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2008

2008Opportunity Communities

Opportunity for All: Inequity, Linked Fate and Social Justice in Detroit and Michigan

Download or View The Full Report Download or View The Summary Report Like many of its Rust Belt peers, the Detroit region and the State of Michigan are at a crossroads. Both the region and the State are suffering from declining economic standing and growing inequality, at a time when human capital is critical to … Continue reading »

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2008Boys of Color

African American Male Initiative

Download or View The Full Report Download or View The Summary Report For nearly two years, the W. K. Kellogg foundation has funded the Kirwan Institute to expand the knowledge base and academic scholarship on African American males. The major goals we have met in this work include: A) updating the review of social science … Continue reading »

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2008Civic Engagement

Addressing 21st Century Poverty: Transformational Strategies for Talking, Thinking and Acting on Issues of Poverty

Download or View The Full Report The U.S. has experienced a prolonged period of economic insecurity, which is impacting many communities, families, individuals and even our institutions. Poverty is steadily increasing while economic opportunities are on the decline. At the same time, income and wealth inequalities are widening. As these signs of economic instability grow, … Continue reading »

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