Today, United Ways across Michigan celebrate their unified campaign kickoff! Read this guest blog from Rich Chambers, marketing and communications lead for United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, and for United Way of Jackson County, to learn about this year's kickoff.
The updated ALICE report makes clear that Michigan is facing severe structural economic challenges. In the seventh year of a national economic expansion––and an even stronger rebound from near bankruptcy of the domestic auto industry––too many Michigan households are struggling.
Learn more about the economic realities facing Michigan in this guest post by Lou Glazer, President of Michigan Future, Inc.
This week’s election highlights the need for us to find a way to come together, listen, engage, and strengthen communities for all people. Our commitment to ensure that opportunity can pass from one generation to the next could not be more important. Education, financial stability and health are the core components for all to thrive - this election accentuates the importance of United Way’s purpose.
While trust is low right now, it is good to know that diverse, determined leaders like you live and work across Michigan to inspire, innovate, and make a difference. We heard that people want change. One of the key lessons of this campaign year has been the importance of seeking out and listening to the voices of people in all parts of Michigan community by community. For our work, it is imperative. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your state association supporting the reach that you have to bring people together. Please continue to let us know how we can support the important work that you do.
The MAUW Staff