Detroit organizations come together to share concerns about Muslim Ban

Detroit organizations come together to share concerns about Muslim Ban

Anyone, even the least informed, can tell you that we live in a volatile political climate.  The recent announcement of a travel ban, dubbed by many the “Muslim Ban,” has certainly added to the tension and caused fear and anxiety in many Detroit neighborhoods. That brought several Detroit-area organizations with deep ties to that community […]

MSHDA seeks proposals from non-profits to enhance neighborhoods

MSHDA seeks proposals from non-profits to enhance neighborhoods

Ann Byrne and other members the Springwells/Woodmere Block Club spent ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day last year cleaning up one of the entrances to their neighborhood. “It doesn’t reflect how we keep our homes. That’s one of the reasons we are out here,” she said during a joint interview with WWJ Newsradio and TheHUB. The block […]

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 […]

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

The giant moving sculptures that cavort across some of Detroit’s most popular areas will make you wonder whether you’ve wandered into a scene out of Bradbury or Asimov. From now until mid-February, 16 brightly colored, larger-than-life bizarre machinations will light up the night in Detroit. Called LuminoCITY, these activation sites are linked in two- to […]

 MDOT replacing signs to keep you safe

 MDOT replacing signs to keep you safe

Have you ever missed an exit or a critical traffic sign just because you couldn’t see it at night? Got a ticket for the infraction? Well, the ticket is bad enough, but there are a lot worse things that can happen – fatal crashes. That’s the chief reason the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has a sign replacement program. Despite […]

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 […]