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.
Michigan is showing strong signs of becoming the national leader when it comes to social entrepreneurship. The latest of those signs is the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business competition featuring $50,000 in prizes.
Detroit's reputation as a one-of-a-kind proving ground for innovative approaches to solving social problems got a boost today with the announcement of the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a statewide competition offering $50,000 in cash prizes.
A new statewide entrepreneurship competition is looking for innovative solutions to persistent social problems in Michigan. The Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge seeks plans for creating sustainable social change in areas such as urban revitalization, environment, health and education.
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.
As 2012 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect on what you - our Corps community - have accomplished this year!
This time of year, we join each of you in taking time to reflect on what we're most thankful for. Here's a little taste of our Thanksgiving Blend at Michigan Corps!
Clarence was the first citizen philanthropist with our Detroit4Detroit initiative! Read more to learn about how this bright and passionate engineer is connecting and giving back in Michigan as a Corps member.
This fall, 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 our first Fellow, Shawn, who is excitedly supporting the work of Kiva Detroit to fund and champion local businesses.
There's something about fall that brings a sense of renewal. With the change of season come fresh perspectives on possibilities for innovation! Read on to learn about new opportunities for you, our 'Corps', to lead social change through our initiatives.
At the end of September, Michigan Corps' microfinance initiative Kiva Detroit announced it was launching Kiva Zip to allow Detroiters to lend directly to small-business entrepreneurs using digital tools like PayPal. Similar to the Kickstarter model, any resident can nominate a local entrepreneur for community support as well as contribute directly to a crowd-funded, interest-free loan.
Kiva Detroit helps community organizations provide local small businesses with microloans. Michael talks with Elizabeth Garlow, who runs Kiva Detroit.
Experimental playhouse Puzzle Piece Theatre is crowdfunding a $5,000 loan on the Kiva Zip platform. Kiva Zip is a new component of Michigan Corps' Kiva Detroit initiative, which helped Detroit-area businesses amass about $50,000 in loans after launching last year.
Kiva Zip allows people to nominate a local entrepreneur for community support and contribute directly to a crowd-funded, interest-free loan. It also provides new ways for entrepreneurs and potential supporters to interact about their plans, including an online forum.