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Ballot initiative for after-school tax in Wayne Co. moves forward

Editor’s note: This article initially appeared in The Detroit News. By JENNIFER CHAMBERS The Detroit News Detroit — Organizers of a ballot initiative to provide dedicated funding for after-school programs for children in Wayne County submitted nearly 90,000 signatures to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday. The group “Wayne Kids Win!” announced it delivered the signatures in an effort to place a… Read more »

Campaign committee collects 90K signatures for after-school program millage

Editor’s note: This article initially appeared in the Detroit Free Press By MICAH WALKER Detroit Free Press Three years after Wayne County voters approved a 2-mill, six-year millage to provide funding for its school districts, another proposal dedicated to after-school programs is making the rounds — most likely landing on the March 2020 ballot. Campaign committee Wayne… Read more »

United Way encourages supporting thousands of people on Giving Tuesday

After the big rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, United Way for Southeastern Michigan is encouraging people across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to take a moment to give back on Giving Tuesday.  On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, United Way will join the global #GivingTuesday effort. The day is recognized as an opportunity to unite… Read more »

United Way invests in future careers of students with Career Exploration Fair

Nearly 1,000 freshmen are expected from 23 Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) high schools have signed up to participate in United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s third annual Find Your Future: Career Exploration Fair. The event is organized to expose students to colleges, universities and a variety of career possibilities, including entrepreneurship, to help them… Read more »

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