Michigan civilian conservation corp

Courtesy of Michigan Nonprofit Association

The Next Idea

In Michigan and across the country, our society is suffering from a lack of civic engagement. Many people do not have strong connections to their communities. In addition, we have vast unmet needs in our cities, our neighborhoods, and our other social infrastructure. Government has limited resources, and communities are suffering. But there is a generation of young people like me who want the opportunity to make a difference in our country by helping communities address their most difficult social challenges.

The week in review

Sep 15, 2012
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This week Rina Miller talks with Michigan Radio's political analyst Jack Lessenberry about State Attorney General Bill Schuette stalling a plan to overhaul the state's public defense system, Governor Rick Snyder's comments about the state focusing too much on four-year degrees, and a possible move to