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Higher wages and split tips: Working for fair pay in the Detroit service industry
Monday, November 14, 2016
The tipping system is the cheapest, easiest legal way for restaurateurs to maintain a staff, but it also has unfortunate side-effects for that same staff. Some in the service industry, however, are rethinking the tip.
Land minds: 4 creative land use projects aid education of Detroit youth
Monday, November 07, 2016
Detroit has 20 square miles of vacant land. Claire Charlton writes about four projects utilizing vacant land that have the potential to impact the lives of Detroit's youth.
Green Garage turns five: How a business incubator created a lasting model for sustainability
Monday, June 13, 2016
The small business incubator and coworking space in Midtown has proven that its triple bottom line approach is a successful model.
Becoming the media: Allied Media Conference celebrates 10 years in Detroit
Thursday, June 09, 2016
This year marks an important milestone for Allied Media Conference, a nationally-significant conference that that utilizes media and technology to advance social justice. 10 years ago, AMC relocated to Detroit, a move that ushered in significant changes.
Model Dís guide to one of the biggest city-think gatherings of the year
Monday, June 06, 2016
New Urbanists coming to Detroit for CNU24 have dozens of talks, events, and workshops they can check out each day. Here's some Model D-affiliated events (plus a few more) to consider attending.
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Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun.
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Traveling retail event with focus on socially-conscious businesses comes to Eastern Market
The Mercantile, which began September 25 in Nashville and ends December 4 in Los Angeles, makes the second of three stops at The Eastern events space in Detroit's Eastern Market.
Two new placemaking projects launched on city's east and west sides
6 Detroit groups win money and mentorship in contest to improve city's vibrancy, livability
Detroit leads pack with 25 finalists for Knight Cities Challenge awards
Brightmoor residents to open food co-op and community kitchen
Brightmoor's Wellspring youth development center to triple in size after securing $400K in funding
Mobile food truck delivers fresh produce to senior citizens and students, looks to grow downtown
$5 million available to urban innovators across 26 cities, including Detroit
Pop-up biergarten to occur in West Village Saturday, September 27
Oprah presents Detroit Kitchen Connect leader with $25K grant
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Midtown program seeks to prevent residents from being priced out of neighborhood
Midtown, Inc. has launched their "Stay Midtown" cash assistance program, aimed at residents that are at 50 to 80 percent of area median income levels.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Emerging leaders convene to talk #solutionsjournalism
City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017
Source: City of Detroit
Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2
Source: Build Institute
Ron Scott, Detroit peace activist, dead at 68
Source: MLive & Detroit Free Press
Knight Cities Challenge returns, wants your ideas to help Detroit succeed
Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary Detroit activist and philosopher, Grace Lee Boggs
Source: James and Grace Lee Boggs Center
Neighborhood Exchange, a new resource for Detroit communities, launches Thursday
Source: Michigan Community Resources
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog makes short film about Corktown's Ponyride for American Express
NPR host Michel Martin to visit Detroit for national radio series
Source: WDET 101.9 FM
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Local semi-pro soccer player one of area's youngest non-profit execs by day
There are a lot of remarkable things about Ezekiel Harris, perhaps none more than the fact that he was named executive director of MACC Development before his 24th birthday.
Greening of Detroit program helps unemployed harvest careers
NextChallenge aims to smarten up urban infrastructure tech
The Work Department grows with purpose in Corktown
Detroit Food Academy starts selling student-made products through Small Batch Detroit
1xRUN grows globally through mural festivals, brings one to Detroit
Lazlo employs returning citizens to make sustainable clothing
Southwest Rides fine tunes Springwells Village storefront, programs
Detroit Horse Power teaches teens life skills by having them care for horses
Challenge Detroit doubles staff after it hires two former fellows
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