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The Michigan Environmental Council, a statewide coalition of more than 70 organizations, will help staff and organize support for the Local Solutions Working Group of the RE-AMP Network, a network of over 150 organizations addressing climate change and clean energy issues in the Midwest. The working group is focused on building momentum for climate action at the local and metro regional scale. Specific activities will include: 1) tapping knowledge within the network to add capacity and deepen expertise on local solutions;
2) exploring and enhancing alignment with external groups and networks that work on local solutions; and 3) convening working group members to facilitate learning and exchange. Mott funds also will be used to organize and support a set of meetings among foundation representatives broadly interested in climate and energy work in Michigan and the Midwest more generally.
The Michigan Land Use Institute, headquartered in Traverse City, is working to make northwest Michigan a model of ecological and economic sustainability, particularly with respect to energy use and generation. With Mott support over the next two years, the institute will focus its efforts to expand solar deployment and increase participation in energy efficiency programs in the Traverse City area. The institute also will share best practices and lessons learned through a variety of means including original journalism and networking activities.
The Flint STRIVE Replication Program provides employment training, job placement, and support services to difficult-to-serve Flint area residents seeking entry-level jobs in a variety of sectors. As a replication of the East Harlem Employment Service's workforce training program, Flint STRIVE prepares participants for the workforce through a 19-day, 130-hour intensive workshop that emphasizes the attitudinal prerequisites for successful entry-level employment. This renewal grant will allow Flint STRIVE to train, graduate, and find employment for approximately 275 new clients in 2015 and provide follow-up services to all existing clients.
Fueling Positive Change in the Motor City
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