The United Way for Southeastern Michigan plans to transform seven more metro Detroit high schools into a series of new and smaller schools using a charitable gift of $27.1 million from the General Motors Foundation.

The money also will pay for seven early learning community centers near the high schools where parents can learn to prepare their children for kindergarten.

The foundation announced the five-year gift, its largest ever, in December and will announce the seven high schools: East Detroit, Central, Henry Ford, Madison, Hamtramck, River Rouge and Harper Woods.

Detroit, November 6, 2009 — Addressing the shortage of math and science teachers who will equip Mich.’s vulnerable students with the skills they need to compete in the workforce, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation with a $16.7 million grant to establish a new statewide teaching fellowship program.

Detroit, November 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — With a mix of urgency, excitement — and at times, frustration — speakers here at the opening session of Independent Sector’s annual meeting called on nonprofit leaders to find new ways to work together in response to the nation’s problems.

CLEVELAND, October 8, 2009 —  Nonprofits in Northeast Ohio are facing decreased revenue and an increase in demand as they look toward 2010, according to a survey released today by Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) and Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF). More than 100 respondents painted a grim financial picture of the sector, but also detailed extensive and promising collaboration efforts that outpace national counterparts.

Independent Sector is calling all young nonprofit leaders looking to magnify their impact through dynamic collaboration with their peers to apply for the American Express NGen Fellows Program. Twelve young professionals under age 40 from Independent Sector member organizations will be selected to the fellows program and receive complimentary registration and lodging for the 2009 Annual Conference held in Detroit Nov. 3 to 6.

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