Detroit’s future from the mouths of babes: Young people discuss their neighborhoods at ‘Real Change, Real Talk’

Detroit’s future from the mouths of babes: Young people discuss their neighborhoods at ‘Real Change, Real Talk’

For anyone who thinks Detroit’s young people don’t care, don’t understand real challenges, don’t appreciate the guidance of a caring grownup, aren’t filled with amazing wisdom, or don’t want to work and contribute – think again. As far as Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) is concerned our young people deeply care […]

DTE Energy answers the call for mutual assistance in Puerto Rico

DTE Energy answers the call for mutual assistance in Puerto Rico

by David Lingholm When Hurricane Maria took aim at Puerto Rico, Ana Medina started thinking about what it would take to restore power on the island. Some of that thinking was due to her background as a manager for DTE Energy’s Distribution Operations team. Some of that thinking came from a concern for the island […]

Kresge Detroit Reinvestment Index shows national business leaders, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color bullish on Detroit

Kresge Detroit Reinvestment Index shows national business leaders, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color bullish on Detroit

 These insights, from Rip Rapson, CEO and president of the Kresge Foundation, accompanied the 2017 Detroit Reinvestment Index, a dataset that focuses on perceptions around Detroit’s economic recovery. Last year’s index was the second such annual survey commissioned and released by The Kresge Foundation. A third annual survey will be conducted and released in 2018. […]

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

by Kresge Foundation Staff Detroit pediatrician, Dr. Nakia Williams, discusses the importance of treating the whole child and not just the illness. Internalized stress can exacerbate certain health conditions, like asthma (a prevalent condition in Detroit), and lead to behavioral issues. One problem can quickly become many. Williams shares those observations as a member of […]

Southwest Solutions celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Southwest Solutions celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Native Americans have rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and have made important contributions to our nation. Every November we celebrate those during Native American Heritage Month. This year about 40 Southwest Solutions’ staff and several community residents commemorated the event with a potluck and presentations by two local members of Native American tribes. […]

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Dan Gilbert’s Motor City vision plus, affordable housing

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Dan Gilbert’s Motor City vision plus, affordable housing

Dan Gilbert has spent well over $3 billion on buildings in the Motor City the past several years, with bigger plans ahead. That from Matt Cullen principal of Gilbert’s Rock Ventures who appeared with Carol Cain, senior producer and host of CBS Channel 62’s “Michigan Matters,” who talked about the game plan. Matt Cullen, principal […]

Can our neighborhoods benefit from downtown and Midtown investment? Maybe, say local leaders

Can our neighborhoods benefit from downtown and Midtown investment? Maybe, say local leaders

Fifty leaders – ranging from corporate to grass roots residents, foundations to community development professionals, academics to bankers – converged on Baker’s Keyboard Lounge on Thursday, July 27 to mull this question over, all the while feasting on Baker’s trademark “catfish nuggets” and peach cobbler. In a wide-ranging conversation co-moderated by Donna Murray Brown of […]