When the women of Impact100 were first reviewing the stacks of applicants to their grant program this past February, little could they have known about the events that would dominate the news cycle in May and June.
Worldwide pandemic. International demonstrations for racial justice. Civil unrest.
But as the non-profit organization applicants were winnowed down to a final four and the news unfolded before us, Amy Bouque, president of Impact100 Metro Detroit, had a feeling that The Lawn Academy and the Micah 6 Community would come out on top.
Each received a $100,000 grant from the women of Impact100.
“All four of our finalists do amazing work. Where we are today with the pandemic and racial injustices, I predicted the two winners because I know the hearts and minds of our group,” Bouque says. Deaf Professional Arts Network and Dutton Farm were named runners-up in the contest.
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