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Our community is growing, and changemakers are building infrastructure and initiatives that help our neighbors thrive.

A community asset is anything that improves the quality of life in our region: infrastructure like housing and transportation; clean energy and water; arts and culture; accessible recreation; healthy food, and more.

True community assets are available to everyone. We get excited about projects that are designed to be inclusive to all, or make existing programs more widely available. Considering accessibility in construction, fee structures, and institutional norms are a few ways to be more inclusive when you’re building something for the community.

By working with others, we can create assets that best meet the needs of our region. Prioritizing citizen involvement in visioning, design and implementation gives projects lasting power. And establishing smart partnerships helps teams make the best use of what our community has.


by tori
We chat with Dan Buron from Goodwill and Christina Barkle from Groundwork Center about community care during COVID-19.

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by Amelia
Environmental organizations work together to tackle invasive plant species threatening our dunes - but they can't do it without the community.

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by Amelia
In a country where health and wellness is so closely linked to social class, Traverse Health is a haven for dignified care for all - especially during COVID-19.

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by tori
Our local food relief system is relying on their partnerships to make sure no one is left behind during the crisis.

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by admin
In this video, we hear from Mancelona residents about the potential blight removal brings to this Northern Michigan community.

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by sakura
We've unlocked a portion of our endowed assets for financial & social returns, in support of nonprofit projects

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