Empowerment Plan’s Maxwell Coats now available to public

Empowerment Plan’s Maxwell Coats now available to public

Now’s the time to get one of the first Maxwell Coats brought to you by The Empowerment Plan. Maxwell Detroit was launched within Empowerment Plan and is introducing its coats to the public for the first time. Started by Veronika Scott in 2012, The Empowerment Plan manufactures a coat for the homeless community that can transform into […]

Motor City Re-Store grants help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades

Motor City Re-Store grants help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades

Thirty Detroit neighborhoods are going to see spiffed-up businesses thanks to the Motor City Re-Store business façade improvement program. Forty-four long-time Detroit business owners have been approved for grants totaling $330,000 that will help them update the exterior appearance of their storefronts. Another $519,000 in potential grant funding was also earmarked for Round One design […]

Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google has signed a lease with Olympia Development and The District Detroit to open a 29,178-sq.-ft. office at 52 East Henry St. More than 100 employees will occupy the office, which will be alongside Little Caesars Arena. It will  open next spring. “The city of Detroit has a rich history of culture and innovation, and […]

Open jobs could be filled by Detroit’s invisible talent pool

Open jobs could be filled by Detroit’s invisible talent pool

At $1.3 trillion annually, the African American economy is larger than Russia’s gross domestic product.  But sources of talent and economic resources within the African American community remain undeveloped because they aren’t taken seriously, according to economist and author Ida Byrd-Hill. Byrd-Hill, whose book “Invisible Talent Market’’ identifies problems and potential solutions, will discuss them […]

Training for Transformation: Access students help lift Springwells Village

Training for Transformation: Access students help lift Springwells Village

Residents of one Southwest Detroit neighborhood witnessed a recent transformation courtesy of the city’s innovative, new construction trades program. Members of the Access for All training initiative, launched by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, gained hands-on experience by cleaning up five parcels of vacant land in Springwells Village, as part of a collaboration with Urban […]

Companies combine forces to complement Cody Rouge

Companies combine forces to complement Cody Rouge

Twenty-five Cody High School students will work summer jobs at DTE Energy, while 15 men from the Cody Rouge neighborhood further their knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, and painting, through a training program. Meanwhile, thousands of other Cody Rouge youth and families will gain various benefits from General Motors, Quicken Loans and the Skillman Foundation in […]

Thousands of area youth can now proclaim “I’ve got a job”

Thousands of area youth can now proclaim “I’ve got a job”

There are still more young people willing to work than there are jobs available, but thanks to Mayor Mike Duggan’s ‘Grow Young Talent Program’ thousands more will be employed than unemployed this summer. The program is already off to a “really good start,” according to city officials who reported that this week, more than 50 employers […]

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