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MRN MEMBER PROFILE – Michigan Environmental Council

The Michigan Environmental Council has taken on a much broader range of initiatives since it was first formed in 1980. The MEC works to create strong alliances and leverage their expertise in the political process to ensure Michigan can experience a high quality of environmental life for generations. With offices in Detroit and Lansing, the...

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MRN MEMBER PROFILE – Northern Initiatives

To help get to know the Michigan Rural Network as individuals and organizations, the MRN will post a profile of a member organization every week. This week’s member organization is Northern Initiatives. Northern Initiatives is an economic development nonprofit located in Marquette, Michigan that serves 44 northern counties in Michigan and 5 in Wisconsin. Its...

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MRN MEMBER PROFILE – Dwelling Place

This week’s member spotlight features Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids. Dwelling Place was founded in 1980 by several churches and local organizations to address the issue of the increase in downtown homelessness in Grand Rapids. The last three decades has seen Dwelling Place grow into an organization with much more diversified services and a much...

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MRN MEMBER PROFILE – Generation E Institute

To help get to know the Michigan Rural Network as individuals and organizations, the MRN will post a profile of a member organization every week. This week’s member organization is the Generation E Institute. The non-profit Institute, operating since 2004 in Battle Creek, Michigan, works to increase awareness and excitement regarding the value of youth...

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MRN MEMBER PROFILE – Barry Community Foundation

To help get to know the Michigan Rural Network as individuals and organizations, the MRN will post a profile of a member organization every week. This week’s member organization is The Barry Community Foundation. The Barry Community Foundation was formed in 1995 and is one of 65 community foundations in the state of Michigan. Over...