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New Community Health Impact awards champion locally-led initiatives

Posted May 16, 2022

Advancing Macomb receives grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for Breaking Barriers to Play. The Health Fund’s 2022 grantmaking has officially launched—57 Community Health Impact projects are receiving over $4.5 million in support, with grant awards ranging from $34,000 to $100,000. The grants support health-focused, community-driven initiatives taking place in every region of Michigan.

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Nearly $2 Million in Grants Awarded from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Posted May 16, 2022

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced nearly $2 million in grants to 80 organizations through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds. Since the inception of the funds in 2016, over 385 grants totaling nearly $9.5 million have been awarded. The Advancing Macomb Foundation received a grant for equipment-sharing coalition for youth sports in four Macomb County communities

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AM News

Disaster Recovery Group

Posted December 17, 2021

Advancing Macomb is partnering with the Michigan Community Service Commission and the Michigan State Police Emergency Management Division to start a group to facilitate community recovery from the from the impact of disaster in our region. As we have recently experienced, increasing weather events and infrastructure issues have made the potential for local disasters rise.

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Advancing Macomb on Caring for Kids

Posted October 27, 2021

Advancing Macomb’s Diane Banks joined host Larry Burns of The Children's Foundation on the October 26, 2021 episode of Caring for Kids on WJR Radio (episode 57). The show highlights individuals and organizations who are addressing issues and leading efforts that have a significant effect on the health and wellness of children.

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Blog Post

Shadyside Park: Creativity & Activity

Posted October 26, 2021

Mount Clemens’ Shadyside Park was full of creativity and activity this summer. Advancing Macomb hosted a series of community art sessions in the park to get the community’s creativity engaged while community partners upped the activity. Supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant program, the art sessions helped bring arts and crafts into the hands of citizens of Mount Clemens to come together, create, and talk about ways to enhance their community through art.

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In the News

Macomb County will be celebrating Meet Me on the Trail Day on Sept. 25. Here’s how.

Posted September 16, 2021

Advancing Macomb and the SportPort program will be participating in the Meet Me on the Trail Day events with a community art session and sports sampling in Shadyside Park, Mount Clemens.

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Blog Post

Ribbon Cutting for Accessible Kayak Launch in Mount Clemens

Posted July 25, 2019

The goal of the launch is to make the river accessible to all skill levels and to those with disabilities. The launch features an extendable bench seat to assist in getting in and out of your kayak and a floating platform with rollers that makes entering and exiting the water a breeze.

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Blog Post

Public Art Projects in Mount Clemens Boost Community Spirit

Posted July 25, 2019

Public art can help define a place and inspire conversation.  The recent public art additions in Mount Clemens have done just that.  The interest has been steady with many community members following the progress closely.

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Press Release

Advancing Macomb Board Members Collaborate to Fund Mt. Clemens Riverfront Development

Posted November 16, 2017

The Advancing Macomb board answered a call to help provide gap funding for the new recreation and launch site on the Clinton River in Mt. Clemens. Final bids for the project came in much higher than anticipated due to additional engineering needed to lower ongoing maintenance costs. The Clinton River Watershed Council spearheaded the project as a part of its broader Watertowns® initiative.

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Advancing Macomb Gives 670 Bikes to Kids throughout Macomb County

Posted May 21, 2017

Advancing Macomb completed the very first county-wide bike drive and give-away on Saturday, May 20th. The program began in the fall of 2016 with Macomb County and neighboring residents donating a total of 800 bikes to township and city hall offices.

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