STATE OF OPPORTUNITY. Can Kids in Michigan Get Ahead?
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This special reporting project wrapped up in May 2017. Read more.

Thanks for your help with our first "Day of Opportunity"

We'd like to thank all of the State of Opportunity and Michigan Radio fans who came out to our first Day of Opportunity

About 76 people volunteered, including Michigan Radio staff from State of Opportunity, our newsroom, and Stateside with Cynthia Canty. We were pleased to welcome volunteers of all ages. 

Volunteers helped three local organizations with a range of tasks, including gardening, weeding, sorting canned goods, stocking shelves, and getting very good with operating a conveyor belt. 

The organizations that welcomed us include: Keep Growing Detroit; Food Bank of Eastern Michigan; and Community Food Club of Grand Rapids. 

Day of Opportunity was organized in response to your feedback that you'd like to find opportunities for helping the people and communities featured in State of Opportunity reports. 

If you'd like to find other volunteer openings in your community, visit the Volunteer, Michigan website.