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Kids and providers at Child Star Development Center

A five-star start: How a rating system is improving quality in Detroit's early childhood centers

Quality matters in early childhood education and child care. Parents want to know their children are engaged and learning from the youngest age. What are the hallmarks of a quality program and who is keeping track?

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Detroit youth harness science to create homegrown solutions to neighborhood problems

Thanks to mentorship from several forward-thinking organizations from around the city, a small but growing population of students are ready to tackle the problems of today and tomorrow through the power of science.

Ned Staebler

Voices: TechTown CEO on the value of failure

Failure carries with it an unfortunate stigma, especially in Detroit's business community. For the first entry in a series on empowering failure, TechTown CEO Ned Staebler writes about his failed run for the Michigan state legislature.

The patio at Ottava Via

The 6 best places to eat and drink outside in Detroit

With spring in full bloom, you need to take advantage of the weather every chance you can get. So we present you our favorite places to eat and drink outdoors. 

Carla Underwood

Michigan Nightlight Voices: What I learned as a 10th grader about the food system in Detroit

The youth program at the Detroit Food Policy Council teaches students about the local and national food economy through interactive trips and activities. Carla Underwood writes about her eye-opening experience in the program. 

Ford's Wagner development was first conceptualized by the ULI Larson Leadership program.

Collaborative real estate development program makes a difference across Metro Detroit

Urban Land Institute's unique leadership program brings together diverse viewpoints to study some of the region's most vexing development challenges.

James Glenn works at the front counter and lumber desk

Brooks Lumber & Hardware: Building Detroit for over 120 years

Since 1896, the hardware store has sat on the same piece of land in Corktown, outlasting the old streetcar system, Tiger Stadium, and perhaps every other retail business in the city.

Alex Clark

Video: Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon at Startup Story Night

Earlier this year, five metro Detroit entrepreneurs performed stories about challenges they have overcome to grow their businesses. Watch Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon tell hers.

Liana Aghajanian at work

A new model for Write a House means more writers in Detroit

Since 2014, Write a House has given away four rehabbed Detroit homes to writers. But because of the city's changing real estate market, they're transitioning to a rental model—which will hopefully mean even more writers in Detroit.

Aaron Foley list

Detroit's chief storyteller: Why the stories of everyday Detroiters matter

The city of Detroit recently created the position of chief storyteller—perhaps the first of its kind in the nation. In a column for Model D, new hire and veteran journalist Aaron Foley writes about his hopes for the job.

Toddlers at Erie Neighborhood House

What Michigan can learn from Chicago about growing early childhood education

Focus on quality in early childhood education is growing. What lessons can Michigan learn about building strong early learning environments that support vibrant communities? And how quickly can we get there?

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Metro Detroit's DIY network offers many paths to creativity

There's no shortage of ways to get crafty in Metro Detroit. Local crafting maven Lish Dorset clues us in on ways to embrace our inner makers.

MDARD

Pickled products, beans, flour, fruit and more: Michigan businesses export food with help of state

Here's some advice from Michigan food and agriculture businesses that are making the most of opportunities for exporting.

View of Keyworth Stadium during their game against AFC Ann Arbor

Is being the coolest team in amateur soccer enough? Detroit City FC explores going pro

DCFC has been one of the great American success stories in both amateur sports and soccer. Now they're exploring a jump to professional status.

MDARD

Military veterans find good fit in Michiganís agricultural economy

Military veterans' leadership training, skills, and perspective give them a grounding they need to help meet the challenges of producing food and rebuilding rural and urban communities. In Michigan, these protectors are turning into agricultural producers.
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