Snyder: Michigan must change narrative for its future

March 27, 2018 – The Detroit News

Gov. Rick Snyder said it’s no secret Michigan has come a long way in the last eight years, with rising income and declining unemployment. “When need to change the narrative. Yes, we’re back. We need to talk about where we are going in the future,” Snyder said on Tuesday during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s “State of the State, Now and in the Future.”

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Snyder urges regional leaders to get transit proposal on ballot

March 27, 2018 – Crain’s Detroit Business

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday urged metro Detroit leaders to reach a consensus on putting a regional transit plan before voters in November, calling Southeast Michigan “one of the worst areas in the country for regionalism.” Speaking at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s “State of the State” event, the outgoing Republican governor said regional mass transportation is needed to help workers get to job-training and educational opportunities as well as work.

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Michigan’s riding high. But a downturn is coming and the safety net is frayed.

Bridge Michigan – March 21, 2018

Michigan is enjoying an economic renaissance, but leaders aren’t doing enough now to address systematic problems with poverty, inequality and education.

That was the conclusion of a group of philanthropic, business and education leaders who gathered in Detroit on Thursday to discuss the state’s opportunities and challenges at The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine’s Solutions Summit on Personal Property.

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Rochester College to offer scholarships through Detroit Promise program

Oakland Press – March 23, 2018

Rochester College will partner with Detroit Promise to offer scholarships to qualified Detroit-resident students graduating from a high school in the city of Detroit.

The partnership will begin in spring of 2018. For its first year involved in the program, Rochester College is a limited partner, which limits the total number of students whom they can support through Detroit Promise funding.

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Detroit partners with Rochester College for free tuition through Detroit Promise program

WDIV – Local 4 – March 21, 2018

Rochester College has entered into a partnership with Detroit Promise, offering scholarships to qualified students graduating from Detroit high schools.

The program is a push for students to pursue postsecondary education. For its first year involved in the program, Rochester College is a limited partner, which limits the total number of students whom it can support through Detroit Promise funding.

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Press Release: MCAN College Access Impact Awards Recognize Three Metro Detroit Organizations and Individuals

March 13, 2018 – Michigan College Access Network Press Release

The Detroit Regional Chamber earned MCAN’s Beacon Award because of their strong leadership in the college access and degree completion space, their innovative FAFSA Challenge, their long-term and ongoing support for the Detroit College Access Network and Detroit Drives Degrees initiative, as well as their support of the Detroit Promise

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