The Center for Michigan


Bridge wins awards for college drinking series, other efforts

April 14, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Competing against the metro area’s largest newspapers, the magazine’s “Game Day” project on the perils of college drinking took top honors in its category

Bridge wins McCree justice award for stories on prison rape

March 15, 2016 | Bridge Staff

The award, named for the late federal judge and solicitor general, honors Michigan journalism that helps the public understand the judicial system

Center for Michigan launching Community Conversations on public trust in government

March 15, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Want your voice to be heard? Get in touch with The Center for Michigan today

Interactive database: Compare your school’s M-STEP scores to peer schools

February 11, 2016 | Bridge Staff

If your school is like most, the switch from MEAP to M-STEP last year meant lower test scores and lots of confusion. Bridge’s new database helps you put that score in perspective.

Bridge takes state 'Newspaper of the Year' honor

January 30, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Bridge won more than a dozen awards at the Michigan Press Association annual contest, including recognition for producing the best written story in any newspaper in the state.

Building a path to better, higher-paying Michigan jobs

October 22, 2015 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

The second of three Center for Michigan summits focused on ways to increase upward mobility for Michigan workers.

College value and affordability solutions summit

October 21, 2015 | Bridge Staff

When it comes to college education, Michigan residents say they face a conundrum. They firmly believe that earning a college degree or other advanced training beyond high school is very important to prospering in today’s economy. Yet ever-rising tuition now leaves many questioning whether the costs of college actually pay off in the long run.

Education leaders agree: High school students need better counseling

October 6, 2015 | Ron French

Career navigation experts echo a strong majority of Michigan residents who say every high school should have dedicated college and career advisors.

Challenges to upward mobility solutions summit

October 6, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Some workers question the quality of services available through workforce development agencies - and suggest there are inadequate resources for workers to improve their basic skills. Join us on Oct 20 to add your voice to this important issue.

Fall conference agenda features three dozen state and national experts

September 17, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Please join The Center for Michigan and more than three dozen state and national experts this fall for in-depth discussions on Career Navigation, Upward Mobility, and College Affordability. Reserve your space today!

Fall summits address college affordability, career navigation and upward mobility

September 8, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Hear Gov. Rick Snyder, presidents from U-M, MSU and Grand Valley, and innovative business, academic and legislative leaders address what residents tell the Center for Michigan they want done: lowering the price tag of higher education and broadening career opportunities for workers of all ages.

Read Bridge and WIN!

July 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

As a summer treat, the Center for Michigan is pleased to announce an opportunity for loyal Bridge readers and brand new subscribers to reap a handsome reward for reading Bridge.

Our deepest thanks

June 24, 2015 | Phil Power

We are both delighted and astonished at the positive response to our spring fund raising campaign. More than 300 people have contributed in amounts ranging from $5 to $1,000. We can't thank you enough for your support.

Have your voice heard! Just ONE week left for “Getting to Work” Community Conversations

May 21, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan’s public engagement team has been traveling the state to facilitate Community Conversations about jobs and workforce development. These discussions will conclude at the end of this month. JOIN IN AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

SPRING FUNDRAISING DRIVE: How much is Bridge worth to you?

May 19, 2015 | John Bebow

Support from readers like you will assure Bridge can continue to provide incisive, nonpartisan public-service journalism to Michigan.

Have your voice heard! Just two weeks left for “Getting to Work” Community Conversations

May 13, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Beginning in December, the Center for Michigan’s public engagement team has been traveling the state to facilitate Community Conversations about jobs and workforce development. There are just two weeks left to join in and make your voice heard.