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Call for Presenters for People & Places 2017

Written by Suzanne Gunther and Nina Arce, NACEDA A lot great things are happening in Michigan and we’re eager to share the tremendous accomplishments of Michigan’s community development sector on the national stage. Join us for the largest gathering of community development professionals in the country at People & Places 2017. Mark your calendars for May 31-June 2 in...

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Michigan Cities Through the Eyes of NACEDA’s Executive Director

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Michigan: a state that can display the growth and prominence of great times, as well as how to pull through and endure difficult circumstances. Certain cities continue to grow exponentially, while others are struggling to  draw citizens back in. Recently, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)...

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The Marriage Between Population Health and Community

Written by Brian McGrain, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer The “ZIP Code Improvement Business” _______________________________________________________________________________ “Your zip code […] has an awfully big impact on your health outcomes.” _______________________________________________________________________________ For a number of years now, those involved in public health across the nation have been spending considerable amount of time studying and acting upon...

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How a Good Health Creates a Vibrant Community

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern From time to time, every person has to deal with a health issue. It could be something as simple as the common cold, or it could be something more serious that requires medical attention. In any case, though, it is most people’s goal to feel healthy again. What does...

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People & Places: Part 4 (of 4)

CEDAM’s national partner NACEDA, along with several other organizations, hosted the People & Places Conference in Washington D.C. March 4-6 bringing together community-based organizations from every corner of the country to showcase the effectiveness, resolve and passion of those working daily to improve lives in America’s most challenged neighborhoods. This was an opportunity to share...

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People & Places: Part 3 (of 4)

CEDAM’s national partner NACEDA, along with several other organizations, hosted the People & Places Conference in Washington D.C. March 4-6 bringing together community-based organizations from every corner of the country to showcase the effectiveness, resolve and passion of those working daily to improve lives in America’s most challenged neighborhoods. This was an opportunity to share...

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People & Places: Part 2 (of 4)

CEDAM’s national partner NACEDA, along with several other organizations, hosted the People & Places Conference in Washington D.C. March 4-6 bringing together community-based organizations from every corner of the country to showcase the effectiveness, resolve and passion of those working daily to improve lives in America’s most challenged neighborhoods. This was an opportunity to share...

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People & Places: Part 1 (of 4)

CEDAM’s national partner NACEDA, along with several other organizations, hosted the People & Places Conference in Washington D.C. March 4-6 bringing together community-based organizations from every corner of the country to showcase the effectiveness, resolve and passion of those working daily to improve lives in America’s most challenged neighborhoods. This was an opportunity to share...

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Market Alternative to Payday Lending: It’s Working in Texas

“Once payday lenders in Texas get a hook on you, the system is designed so that you can never get out of it. Other states have rate caps. We have nothing. It is very much the wild west. For a 14 day $500 loan, the fees in Texas are $115, two times what it is in...

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Fresh Food Perspective

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist All around us are people preparing and planting their gardens for the summer growing season, energized by the sunlight and warmer weather. Farmers markets are starting to advertise their summer hours and soon it will be easy to find fresh and delicious food on any given day and...

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