Partner Content The eclectic mix of retail and restaurants in the East Warren neighborhood is growing and creating a renewed sense of hope for residents there.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis strengthens ties to DetroitThe Motor City and FHLBank Indianapolis working to make positive change

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis may be headquartered in Indiana, but its district includes both Indiana and Michigan, where cities across the region are benefitting from partnerships between the bank and various community-based financial institutions and philanthropic organizations. The bank is making sure that Detroit is no exception.

Feature Story “I think part of it is, even before we can create better cities, it's building better people. It's looking at our own selves and then looking outwards to other communities,” says Claire Nelson.

‘Pay attention to people and relationships’: Claire Nelson reflects on the UIX: Detroit project

Looking back and catching up with Claire Nelson, former director of UIX: Detroit and founder of the Urban Consulate.

Partner Content Rachel Bloch, the Marquette-Alger Regional Education Service Agency’s health education consultant and MFF SNAP-Ed program lead.

Innovative program makes CSAs accessible to Michigan families

A program called Michigan Farm to Family: CSA offers families fresh fruits and vegetables through local community supported agriculture shares at a reduced price.

Feature Story Members of the award-winning Detroit Youth Choir perform for attendees of the press event celebrating the move of the Detroit ACE office to Marygrove. 

Marygrove Conservancy partners with the Detroit ACE office; call for creatives to complete survey

The partnership will conduct a comprehensive census to determine the breadth and depth of Detroit’s creative workforce, making it easier to improve arts and culture programming and secure funding.

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Model D wins four awards from Detroit Society of Professional Journalists

“The team at Model D continuously provides coverage of the people and ideas that make Detroit one of the most dynamic and important cities in the country,” said Brian Boyle, publisher of Model D. “We are proud that the work of our journalists was recognized by the SPJ, and are committed to continuing to use our platform to elevate talented and creative voices who make our community better on a daily basis.”

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Meet me at the altar: Five Detroit wedding song favorites

We reached out on social media to Detroiters to ask us to share what Detroit songs would make their wedding playlists and we got some great responses. Some choices were sentimental, some were fun, some were silly, and a few are NSFW so play at your own risk.   

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Skinner Park: How a park transformed a community’s relationship with its youth

“I’m a parent and I’m part of this community. If one of my kids wanted to leave and never come back, it would break my heart.”  

Longform Family Medical Center Behavioral Health Therapist Alexis Cavins and School Based Services Supervisor Meredith Gilliam at Wagar Middle School in Carleton.

Teletherapy and telepsychiatry visits help Southeast Michigan students improve mental health

The Family Medical Center of Michigan has developed a successful school-based behavioral telehealth program in partnership with 20 schools in Lenawee, Monroe, and Wayne counties.

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Ferndale launches first downtown bike storage facility, with more mobility planning in the works

Ferndale has earned a reputation as a community that embraces innovative biking and walking infrastructure. But it's certainly not resting on its laurels.

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Talking the new HQ, entrepreneurship and staying nimble with the Detroit Bus Company’s Andy DidorosiModel D Explorer Series

“This hopefully feels like another contribution towards making us an entrepreneur-friendly city,” Andy Didorosi says of the new Detroit Bus Company HQ.

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