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Reflections on community, change, and commitment from a departing Detroiter
Friday, August 22, 2014
As Elizabeth Garlow, former executive director of Michigan Corps and the founder of the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, prepares to leave Detroit to attend graduate school on the East Coast, she reflects on the specialness of the city.
Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit
Matthew Lewis & Claire Nelson
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.
Building a better future for Detroit's black LGBTQ community
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Since 1994, KICK! and its founder and executive director Curtis Lipscomb have filled a unique role in local LGBTQ advocacy efforts by focusing on the intersection of LGBTQ and African American identity.
Global Shapers re-shapes visitors' perceptions of Detroit
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Many attending SHAPE North America 2014 came to the Detroit thinking about cars and bankruptcy. They left with a whole new respect and admiration for the city.
The state of social entrepreneurship in Detroit
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Social entrepreneurship is on the rise in Detroit. Aaron Mondry brings us this story about three local social ventures making names for themselves and how the city and the state are making a splash on the national social entrepreneurship scene.
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Bike and skateboard shop celebrates grand opening in Springwells neighborhood
Reclaim Detroit trains over 300 in anticipation of deconstruction campaign for city
TechTown receives $800,000 federal grant to bring SWOT City to three new Detroit neighborhoods
Bamboo Detroit co-working space on Brush Street open for entrepreneurs and monthly events
(revolver), a new table d'hôte restaurant, will open during the first-ever Hamtramck Food Week
OpenCo city-wide "open house" fosters collaboration and engagement outside of the stuffy ballroom
Detroit Disc Golf now open for free year-round play on Belle Isle
New murals in Eastern Market celebrate changemaking and all things Weird
Kitchen Connect will help launch new triple-bottom-line food start-ups
D:hive accepting applications for rotating retail pop-up program Pilot starting June 6
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Social Club Grooming Co.'s "Shop Talks" not your average panel discussions
Source: Social Club Grooming Company
Detroit's Venture for America Fellows compete for Innovation Fund startup capital
Source: Eleanor Meegoda
Finalists for Knight Arts Challenge grants named
Source: Knight Arts
Hell yeah, Hamtramck!
Source: Hell Yeah Detroit!
New Packard owner joins Freep Film Fest panel
Source: Detroit Curbed
Detroit love: Come feel it at daylong event at Charles H. Wright
HuffPost Detroit: Meet eight women of color transforming Detroit
Source: HuffPost Detroit
Calling all artists: Apply now to do creative makeover of viaducts
Source: Midtown Inc.
Live chat today with Freep's John Gallagher and sociologist Thomas Sugrue
Source: Detroit Free Press
VoteForDetroit.com to give 'Move to Detroit' presentation at SXSW
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