Girls Rock Detroit has been awarded a grant of $1500 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 594 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2022 funding.
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Support of the project included gifts from individual donations and Maggie Cocco Music LLC. Girls Rock Detroit also receives significant volunteer support from the community.
For the first time since its inception, Girls Rock Detroit has a board that does not include any of its founding members. Your support will allow us to foster independence and cohesive organization for subsequent boards that will support our programming by securing council/mentorship to these ends.
The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website
Digital Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, December 9th from 6:30pm. Catch up, hang out, questions answered, opportunities shared.
Be on the look out for an in-person, upcoming social gathering in early December on our social media platforms.
We Want You!
Girls Rock Detroit is looking for new board members who live our mission. As an organization facilitating social change, Girls Rock Detroit is committed to creating leadership that is representative of the diverse community we serve. Detroit residents, people of color, those with disabilities, those who are LGBTQIA+, and immigrants are all strongly encouraged to apply.
Girls Rock Detroit is seeking to add members who can bring some of the following attributes to its Board of Directors:
Social Work or Education Background
Familiarity with GRD Mission and Programming
We currently meet via Zoom from 6-8:00 p.m., on the second Sunday of each month. Applications are being accepted until January 8th, 2022. Interviews will take place shortly thereafter, and elected applicants will be informed by January 31st. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com.
If interested, click on the link below:
Join Girls Rock Detroit and a representative from Detroit Promise on December 10th, 2021 at 5pm, for an online informational session to discuss the Detroit Promise tuition-free college program.
The Detroit Promise scholarship, administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, ensures that any Detroit-resident student graduating from a high school in the city will have a tuition-free path to an associate degree or technical certificate at participating community colleges, or a four-year degree at participating universities. Since 2013, the Chamber has administered the Detroit Promise (formerly the Detroit Scholarship Fund), which is privately funded by the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation to fulfill Gov. Rick Snyder’s pledge. In 2016, Mayor Mike Duggan announced the Detroit Promise Zone authority to dedicate a portion of tax dollars to permanently fund the two-year scholarships.
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