Free dental, optical and medical care clinic comes to Cobo

Free dental, optical and medical care clinic comes to Cobo

A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy, particularly access to medical care. Wayne county residents are particularly vulnerable. Although 12.7 percent of county residents receive health care through a combination of ACA enrollment or Medicaid expansion, there are many that are homeless, uninsured or underinsured, according to a spokesperson of the  Wayne County […]

City Tour Detroit brings Underground Railroad to life

City Tour Detroit brings Underground Railroad to life

  A gaggle of people from Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church gather at Starbucks in Greektown for an adventure with the human time machine. They are waiting for Karin Risko to take them back to the 19th century when Detroit was a pivotal location for fugitive slaves seeking freedom and bounty hunters hoping to snatch them […]

Detroit kids on a better path thanks to Ed Deeb

Detroit kids on a better path thanks to Ed Deeb

More than 35,000 kids of varied ages, races, grades and abilities played games and learned about college options at the 36th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day held today at Belle Isle on Detroit’s waterfront. As always, founder Ed Deeb was there to cheer kids on and give them the confidence they need to carry them through […]

MOO U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

MOO U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Catch Finding Dory at family movie night July 12 Southwest Detroit

Catch Finding Dory at family movie night July 12 Southwest Detroit

UnitedHealth care Community Plan and Southwest Solutions are hosting a Family Movie Night at the Pocket Park at 25th and Bagley. Bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs, get comfortable and watch the movie Finding Dory. You can also check out the food and popcorn, arts and crafts and information from community resources. Thrive by […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

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