Nurturing our Next Generation of Leaders

The mission of Girls Group in Ann Arbor is simple and so very powerful—supporting girls to become successful young women. This short portrait of Micah illustrates how profoundly these kinds of efforts can help create more inspiring individuals.

New Generations of Farming

We were thrilled to get to know Alex Ball of Old City Acres as an illustration of Growing Hope’s Building Blocks program of free, educational workshops aimed at helping newer farmers and food producers build their businesses. Check out those gorgeous radishes!

A Stimulating Cup

See how to make a matcha latte with our friends at Arbor Teas, as part of the how-to series of videos they created with 7 Cylinders Studio.

Spike’s AFS Success Story

Radio personality Spike, from the popular Detroit show Mojo in the Morning, shares his AFS success story. From the station to the gym, he’s a guy on the go, and loves how AFS has helped him stay fit.

Artist Portrait: Mary Mattingly

New York-based artist Mary Mattingly explores the life cycle of products of our consumer society within the complex webs of how they’re created. This short video portrait 7 Cylinders Studio produced reveals some of the connections across the landscape of Mattingly’s work, from scrap yard to musuem. Her “Objects Unveiled” show runs through December 15, 2016 at the UM Institute for the Humanities Gallery.

A Story of Girls Group

This short portrait shares the story of Mariah, as she is excited to attend a debutante ball and graduate from high school. She is one of many young women participating in Girls Group, a non-profit that provides tremendous support for girls to become the first generation of their family to graduate from college.

Breathe into Being: Larry Nisson, Glass Artist

Artist Larry Nisson describes his process of working with the material of glass and his vision for inspiring others.