ARISE Detroit! documentary celebrates decade of bringing neighborhoods together; free screening at Detroit Public Library December 17

For years hundreds and hundreds of Detroiters have worked behind the scenes to improve the city and its neighborhoods. They were here before business moguls began buying buildings downtown Detroit. Before national retail chains and restaurants came back to the city and before hipsters and the new creative class started discovering Detroit. Their work and […]

The FAFSA Makes College Possible

The FAFSA Makes College Possible

Research shows students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are more likely to go on to college. But millions of students eligible for financial aid do not fill out the FAFSA – leaving billions of dollars on the table and their potential unfulfilled.In partnership with the National College Access Network, the Kresge […]

Detroit Mercy discusses role in renewal on eve of $100 million campaign announcement

Detroit Mercy discusses role in renewal on eve of $100 million campaign announcement

Yet another call for investment is being made in Detroit’s neighborhoods and it’s a big one. University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine Garibaldi’s announcement of a $100 million campaign that will support scholarships, academic programs, faculty research and state-of-the-art facilities, while eventually increasing its endowment to attract more students to help revitalize Detroit and train […]

Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoods land $20 million, multi-year investment

Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoods land $20 million, multi-year investment

Growth is good. And it’s becoming more evident in Detroit’s neighborhoods, particularly in the Livernois-McNichols area where government, civic and neighborhood leaders gathered just an hour ago to announce the ground-breaking of the new 2.5-acre Ella Fitzgerald Park development. A morning celebration of the new HomeBase community center and Ella Fitzgerald Park brought Mayor Mike […]

Opportunity Knocks: Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

Opportunity Knocks:  Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

  You know your neighborhood can “be” and “do” better, but getting the necessary resources to support improvement efforts can be challenging even for the most organized block clubs and community organizations in the city. It’s challenging, but not impossible, says Luther Keith, the executive director of ARISE Detroit! Detroit, a coalition of 400 neighborhood […]

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 […]

Harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator Patricia Terry-Ross named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017

Harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator Patricia Terry-Ross named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017

What makes a city memorable? Certainly, it is its green spaces, architecture, business community and non-profit sector. But, first and foremost, it is its people. So when the Kresge Foundation thinks about selecting its next Eminent Artist, it takes into consideration what that person has brought to his or her city – about how that […]