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  • Communities

    Kellogg CEO: Community collaboration essential to Detroit’s future

    Jan. 20, 2015, 3:47 p.m., Posted by Michael D. Bolden

    As Detroit emerges from bankruptcy the hard work of rebuilding the city is already underway with the commitment of partners such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich.  

    La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of Kellogg, says collaboration is essential to creating the opportunities the city needs.

    “What we’re learning and understanding is foundations can’t work in isolation,” she said. “We have to work in this multi-sectoral space and really bring business along, government, faith-based [groups] and people, et cetera, because it’s going to take all of us,” she said.

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    Jan. 20, 2015, 3:11 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Sarah Beth Nesbit, ZERO1 ZERO1 has kicked off the New Year with the announcement around their brand new website for American Arts Incubator, an international artist exchange program planned in partnership with the U.S. State Departments Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Take a peek at to learn...

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  • Communities

    Collaborating to reimagine downtown San Jose

    Jan. 20, 2015, 1:53 p.m., Posted by Tim Ritchie

    Tim Ritchie is president of The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, one of 26 Knight Foundation communities.

    San Jose has worked for decades to establish its downtown as a vibrant, active center for the Silicon Valley. The Tech Museum of Innovation, in the heart of this downtown, is now embarking on a new project with its partners to build on recent momentum and catalyze new efforts towards this goal.

    Maryanna Rogers, The Tech’s director of innovation, and Gehl Studio, the renowned global firm focusing on people-centered urban design, are working to reimagine City Hall Plaza — how it can engage and inspire residents and employees, bring communities together, and infuse innovation into San Jose government. With Knight Foundation’s support, we hope to use this project as a springboard to create a stronger sense of place all over San Jose.

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