City of Detroit Announces changes to Department of Neighborhoods District Manager lineup

City of Detroit Announces changes to Department of Neighborhoods District Manager lineup

One of the most important jobs in the city of Detroit may be its District Managers – they’re people who have a direct impact on the lives of residents and neighborhood strength. Mayor Mike Duggan recently announced the appointment of three new District Managers to the Department of Neighborhoods. Mayor Duggan created the Department of […]

City, Archdiocese announce Banglatown mixed-income housing

City, Archdiocese announce Banglatown mixed-income housing

Some might call it a match made in heaven: City of Detroit and the Archdiocese of Detroit are working together to create affordable housing in the Banglatown neighborhood. The City of Detroit has a plan and is asking with the AOD for bids to transform the vacant Transfiguration School in Banglatown into a one-of-a-kind mixed-income […]

UAW-Ford debuts its “Celebrating and Empowering Women” event March 18

UAW-Ford debuts its “Celebrating and Empowering Women” event March 18

Learning how to start a business, how to manage their money like a boss and nurture health relationships are among the many activities that highlight the “Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Event,” organized by UAW-Ford and its partners. In honor of Women’s History Month, UAW-Ford is hosting the day-long program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Homeowner Help: State helps stabilize neighborhoods

Homeowner Help: State helps stabilize neighborhoods

Three years ago, Kinyemi Sims found some free money to help her catch up on her property taxes. She was nearly $12,000 behind and was afraid she wouldn’t be able to prevent a foreclosure on her property. She found the help she needed through Step Forward Michigan, a federally-funded interest and payment-free, forgivable loan program […]

Community Foundation of Greater Flint brings on dynamic new leader

Community Foundation of Greater Flint brings on dynamic new leader

Isaiah M. Oliver, a longtime staple at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, has long talked about pursuing “work that matters, that is purposeful and aligns with my core values.” Now, Oliver will have a significant opportunity to show that passion for Flint and its residents through his new role as the President and Chief […]

City Year Detroit members sharpen job-search skills through Comcast Career Day

City Year Detroit members sharpen job-search skills through Comcast Career Day

Every day, City Year Detroit corps members show up when the school bell rings at many of Detroit’s most under-served educational facilities. Day in and day out, these young people provide tutoring, mentoring and after-school support. To honor that work and give back to City Year Detroit for all it does, Comcast recently hosted a […]

Neighborhood Planning Forum Kicks Off Historic Process  

Neighborhood Planning Forum Kicks Off Historic Process  

In a meeting a Detroit representative called “historic,” a Detroit neighborhood took a new step toward having a big voice in the city’s future in terms of strategy, development and investment. The Rosa Parks Clairmount meeting – which drew more than 150 residents – is an example of how the new Community Benefits Ordinance (Proposal […]

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

Every day in Michigan, there are more than 375 reports of child abuse and neglect. The worst part? The majority of child abuse and neglect cases stem from situations and conditions that are entirely preventable in an engaged and supportive community. For example, a community that cares about early childhood development, parent support and mental […]

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