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Feature Story Lindsay McCaw designed and created a peacock puppet for the Carrie Morris Art Production collaboration with the Detroit Zoo.

Carrie Morris Arts Production adapts to continue performing community role during COVID-19

A group of Detroit puppeteers discovered their performing arts nonprofit is surprisingly well-placed to survive COVID-19 restrictions, with established partners, the creativity to explore new mediums, and a focus on equitable access to the arts. 

Feature Story 18th Street Design Build Green Hub

AGI Construction builds Detroiters' stories into green hub design

It's not just a design hub that Tanya Saldivar-Ali and her husband, Luis, are building on 18th Street — the Detroit couple is developing a construction pipeline to connect residents with sustainable careers. But it's the cutting-edge technology they are using to tell residents' stories that is capturing international attention. 

Partner Content The partnership with the Greater Metropolitan Youth Sports league, which itself has served the youth of Metro Detroit for over 50 years, saved the 2020 season for almost 2,700 young athletes.

How BGCSM, Xenith are developing and supporting 21st century athletes

What an athlete does on and off the field matters, so that's why Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and Xenith are partnering up in their shared mission to develop and support the 21st-century athlete. This philosophy is centered on three core values: Competition, Career, and Character.

Feature Story Mersiha Homecare Services has grown from Mafruza Begum's home office to a storefront in a former flower shop in Hamtramck.

Mersiha Homecare Services aims to provide care for Bangla-speaking patients in Metro Detroit

The lack of culturally competent options and Bangla-speaking home health care providers in Metro Detroit inspired Mafruza Begum to open her own business, Mersiha Homecare Services LLC, in 2014.

 

Feature Story With a number of programs throughout the city, DTE Energy offers a variety of workforce development opportunities for youth and college-aged students.

These Detroit workforce development programs aim to eliminate barriers to employment for youths

Now with many youth also needing to step in to provide income for their families as parents have been laid off or are facing reduced hours due to the crisis, the programs become more important than ever. They’re also opportunities for youth who need to pivot career paths from pandemic-impacted industries like hospitality and tourism to more stable job opportunities in the immediate future.


Feature Story A shopper peruses local items at Eastern Market's Sunday Market earlier this year. Holiday Markets are back, with Sunday markets focusing on local vendors selling everything from beauty products to T-shirts.

9 ways to think big and shop small by supporting Detroit businesses this holiday season

From handmade jewelry to works of art, find some gift inspiration with these locally focused shopping events and guides.

Feature Story Life coach Monica Marie Jones

Lessons from a life coach: Exhausted from working from home? How to stay engaged and productive

For many, boundaries between work, school, and home no longer exist. The perpetual indefiniteness of these blurred lines may substantially decrease our capacity for productivity and authentic engagement. This is why it’s more important than ever to be intentional about our mental and emotional well-being in order to sustain motivation while working from home.


Longform A painting at La Palapa del Parian restaurant.

Resilient Neighborhoods: As COVID-19 intensifies, SW Detroit businesses roll up their sleeves

The pandemic hasn't been easy for Southwest Detroit businesses, but they're doing their best to roll with the punches.

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