Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Ferndale Schools Celebrates Graduation Successes

Ferndale Schools Celebrates Graduation Successes (Blake Prewitt, Superintendent Ferndale Schools, June 3, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  “I care more about the people my students become than  the scores on the tests they take.”  – Anonymous It is graduation season, which is always a great time of year. I listen to the elementary teachers and principals…

MDOT Shares View of Plaza Reconstruction Over 696 in Oak Park

MDOT Shares View of Plaza Reconstruction Over 696 in Oak Park (C. Proxmire, May 26, 2016) Oak Park, MI – As the rebuilding of a plaza and community park goes on above, cars zoom along underneath on I-696 without most drivers realizing that a large project is happening over them.  MDOT is redoing the plaza…

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…