A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

by Kresge Foundation Staff Detroit pediatrician, Dr. Nakia Williams, discusses the importance of treating the whole child and not just the illness. Internalized stress can exacerbate certain health conditions, like asthma (a prevalent condition in Detroit), and lead to behavioral issues. One problem can quickly become many. Williams shares those observations as a member of […]

Southwest Solutions celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Southwest Solutions celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Native Americans have rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and have made important contributions to our nation. Every November we celebrate those during Native American Heritage Month. This year about 40 Southwest Solutions’ staff and several community residents commemorated the event with a potluck and presentations by two local members of Native American tribes. […]

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Dan Gilbert’s Motor City vision plus, affordable housing

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Dan Gilbert’s Motor City vision plus, affordable housing

Dan Gilbert has spent well over $3 billion on buildings in the Motor City the past several years, with bigger plans ahead. That from Matt Cullen principal of Gilbert’s Rock Ventures who appeared with Carol Cain, senior producer and host of CBS Channel 62’s “Michigan Matters,” who talked about the game plan. Matt Cullen, principal […]

Can our neighborhoods benefit from downtown and Midtown investment? Maybe, say local leaders

Can our neighborhoods benefit from downtown and Midtown investment? Maybe, say local leaders

Fifty leaders – ranging from corporate to grass roots residents, foundations to community development professionals, academics to bankers – converged on Baker’s Keyboard Lounge on Thursday, July 27 to mull this question over, all the while feasting on Baker’s trademark “catfish nuggets” and peach cobbler. In a wide-ranging conversation co-moderated by Donna Murray Brown of […]

Building the Engine nurtures future neighborhood leaders

Building the Engine nurtures future neighborhood leaders

My community development path started, unbeknownst to me, at age 8 or 9. I spent a lot of time with my grandma who led a block club and sat on many organizational boards throughout Brooklyn. Because of all the time I spent with her, I also spent a significant amount of time in government officials’ offices […]

Pistons’ income could support Detroit neighborhood fund

Pistons’ income could support Detroit neighborhood fund

Over the last week, some have taken to the airwaves and social media attacking my character, my intelligence and most importantly my ability to represent the interests of District 5 residents. Most days, Monday through Sunday, I dedicate a minimum of 12 hours to studying materials, meeting with residents and business owners, assisting constituents and […]

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