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These programs touch upon a number of major issues.
Each grantmaking program also works within clearly stated geographic parameters or regions.
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This renewal grant will provide support to Mott Community College for the Teen Creating Economic Opportunity Initiative, which offers a seven-week entrepreneurial learning and leadership experience for 45 disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14-18.
The objectives of the program are to: 1) provide participants with the competencies needed to operate a business, including business plan development; 2) offer youth additional skill-building opportunities through mentorships and job shadowing; 3) help students develop a higher education career pathway plan; and 4) offer a program track dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship around applied technology and manufacturing. Upon completion, fifteen participants will be eligible to receive $1,000 of seed money to launch their venture.
This grant will support research and development for the Michigan creative industries sector including arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan) will lead efforts to compile, review, and analyze statewide creative economy information and data. Additionally, a deeper analysis will be conducted in four key regions including Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids. This grant will fund data collection and engagement activities in Flint.
This renewal grant will support the Flint Community Schools’ Summer Tot Lot Program, an early education program for at-risk children ages four and five that provides them with the academic and social skills necessary for future educational success. The Summer Tot Lot Program has been a part of the Flint Community Schools’ summer education programming since the late 1930s and addresses the academic, social, and nutrition/fitness development of children, while providing their caregivers with parenting support.
The Mott Foundation, through its four grantmaking programs, funds a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and projects throughout the United States, which together receive about three quarters of the Foundation’s grant funds each year.
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