Fellow Feature: Michelle McGregor talks CEDAM Bootcamp, Bridgeport pride, and more.
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Fellow Feature: Michelle McGregor talks CEDAM Bootcamp, Bridgeport pride, and more.

CEDAM’s 15-month Community Development Fellowship places individuals in communities across Michigan engaged or certified in the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program. The fellows assist with a wide range of projects with the goal of expanding organizational capacity and boosting collaboration in communities across the state. The program is made possible through support from the Michigan...

Meet CEDAM’s new executive assistant, Rebekah Cathey
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Meet CEDAM’s new executive assistant, Rebekah Cathey

  One of CEDAM’s newest team members, Rebekah Cathey joins us as our executive assistant. We sat down with Rebekah to learn more about her past experiences and what she’s most excited about in this new role! Can you give me a brief overview of your professional background?  Prior to CEDAM, I worked for a...

Meet Choiceé Ford, CEDAM’s new communications specialist
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Meet Choiceé Ford, CEDAM’s new communications specialist

One of our newest team members, Choiceé Ford,  joins CEDAM as the communications specialist. We sat down with Choiceé  to learn more about his past experiences and what he’s most excited about in this new role! Can you give me a brief overview of your professional background? My first job in the nonprofit sector was...

Meet our new AmeriCorps & fellowship program coordinator, Shate’ja Curry
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Meet our new AmeriCorps & fellowship program coordinator, Shate’ja Curry

One of CEDAM’s newest team members, Shate’ja Curry,  joins us as our AmeriCorps and fellowship program coordinator. We sat down with Shate’ja to learn more about her past experiences and what she’s most excited about in this new role! General Questions Can you give me a brief overview of your professional background? I worked for...

Meet our new economic inclusion program coordinator, Magdalena S. Rivera
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Meet our new economic inclusion program coordinator, Magdalena S. Rivera

One of CEDAM’s newest team members, Magdalena “Maggi” Rivera (she/ella) joins us as our economic inclusion program coordinator. We sat down with Maggi to learn more about her past experiences and what she’s most excited about in this new role! Can you give me a brief overview of your professional background and how it led...

Get to Know the Building Michigan Together Plan: The Housing and Community Development Fund
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Get to Know the Building Michigan Together Plan: The Housing and Community Development Fund

In March 2022, the Michigan legislature passed the Building Michigan Together Plan (Senate Bill 565): a $4.6 billion bipartisan bill that will offer substantial investments in the state’s infrastructure, including water, housing, roads, internet access, and parks. This is a historic accomplishment, and will pose the opportunity for organizations across the state to advance equity-driven...

10 Things to Know about Serving with CEDAM’s AmeriCorps
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10 Things to Know about Serving with CEDAM’s AmeriCorps

CEDAM’s AmeriCorps applications are now open! This year, we’re looking for 25 AmeriCorps members to serve at nonprofit organizations statewide. For those interested in nonprofits and community development, this is an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience, make a difference, and serve. Here are some of the top things to know about the program:  You’ll...

Expand your reach by becoming a CEDAM AmeriCorps host site
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Expand your reach by becoming a CEDAM AmeriCorps host site

In the community development space, our work is never done. There is always more we could do: more projects we could take on, more groups with which we could collaborate, more residents, families, and communities we could uplift. And yet, our resources are limited. But a CEDAM AmeriCorps member can help, and we’ve expanded our...

EITC Awareness Day: Renewed bipartisan support for State expansion
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EITC Awareness Day: Renewed bipartisan support for State expansion

Authors: Brian Rakovitis & Madeleine March-Meenagh Today marks the 16th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness day. On this day, the IRS calls upon organizations across the country to raise awareness about this crucial federal tax credit. As we bring attention to the federal EITC, we want to raise awareness about Michigan’s own state...