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UNITED WAY CHALLENGE INVESTS $1 MILLION+ IN PILOTS TO EXPAND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR DETROITERS

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
August 9, 2023
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FINANCIAL WELL-BEING INNOVATION CHALLENGE AIMS TO ‘UNSTACK THE DECK’ FOR DETROITERS

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
July 25, 2023
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Poverty Solutions research assistants support groups advancing Detroit financial well-being projects

University of Michigan
May 30, 2023
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These projects are designed to tackle some of the biggest barriers Detroiters face

Detroit Free Press
Oct. 7, 2022
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UNITED WAY FINANCIAL WELL-BEING CHALLENGE LOOKS TO EXPAND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR DETROITERS

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Aug. 30, 2022
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New $2 million innovation challenge to address financial instability of Detroiters

University of Michigan
Jan. 28, 2022
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New report outlines barriers to financial success for Detroiters

University of Michigan
Jan. 13, 2021
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Research Memos developed by University of Michigan students

During the Planning Stage, each project team had access to research assistant support from University of Michigan students.  These research assistants conducted applied research to support the Planning Stage program development work.   A selection of these research memos are applicable to initiatives beyond the Challenge and are available to the public:

April 2023: Nick Voelkner – Barriers to Financial Security in Detroit

Jan. 2023: Entrepreneurial Landscape Assessment in Detroit: Barriers Faced by Small Businesses & Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Jan. 2023: Block and Voelkner – Community Capital Models (CLTs and CITs) and Best Practices

Nov. 2022: Kyra Reumann-Moore – Black Worker Demographics in Detroit