Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood moving forward with bold new development plan

Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood moving forward with bold new development plan

A dramatic new partnership between the city of Detroit, four foundations, The Platform and Century Partners will bring $4 million in investment and redevelopment of more than 300 parcels within the beloved Fitzgerald neighborhood. Officials who announced the partnership Wednesday said “Fitzgerald Forward” as the plan is known will be one of the largest neighborhood […]

Improve Detroit app celebrates its second anniversary helping city residents

Improve Detroit app celebrates its second anniversary helping city residents

For Detroit residents, having an app to report everything from potholes to damaged street signs to broken lights has been a huge improvement in their quality of life, city officials say. For the past two years, Detroiters have had “City Hall in your pocket” through the Improve Detroit mobile app. The app, which launched in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Detroit’s Eastside gains new medical access with Popoff Clinic

Detroit’s Eastside gains new medical access with Popoff Clinic

Access to quality medical facilities is not only a necessity, it is a foundational item in a neighborhood’s overall wellbeing. That is why the opening of the new Popoff Clinic on Detroit’s Eastside is a welcome addition to the area. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine recently took the former Vanguard Family Healthcare clinic […]