Check out the following testimonials from these Groundwork partners who are Champions of Change.
Thousands of children and adults statewide will crunch into fresh Michigan apples on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the fifth annual Michigan Apple Crunch, sponsored by Cherry Capital Foods. A celebration of the region’s farm to school success will follow the Apple Crunch event.
The Neahtawanta Center and the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities are co-sponsoring a community read and discussion in November as part of the Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project. The book choice is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.
The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities presented this year’s Milliken Leadership Award on Saturday, Oct. 7, to Mary Van Valin, a Groundwork Board Member, former teacher, and respected activist in the community.
Groundwork Fellows complete projects alongside our policy staff, attend conferences and networking sessions, and receive professional development training. Each fellow completes an independent project to complement Groundwork’s program areas based on their area of expertise, and presents this project to conclude their term.
Grupo AyÃ© has a bona fide local connection to the Grand Traverse region. Band founder Robert Mulligan spent part of his childhood in Omena in Leelanau County, where his mother lives. We caught up with Robert to learn more about the band, about his love for Latin music, and about his northern Michigan roots.