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Taking stock of how we have empowered Michiganders to lead social change efforts and announcing our next intitiative to continue fulfilling this mission.   


Looking back on four years of social innovation through community-driven microfinance.  


Michigan Corps is pleased to announce its new Director, Peter Benedetto. Peter will lead the organization in advancing its mission of empowering Michiganders everywhere to pursue social innovation efforts across the state.

  


Michigan Corps, in partnership the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), numerous business and philanthropic sponsors, hosted the state's first Social Entrepreneurship Showcase today to conclude the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. 
  


We're thrilled to announce our finalists and runners-up from the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge in Michigan!  


Bringing Together Michigan's Dreamers and Doers  


We’re excited to kick off a series of educational newsletters on the topic of social enterprise in Michigan. This first newsletter, written by Jennifer Miller Oertel, outlines key considerations surrounding the L3C legal designation.  


The Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge gives entrepreneurs in the state an opportunity to make a difference.
  


Michigan Corps, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, City of Flint, local business and philanthropic partners, today announced The Drive Flint Prize to support entrepreneurs contributing to Flint’s revitalization. The prize is being offered through the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge - the nation’s first statewide competition in social entrepreneurship.  
  


Today, Michigan Corps announces the launch of our 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. This program supports entrepreneurs solving critical social challenges across our state. Participants will benefit from cash prizes, networking, in-kind resources and a chance to compete for a spot in Michigan Corps' Impact Investment Fellowship.  


Read about FLOW, a 2013 Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Finalist who is leading groundbreaking work to protect the future of our Great Lakes.
  


On Wednesday November 20, over seventy individuals came together to celebrate entrepreneurship at Flint's first Kiva SOUP event.
  


Your Virtual Holiday Shopping Guide from Kiva Detroit and Kiva Flint.  


Last week, Michigan Corps brought together our group of Social Enterprise Fellows as part of a training program following the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge.  Fellows pitched their cutting edge models to impact investors.
  


DB Schroder is founder and owner of Puzzle Piece Theatre, a Detroit-based theatre company and recipient of funding through Michigan Corps' Kiva Detroit initiative.  DB shares his passion for the performing arts and insight into building community through theatrical experiences.
  


Michigan Corps and Detroit Soup recently teamed up to host a second Kiva SOUP for social entrepreneurs!  Read more to learn about the evening's inspiring stories and outcomes.
  


Michigan Corps partners with Niantic Labs at Google and D:hive to bring local Detroit stories to your mobile device through Field Trip.
  


Detroit's Urban Innovation Exchange publication features the work of Michigan Corps in creating resonant service opportunities for Michiganders around the world.
  


Sebastian Jackson of The Social Club Grooming Company is transforming the way lifestyle business - in this case a salon - impacts the world. A Kiva Detroit loan recipient, Sebastian shares his story and passion for Detroit.
  


Michigan Corps, in partnership with GLEQ and MEDC, hosted the state's first Social Entrepreneurship Showcase today as part of the nation's first statewide Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. The event featured winners of 11 awards and programs designed to build collaboration among an emerging network of social entrepreneurs across the state.
  


We're thrilled to announce our finalists and runners-up from the nation's first statewide Social Entrepreneurship Challenge in Michigan.
  


Michigan Corps launched our Fellowship Program to extend an opportunity for dedicated Fellows to build the work of our exciting social change initiatives! Read about one of our summer Fellows, Elyse, who is excitedly supporting the work of Michigan Corps as a Digitial Communications Fellow!
  


Michigan Corps launched our Fellowship Program to extend an opportunity for dedicated Fellows to build the work of our exciting social change initiatives! Read about one of our summer Fellows, Jason, who is excitedly supporting the work of Kiva Michigan to fund and champion local businesses!
  


Michigan Corps' Executive Director, Elizabeth Garlow, is honored by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Detroit's twenty young emerging leaders.
  


The Magic Johnson Foundation has partnered with Michigan Corps to sponsor a $3,000 prize for a millennial-led social venture in Michigan. The Millennial Prize for Social Innovation will award a millenial entrepreneur who demonstrates promise for bringing about positive change in Michigan through a sustainable business model.
  


On Friday, May 10, 2013, Michigan Corps launched Kiva Flint with a community of enthusiastic entrepreneurs, lenders and community leaders.
  


Michigan Corps Launches Kiva in Flint, Marking Statewide Expansion of Kiva Lending. Empowering the Flint community to lend to and champion the success of local entrepreneurs.
  


As part of the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a statewide competition designed to advance ideas and solutions that address social challenges, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Corps, and Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest (GLEQ) today announced a new $25,000 award that encourages the hiring of structurally unemployed individuals.
  


Consumers Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund Join the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge.  $15,000 in Cash Prizes and entrepreneurship training to be awarded for ideas and solutions addressing energy affordability and efficiency.
  


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Corps and Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest announce the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, the nation's first statewide social entrepreneurship initiative.
  


Amanda Brewington, founder of Always Brewing Detroit, shares her story of presenting and winning our recent Kiva SOUP event for social entrepeneurs in Detroit.
  


Today, we're excited to host the first ever KIVA SOUP event, resulting from an innovative partnership between Michigan Corps and Detroit Soup.
  


Google CEO Eric Schmidt, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and other public figures have become Founding Corps Members of Michigan Corps.  


   
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