Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University has launched a $150 million fundraising campaign entitled “Boldly Forward” and unveiled plans for a new Learning Commons — a major academic hub to be built on its campus. With the addition of the new Learning Commons, Kettering University continues its ongoing investment in the City of Flint. The university says an estimated 118 new construction jobs […]

National Park Service awards City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board $40,000 grant for African American neighborhood project

National Park Service awards City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board $40,000 grant for African American neighborhood project

The National Park Service has awarded the City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board a $40,000 Underrepresented Community Grant that will push its “Great Migration and Development of African American Neighborhoods in Detroit” project forward. “Great Migration and the Development of African American Neighborhoods” was one of 13 projects selected throughout the country. It will […]

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Moo. Michigan’s dairy cows produce more than 11.2 billion pounds of milk annually, making our dairy industry the nation’s 6th largest. “Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in our state with an annual economic impact of $15.7 billion,” says Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Ninety-seven percent of Michigan’s dairy farms are family owned, many […]

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a record $2.4 million in grants to 25 nonprofit community organizations across Detroit. These grants bring the total of planning and implementation grants to 99 and the total dollars awarded to $9.2 million since 2015. The implementation projects include new pathways and arts programming in Brightmoor’s Eliza Howell Park, a […]

Detroit raises rainbow flag in Spirit Plaza to honor LGBTQ Pride Month

Detroit raises rainbow flag in Spirit Plaza to honor LGBTQ Pride Month

The rainbow pride flag is flying high over Spirit Plaza to honor LGBTQ Pride Month. Flying the flag for LGBTQ Pride Month is part of the City of Detroit’s ongoing support of an inclusive, welcoming city for all. This year’s flag-raising, led by Police Chief James Craig, city officials and LGBT leaders in Detroit coincides […]

Piet Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle receives $1 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Piet Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle receives $1 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Oudolf Garden Detroit (OGD) has received a $1 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle, which is scheduled to begin construction this summer. The grant puts the project within about $350,000 of the OGD’s $4 million overall funding goal, depending on final construction costs. It supports an […]

FCA plant approved by Detroit City Council, will bring jobs to many residents

FCA plant approved by Detroit City Council, will bring jobs to many residents

The Detroit City Council’s approval of a land swamp and other steps gave the green light to the new $2.5 million Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Jeep Assembly Plant and an upgrade to its Jefferson North Assembly Plant. The project is expected to bring a total of 4,950 new middle class union to the city. The Jeep plant on Mack Ave. […]