby. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

With this month dedicated to women’s heart health, Maureen Hillary believes it’s important to have the awareness out there. “Women especially need to know they’re susceptible to heart disease, the greatest killer of women,” Hillary said. “Women keep taking care of everybody but themselves, but they (should) not forget their own needs.” Hillary is the chief nursing officer at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte. She also serves as the committee chairperson for Read more [...]

MiCAFE: Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly

Written by Becca Jaskot. Posted in Features, Monthly Issues, Nonprofit Profile

Food is a basic need in life, yet thousands of older adults in Michigan do not have enough money to feed themselves. To aid adults age 60 and older, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. created Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) program in 2001. MiCAFE helps seniors apply for food assistance from the government. Elder Law is a non-profit that aims to promote and protect the rights and well-being of older adults. Although Elder Law has its headquarters in Lansing, the MiCAFE Read more [...]


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