The Center for Michigan


The Center is coming to a town near you!

April 1, 2015 | Bridge Staff

From the tip of the UP, to the heart of Motown...from the rocky shores of Saugatuck to the epic grandeur of Alpena....everywhere you look in The Mitten, you'll find the intrepid explorers of the Center for Michigan engagement team. Don't miss them when they come to your town.

Join us to discuss "Getting to Work" in Michigan

March 26, 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. Please join us when we come to a town near you!

Where in the world is the Center for Michigan?

March 19, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The Center’s Community Conversations across Michigan will be heard by Lansing lawmakers. Check our schedule and join in with your thoughts on the state’s workforce needs.

Weekly update: Where in the world is The Center for Michigan?

March 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Click here to learn where the intrepid explorers of The Center for Michigan's engagement team are traveling this week and join us!

Where in the world is The Center for Michigan?

March 5, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan's Public Engagement team is traveling across the state holding Community Conversations on the topic of "Getting to work: Opportunity and hurdles to success in Michigan." Join us - in person or online - and make your voice heard!

Online Community Conversations offer opportunity to participate wherever you are

January 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

if you can’t attend an in-person Community Conversation, no worries: We’ve created online versions of each of our Conversation modules so you can participate from the comfort of your own home or on the go.

Bridge adds hall of famer to reporting team

January 8, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Bill McGraw, who literally wrote the book on Detroit in a nearly four-decade career at the Free Press, joins Bridge’s statewide reporting staff.

VIDEO: Miss the Ballot Bash? Watch now!

October 13, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Miss the Ballot Bash? No worries. We've got video of all the candidates.

Bridge will Truth Squad gubernatorial showdown on Sunday

October 9, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Come to Bridge on Monday to check out the claims of Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer from their town hall faceoff.

Bridge honored by Wayne State University, Michigan Press Association

October 7, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Wayne State names Bridge Magazine as “Journalist of the Year”; press group recognizes Bridge’s writing and analysis

“Michigan Speaks,” coming to a library near you

June 12, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Printed copies of the Center for Michigan’s latest public engagement report, “Michigan Speaks: The citizens’ agenda for the 2014 elections,” will be distributed to approximately 25 public libraries statewide this week. Look for it on your library shelves!

Help spread the Citizens' Agenda for the 2014 elections

May 28, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Help us spread the word by sharing printed copies of the 2014 Citizens' Agenda to friends and family.

WATCH: MiWeek coverage of "Michigan Speaks"

May 8, 2014 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan's own John Bebow was a guest on Detroit Public Television's MiWeek show to discuss the findings of "Michigan Speaks." Watch the complete interview here...

Michigan residents consumed with improving education, college affordability

May 8, 2014 | Chastity Pratt

Michigan residents demand the state do something to improve schools, align training to the jobs available, and make college more affordable for students and their families.

Find way to help the poor, conversation participants say

May 8, 2014 | Nancy Derringer

Michigan was always a place where anyone willing to work could make a decent living. No more, and it’s affecting the state’s quality of life.

Michigan Speaks 2014 – A road map for Lansing

May 6, 2014 | David Zeman

More than 5,500 residents from all corners of Michigan spoke to the Center for Michigan in Community Conversations, polling and online talks. Lawmakers in Lansing would do well to hear their voices.

Public to politicians: Fix our roads!

May 6, 2014 | Ron French

Michigan residents are sending politicians the clear message that it’s time to spend more on the state's deteriorating roads. Even if it means raising taxes.