Build Institute helps small business create economic impact in Detroit

Build Institute helps small business create economic impact in Detroit

From tiny acorns, mighty oaks can grow. And from the beginning, the people behind Detroit’s successful Build Institute knew the same would happen to its early graduates. Now celebrating its five-year anniversary and 1,000th graduate, Build has been able to provide access to Detroit’s small business owners, most of whom are women and minorities, with […]

ProsperUS Detroit small business lending reaches $500,000 milestone

ProsperUS Detroit small business lending reaches $500,000 milestone

Talk about an accomplishment – in less than five years, ProsperUS Detroit’s Micro-Loan Program has hit the $500,000 mark in low-interest loans to more than 25 small businesses in the city’s neighborhoods. The ProsperUS Detroit Micro-Loan Program, which focuses on aspiring minority and immigrant entrepreneurs, has helped these businesses get the resources they need to […]

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 […]

Jump-starting jobs: Detroit employers asked to post 8,000 help wanted signs

Jump-starting jobs: Detroit employers asked to post 8,000 help wanted signs

Young, talented and employed. That will be the credentials behind the names of 8,000 of Detroit’s 14-24-year-old population, who won’t have to wait around to  be successful thanks to Mayor Duggan’s call to jump-start summer employment programs for area youth. The Mayor officially kick-started enrollment for Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) this week. The program will […]

DTE Energy & Consumers Energy look for young people to start work in the energy field

DTE Energy & Consumers Energy look for young people to start work in the energy field

DTE and Consumers has plans to brighten up some futures and some resumes and jumpstart young people’s interest in careers in energy. It’s asking on high school- and college-age kids to come work for the company after graduation and providing education avenues to encourage them. There’s a good reason. In Michigan approximately 50 percent of […]

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