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We have a new name!

We have a new name!

Great Lakes Center for Youth Development announced today that it is changing the company name to Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development.

Grown & Lead: Community and Youth Development will continue to be the the go-to organization for nonprofit management and youth development resources in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

”Over the years, it’s become apparent that we grow the capacity of individuals and nonprofit organizations to lead our communities. As our organization has evolved into the capacity building center for the Upper Peninsula, our name became of point of confusion. We work with all nonprofit organizations, not just those that serve youth,” said Amy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead.

The web address (www.glcyd.org) and staff contact information will not change. The name can be shortened to Grow & Lead or GLCYD.

Be a U.P. Nonprofit Conference Presenter!

Be a U.P. Nonprofit Conference Presenter!

You are invited to share your expertise at GLCYD’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference which will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. Workshops are a maximum of 60 minutes in length. Proposals that address and support issues of youth development, nonprofit management and personal development are encouraged. View RFP Continue Reading

Education Enrichment Award Application Available

Education Enrichment Award Application Available

Great Lakes Center for Youth Development is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former GLCYD President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson. This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically. Examples of… Continue Reading

A Year in Review – 2016

Sharing the Voice of Youth GLCYD partnered with schools to gather students from Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties for a Youth Asset Summit in November. A week earlier, the event happened for students in Dickinson and Iron Counties. The summits are held as a follow-up to students participating in the youth asset and sidebar surveys. Ideas… Continue Reading

Nonprofit Conference Workshops Announced

Nonprofit Conference Workshops Announced

Nonprofit leaders, staff, volunteers and board members in attendance at this year’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops designed to create a lasting impact in their communities. The 2016 U.P. Nonprofit Conference will take place Thursday, October 13, at Northern Michigan University. This year’s theme is “Build… Continue Reading

What is this Mastermind thing?

What happens when you put 3-5 people that work at nonprofits in the U.P. on the phone to with little to no agenda? Magic. Pure Magic. A few years ago, we had the idea of creating peer learning circles for nonprofit executive directors in communities across the U.P. In theory, it was a great idea.… Continue Reading

GLCYD Announces Nonprofit Conference Keynote Speaker

GLCYD Announces Nonprofit Conference Keynote Speaker

Matthew Downey, Nonprofit Services Program Director at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy,  has been named the Keynote Presenter at the 2016 U.P. Nonprofit Conference. With nearly 20 years of experience,  Downey is a recognized thought leader in the nonprofit sector. At the Johnson Center, he is a frequent speaker and instructor on a wide array… Continue Reading

Getting the Most Out of Professional Development Conferences

Getting the Most Out of Professional Development Conferences

At the end of June, I spent a week in Downtown Detroit at the American Express Leadership Academy, Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) and Michigan MSO Retreat. Talk about a jam packed week! With all the information flowing my direction, I had to make some adjustments to my plan to… Continue Reading

Present at the U.P. Nonprofit Conference

Present at the U.P. Nonprofit Conference

You are invited to share your expertise at Great Lakes Center for Youth Development’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference which will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. Workshops are a maximum of 60 minutes in length. Proposals that address and support issues of youth development, nonprofit management and personal development are encouraged.… Continue Reading