LANSING, MI – In response to a very difficult financial situation, the Board of Directors for Michigan’s Children today announces the implementation of a Restructuring and Rebuilding Plan. The plan includes the layoffs of three program staff members and the Fund Development Director.
“It is with great sorrow and regret that we must say goodbye to loyal and talented staff members who have shown strong commitment to making Michigan a place where every child has the opportunity to thrive,” said the Honorable Judge Patricia Gardner of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court and Chair of Michigan’s Children Board of Directors. “We also deeply regret disappointing the foundations and corporations who have generously supported our work for nearly 20 years. We always have strived to exceed their expectations.”
LANSING, MI – The Board of Directors for Michigan’s Children, a nonpartisan and nonprofit voice for children and their families, today announces the retirement of President & CEO Jack Kresnak.
Mr. Kresnak joined Michigan’s Children in February 2008 after 38 years at the Detroit Free Press where his gifted and compassionate writing prompted changes in laws and policies dealing with the care of children under state jurisdiction. The veteran reporter led the Free Press’ Children First campaign that began in 1993 with a mission of producing stories to advocate for better treatment of Michigan’s children. His reporting earned numerous state and national awards, and was widely recognized as advancing the public’s understanding of the child welfare system.
LANSING, MI – Michigan’s Children, a nonpartisan and nonprofit voice for children and their families, is pleased to announce that it will be honoring people and organizations who have helped turn around schools in Southeast Michigan’s Osborn and Cody neighborhoods and helped students find a pathway toward academic and life success.
The Heroes at Sunrise awards breakfast on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 will present awards to:
The General Motors Foundation for its unprecedented $27 million investment in education reform
Mike Tenbusch of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan for his leadership in high school turnaround
The nine principals of the Cody and Osborn Small School Academies for their tireless work to engage students