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Advancing Macomb benefits from hockey team’s ugly jersey auction

Posted January 29, 2024

January 27, 2024 - Macomb Daily - Motor City Rockers’ hockey jerseys appear to be a hot commodity. Even the ugly ones. That is evident by the donations that the minor league professional hockey team has been making to local charities. Among the latest recipients is Advancing Macomb, a nonprofit organization that works to solve community challenges and enrich the lives of community members, which received a donation of $1,500 during a home game at Big Boy Arena in Fraser. The donation was garnered through an online auction of jerseys designed to look like ugly Christmas sweaters that players wore during a home game sponsored by Bell’s Brewery.

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Advancing Macomb hires Anton Art Center director

Posted January 10, 2024

Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal | Published January 9, 2024 MOUNT CLEMENS — About a quarter of a mile separates the Anton Art Center from Advancing Macomb’s offices in Mount Clemens. The short walk down Macomb Place only takes a few minutes at a solid clip, but few people’s trips match the magnitude of Phil Gilchrist’s. The executive director of the Anton Art Center for eight years, Gilchrist has traded his spot at one nonprofit for another to become the executive director of Advancing Macomb.

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Phil Gilchrist New Executive Director of Advancing Macomb

Posted January 4, 2024

DBusiness - January 3, 2024 - Phil Gilchrist has been named as executive director of Advancing Macomb, a 501(c)(3) that works to solve community challenges faced by Macomb County residents. In his new role, Gilchrist will lead all aspects of Advancing Macomb, including program oversight, financial administration, strategic planning and execution, marketing, and public relations.

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Outgoing Art Center director to head up Advancing Macomb

Posted December 13, 2023

Macomb Daily - December 13, 2023 - "One group’s loss is another group’s gain. Evident by the turn of events over the weekend, including Sunday’s announcement that Phil Gilchrist, who headed the Anton Art Center for the past eight years was leaving to pursue new endeavors, which includes becoming Advancing Macomb’s new executive director. "There are tremendous opportunities for Advancing Macomb to grow and strengthen its nonprofit capacity building and community development efforts,” said Gilchrist. “I am excited to lead Advancing Macomb into this next chapter.”"

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Dozens of Macomb County nonprofits receive COVID-19 relief funds

Posted December 11, 2023

Macomb Daily - December 6, 2023 -Nearly 1,400 nonprofits in Michigan, including 46 in Macomb County, have received grant funds from a pool of $35 million to help them survive and thrive as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Nonprofit Association and Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity announced Tuesday the 1,373 recipients of a grant between $5,000 and $25,000 via the MI Nonprofit Relief Fund, which was tasked with dispersing American Rescue Plan Act dollars to nonprofits.

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Sixteen years later Cairns Community Center has impact in Mount Clemens neighborhood

Posted September 12, 2023

Macomb Daily, September 12, 2023 - ...The center ceased operations until a few years later when Advancing Macomb went to bat for young people in the community who no longer had a place to play. Following on its mission to provide leadership and resources needed to solve the challenges in the community, Advancing Macomb negotiated an agreement with the City of Mount Clemens to assume ownership and operations from the Mount Clemens Community Schools district. They also secured the $290,000 in funding enabling the city to contract with TCB Youth Mentoring, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to assisting at-risk youth as the center's new operating partner.

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Advancing Macomb awarded a $118,000 grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

Posted September 5, 2023

Macomb Daily, September 5, 2023 - Macomb County is a desirable place to live for many reasons – one of them being that people are willing to think outside the box to get things done or provide services that residents might need. Among the groups that support this progressive way of thinking is Advancing Macomb. Now, thanks to a $118,000 grant from Ralph C.Wilson Jr. Foundation this conduit for collaborative community solutions can do even more.

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McKinley Park welcomes residents for summer programs

Posted July 26, 2023

C&G News FRASER — Two programs are coming to Fraser’s McKinley Barrier-Free Park in August to provide family-friendly activities for local children.

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City Commission votes to continue with Advancing Macomb

Posted April 26, 2023

C & G News - The Mount Clemens City Commission has voted to maintain its recreation partnership with Advancing Macomb. City commissioners voted unanimously on the matter at the April 17 meeting Funds in the amount of $19,000 and the use of the city’s recreational facilities were the terms of the deal. The funds came on top of a prior allocation of $5,600 in Community Development Block Grant funds. This will be the second year of Mount Clemens taking part in the “Breaking Barriers to Play” program, an initiative by Advancing Macomb to help lower the cost of community and family-centered recreation.

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Advancing Macomb to host inaugural community engagement summit

Posted April 21, 2023

Macomb Daily - Macomb County is not just a great place to live and work. It’s a hot spot for innovation and great ideas, which Advancing Macomb hopes to tap during its “Community Engagement Summit: Love Where You Live,” at Macomb Community College South Campus. The event runs April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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