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A member of Stitching Up Detroit inks a shirt at the screen printing facility at Grace in Action

Churches as business incubators? In some Detroit neighborhoods, absolutely

Typically thought of as inhabiting only the spiritual realm or providing support for the indigent, Detroit churches are branching out to be more than that for their neighborhoods—as business incubators and job skill trainers.

Phillis Judkins, longtime North End Resident

Just try keeping up with Phillis Judkins, the 70-year-old North End resident who does everything

Since moving to the North End and becoming captain of her block club, the tireless Phillis Judkins has started a safety patrol team and after-school education group. Now she wants to build a putt-putt golf course.

Marlin Page Williams, founder of Sisters Code

These organizations are training Detroiters for the modern tech economy

Do Detroiters have the skills necessary to get hired in the modern, STEM economy? Several organizations are making sure that they do.

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Facing a changing future, Midland reimagines its identity

In the wake of an historic merger between Dow and DuPont, Midland’s civic leaders are finding new ways to strengthen the city's image for young talent.

Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Food Security Network & D-Town Farms

What is the North End? An overview of the latest On the Ground neighborhood

To introduce the latest "On the Ground," series editor Imani Mixon provides a brief overview of the the people, history, and geography of the neighborhood she'll be covering: the North End. 

Chase Cantrell, founder of Building Community Value, speaks during a session of Better Buildings, Better Blocks

New real-estate program gives Detroiters the tools to invest in their neighborhoods

In the course Better Buildings, Better Blocks, participants learn how to do every essential aspect of purchasing a property not for the purposes flipping real-estate, but to create lasting community value. 

Flint Water Project by Pope.L at What Pipeline

Selling Flint's water? Art installation raises funds and awareness for Flint, Detroit water victims

The "Flint Water Project," a multifaceted installation/performance piece by the Chicago-based artist William Pope.L currently on view at What Pipeline, seeks to raise $100,000 for charity by bottling and selling water from Flint.

The partners of Century Partners (left to right: David Alade, Kim Dowdell, Andrew Colom)

Neighborhood-focused real estate firm Century Partners to be honored at TechTown awards

What's more remarkable than the speed with which Century Partners has achieved its success is the manner in which they've achieved it—though a holistic approach to neighborhood development.

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