One million daffodils to brighten Detroit medians and parks by 2020

One million daffodils to brighten Detroit medians and parks by 2020

Detroit has flower power. Daffodils are beginning to bloom along medians and in parks thanks to the 265,000 bulbs planted over the past few years. It’s all part of a beautification program to plant 1,000,000 daffodils across the city by the fall of 2020. Another 209,500 bulbs are being planted by city crews this year, […]

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

The future for Detroiters and the city’s employers just got brighter. We all know Detroit’s long-term growth depends on creating jobs and preparing residents to do them. A $1 million investment by Quicken Loans and Bedrock in the Breithaupt Career and Technical Center will help do that. Breithaupt offers many technology-based, hand-on education options in […]

Women’s Power Breakfast kicks off Gleaners campaign to provide 1 million meals for hungry kids in southeast Michigan

Women’s Power Breakfast kicks off Gleaners campaign to provide 1 million meals for hungry kids in southeast Michigan

There are many, many powerful and influential women leaders in southeast Michigan. On Thursday, April 19 more than 700 of them will gather at the 25th annual Women’s Power Breakfast and use that power and influence to raise dollars for Gleaners Community Food Bank to help  stamp out hunger in our region. This year’s breakfast, which […]

Wayne State’s new $65 million performance complex will help promote Detroit’s legacy in performing arts

Wayne State’s new $65 million performance complex will help promote Detroit’s legacy in performing arts

Back in 1961 Wayne State University purchased the First Church of Christ Scientist building and refitted it to become the Hilberry Theatre, which would house the graduate repertory company. Since 1963, there have been more than 5,600 performances enjoyed by more than two million patrons. As a result, the facility is showing its age. “Space […]

Eastern Market Growing Communities offers micro-grants to help small businesses flourish

Eastern Market Growing Communities offers micro-grants to help small businesses flourish

Growing Detroit’s small businesses is essential to revitalizing the city and its neighborhoods. Oftentimes, those small businesses need a leg up to get them to the next successful rung. Eastern Market Growing Communities (EMGC) knows that. Over the past five years, it has invested $520,000 in micro-grants to spur neighborhood revitalization and small business development. […]

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