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October 10, 2016
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$30 Million Bloomberg Program Helps Culture Groups Improve Cities

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Lynne Avadenka (left), director of Signal-Return, shows board member Chantel Rush how to use printing equipment at the nonprofit Detroit letterpress studio. The organization is part of a nationwide Bloomberg Philanthropies program to bolster urban arts groups.

One day in April 2015, Lynne Avadenka got an unexpected email that turned out to be more like a winning lottery ticket. Bloomberg Philanthropies invited Signal-Return, the Detroit arts nonprofit she leads, to apply for a grant.

A few months later...

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