Building Community

Building Community: El Grupo Norte

The El Grupo Norte organization began when two parents, both physical therapists, decided to help alleviate the snarled car pickup lines at their kids’ school and at the same time create a healthier alternative: a bike club.

Building Community: Camp Daggett

The camp’s mindful approach to programming is perhaps explained best by its mission to “provide quality character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment; serving all ages with an emphasis on youth.”

Building Community: Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services, by way of its multilateral programming, supports those in need of food, housing, job assistance, and even health services. Based in Detroit...

Building Community: Binder Park Zoo

While there are several zoos throughout Michigan, one in particular works to foster empathy and understanding for the natural forests, wetlands, and - of course - the various species it hosts on over 433 acres of city-owned property in Battle Creek.

Building Community: Enchanted Makeovers

At the end of 2006, interior designer Terry Grahl received a call from a shelter volunteer who was familiar with her business, asking if she would come to tour the facility and consider painting a wall for the women who occupied the female quarters...