Superheroic Effort: Kathy Wendler has made a lasting mark on Detroit

Superheroic Effort: Kathy Wendler has made a lasting mark on Detroit

Detroit’s superheroes don’t wear capes. They don’t bend steel with their bare hands or leap tall buildings in a single bound. They’re mild-mannered and unassuming, like the legendary comic book reporter, Clark Kent. Or like real-life Southwest Detroit community advocate Kathy Wendler. But, make no mistake about it, Wendler has her own set of special […]

DTE brings bill-paying closer to home

DTE brings bill-paying closer to home

There’s no arguing that zero bills – or, at least, fewer bills – are every household’s preference, no matter the income status. The next best luxury behind eliminating monthly debt is paying it conveniently. As checkbooks continue to grow obsolete and money order purchases include added transaction fees, utility users are more and more open […]

Samaritan Center Summit invites youth organizations to convene June 22

Samaritan Center Summit invites youth organizations to convene June 22

If there’s one thing Detroiters can never have in excess it’s youth advocacy. From health and fitness programs that work to instill lifestyle habits in children to drug prevention and leadership programs, the city benefits from all efforts that target young people. Youth advocates are invited convene and network with one another from 6 p.m. […]

Motor City Re-Store information sessions scheduled

Motor City Re-Store information sessions scheduled

If you are a small neighborhood business looking for ways to give your store the curb appeal it needs to bring in more customers Motor City Re-Store is for you. The program will provide a total of $500,000 in matching grants each quarter to existing businesses to make exterior improvements that will help stabilize and […]

Raw and Relevant: Real Change, Real Talk forum sparked honest emotions among Detroit leaders

Raw and Relevant: Real Change, Real Talk forum sparked honest emotions among Detroit leaders

There are a lot of ideas floating around about how to strengthen Detroit’s neighborhoods beyond downtown and Midtown. Now there’s a newly formed initiative committed to bringing all those ideas together and making them part of an integrated system that will move the neighborhood’s forward. Led by long-time community developer Maggie DeSantis, Building the Engine […]

Detroit is home to the biggest neighborhood celebration in the nation

Detroit is home to the biggest neighborhood celebration in the nation

It’s a backyard movement and a part of the driving force behind a decade-old, resident-led improvement initiative credited for buoying up neighborhoods during a time there was little hope or evidence of outside investment. While Detroit is home to many special blockbuster events, ARISE Detroit’s Neighborhoods Day belongs to its neighborhoods. This real do-it-yourself (DIY) […]

Buck Up Detroit: Dollar bills can be worth up to 10 grand Monday

Buck Up Detroit: Dollar bills can be worth up to 10 grand Monday

  Check your dollar bills on Monday, June 12. They could be worth $100, $5,000 or $10,000. Ally Financial will circulate 500 of its “Hardest Working Dollars” around Detroit that day to underscore its commitment to be “home of the hardest working dollar.” A mystery “dollar dropper” will put the worn bills into circulation across […]

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