Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

We’ve all faced that moment, when someone told us “we can’t.” For those individuals with developmental disabilities, the message can be particularly troubling. They face it a lot. Turning that “you can’t” message to a “you can” message is the aim of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), which is advocating for the inclusion […]

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women are rising in numbers and influence, particularly in Detroit, where for the first time a combination of elected and appointed female Police Commissioners totaled six, making women the majority on the 11-member oversight board. “As the civilian oversight board for the Detroit Police Department, one of our goals for the department’s workforce, as well as […]

Conversation creates cultural understanding in Bank of America series

Conversation creates cultural understanding in Bank of America series

Calandra Walker Jarrell looks at the audience in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s General Motors Theater before making a slightly unexpected announcement. “We’re going to have some fun,” says Jarrell, Bank of America’s Global HR Diversity & Inclusion executive. She’s the moderator of “A Courageous Conversation: The Art of Impact.” “This […]

Small businesses are growing in concert with valuable resources

Small businesses are growing in concert with valuable resources

Small businesses continue to open on a regular basis in Detroit, according to The LEE Group Founder Mark S. Lee, who is among advocates helping start-ups, stay up in Detroit. It’s no surprise that demand for small business resources is growing in concert with neighborhood and small business expansions. Among upcoming small business resources, is […]

Help Wanted: 15,000 job seekers needed to fill jobs in Michigan’s Professional Trades

Help Wanted: 15,000 job seekers needed to fill jobs in Michigan’s Professional Trades

Years past, job seekers nearly always outnumbered job openings, particularly in the state’s urban centers. But this is not the case in the skilled trades industry today, which has plenty of top high-wage, high-demand Professional Trades careers left open – 15,0oo of them annually, according to current estimates. Gov. Whitmer call for 60 percent of Michiganders to […]

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Detroiters facing personal challenges that impact their housing needs have a new stake in their community. Central City Integrated Health (CCIH) today announced the grand opening of a renovated, historic building with 26 one-bedroom units welcoming residents who’ve faced homelessness, mental illness and other issues. The Saint Rita Apartments is a $7.2 million investment resulting […]

Gambling and its challenges will be addressed at March 1 conference

Gambling and its challenges will be addressed at March 1 conference

A problem affecting Michigan communities will be addressed in a daylong conference March 1 in metro Detroit. “Gambling: How Do You See It?” is the theme of an 11th annual held at Novi Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, […]

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) just announced that it will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. “Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s benefits on March 3, 4 or 5,” according to […]

Two additional churches in Detroit to provide overnight sheltering January 29-30

Two additional churches in Detroit to provide overnight sheltering January 29-30

With extreme sub-zero temperatures forecast in the next two days, two additional churches in Detroit will provide overnight sheltering the nights of Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30. Pope Francis Center, located at 438 St. Antoine – can accommodate 46 people St. Augustine/ St. Monica, located at 4151 Seminole – can accommodate 47 people […]

Bank of America summer internship program seeks applicants by Feb. 1

Bank of America summer internship program seeks applicants by Feb. 1

Leadership doesn’t begin in the nation’s capital. As a matter of fact, Bank of America’s leadership philosophy stresses that building the blocks of character, commitment and quality begins in neighborhoods and communities where promising youth are found. Open to high school juniors and seniors in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties, the Bank of America Student […]

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