LISC invests $3 million to address neighborhood issues in Detroit, nationwide

LISC invests $3 million to address neighborhood issues in Detroit, nationwide

Every neighborhood needs more local problem solvers. And, for some, new arrivals are anticipated soon. Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) is making a national push to lift 13 urban communities through an AmeriCorps program hoped to develop and deploy neighborhood change agents. A $3 million investment has been devoted to dispatching 165 AmeriCorps members, including 14 […]

City-supported projects preserve 271 affordable housing units, build 114 more

City-supported projects preserve 271 affordable housing units, build 114 more

The uptick in Detroit’s downtown and neighborhood property values is good news to many, but not for all. With rental rates rising and less property available in prime locations, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for millenials, seniors and low-income families to afford to live in the desirable neighborhoods they would like to call home. The cost […]

MOO U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

MOO U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Catch Finding Dory at family movie night July 12 Southwest Detroit

Catch Finding Dory at family movie night July 12 Southwest Detroit

UnitedHealth care Community Plan and Southwest Solutions are hosting a Family Movie Night at the Pocket Park at 25th and Bagley. Bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs, get comfortable and watch the movie Finding Dory. You can also check out the food and popcorn, arts and crafts and information from community resources. Thrive by […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

Selfies and a summer favorite: Ice cream

Selfies and a summer favorite: Ice cream

Selfies and summer’s favorite treat – the combination sounds like fun all by itself. Throw in a year’s supply of ice cream as the prize and it’s easy to see why the United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s new contest is generating a buzz. Just by posting an original photo of an “ice cream moment” involving […]

Amazing Artisans: Santiago family brings hand-embroidered threads to Detroit

Amazing Artisans: Santiago family brings hand-embroidered threads to Detroit

A shop, whose proprietors are every bit as charming as its unique hand-embroidered goods, sits tucked-away a small corner in Southwest Detroit. But it won’t go unnoticed long, thanks to the effervescent mother-daughter duo behind the Ropa Tipica Artesano 7 Regiones shop (Typical Artisan Clothing 7 Regions). This multi-generational business imports handmade or embroidered goods […]

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