To The Helpers

To The Helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’― Fred RogersWhen we talk about service, certain names and faces come to mind right away. People who will always...
Who’s Leading Matters

Who’s Leading Matters

Almost three years ago, we started discussing how NEW could address the racial leadership gap in Washtenaw County. As we start receiving applications for the next Champions for Change cohorts, it feels important to resurface the ‘why’ behind this work. Why...
Holding Down the House

Holding Down the House

“Things don’t always get better,” a friend told me years ago when I was living in Atlanta. “But you get better at moving through things.” Or, maybe he used a more descriptive word than “things.” I’m holding this wisdom as the heaviness of the pandemic and racial...