DTE awards $7,000 to help small businesses grow in Detroit’s North End

DTE awards $7,000 to help small businesses grow in Detroit’s North End

The reality TV show, Shark Tank, has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America. That’s the same thing DTE Energy wants to do in Detroit and its neighborhoods. Its business pitch competition, Bright Ideas for Neighborhoods, aims to help small business owners with bright ideas grow in Detroit’s North End. The North End is the home of DTE’s […]

Comcast surprises 150 low-income veterans, 100 youth with free laptops

Comcast surprises 150 low-income veterans, 100 youth with free laptops

For many low-income veterans and families the digital divide has been as wide as trying to traverse the Grand Canyon. For some that has changed. On August 15 Comcast surprised 150 low-income veterans with free laptops and announced a $25,000 grant to Southwest Solutions for a mobile computer lab and WiFi access points at its Piquette […]

Jobs wanted, but harder to land for some

Jobs wanted, but harder to land for some

Jobs would be easier to find and get to if job posters and job seekers’ needs were better aligned. That’s the findings of a new report that studied nearly 260 workforce and related service providers. The report, produced for the McGregor Fund and released by the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN),  found that approximately half […]

Science Gallery Detroit offers free science-themed summer program at Michigan Science Center

Science Gallery Detroit offers free science-themed summer program at Michigan Science Center

Looking for some fun – and educational – things to do this summer? Check out Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit summer programs schedule. The medley of free science-related events for metro Detroiters includes a film series, open labs and workshops. The summer program series is part of Science Gallery Detroit’s and Michigan Science Center’s […]

Corporate commitment comes in a kaleidoscope of colors

Corporate commitment comes in a kaleidoscope of colors

As Michigan’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has a commitment to diversity and inclusion. One of the ways Blue Cross approaches important causes and events is a literal and physical spotlight that shows off what the company believes in as a whole. For more than 30 years, Blue Cross has used these […]

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit is one of 10 American cities that will participate in a new national initiative that seeks to increase economic mobility for low-income residents. Over the next 18 months, the City of Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving […]

Detroit will officially celebrate Juneteenth for first time

Detroit will officially celebrate Juneteenth for first time

Amidst the many celebrations going on throughout the state, comes the news of yet another “first” in the City of Detroit – the official celebration of Juneteenth Day. The City of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) will host a Freedom Party in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the […]