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Resilient Neighborhoods: These two nonprofits are bringing youth-driven spaces to SW Detroit

Southwest Detroit will soon be home to two new youth centers. And at these spaces youth are having a say every step of the way.

Feature Story Bodega Cat in Southwest Detroit

‘A touchstone for neighborhoods:’ How community-based initiatives are reimagining public spaces

From transforming a corner store into a gathering space to a farmers market that showcases local businesses, here's how some neighborhoods are enhancing experiences for community residents.

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Marygrove Conservancy’s Community Impact Incubator creates a leadership program for Black leadersNonprofit Journal Project

Because the need in their communities was so high, Black leaders were often being asked to serve more with fewer resources.

Partner Content Shayla Unik Davis, Unik I Am, LISC, KIVA

Detroit nonprofits take a ‘family’ approach to help entrepreneurs get financially savvy

With a focus on the city’s often-overlooked neighborhoods, a nonprofit collaboration is taking a personal approach to providing training, resources, and support for Detroit’s entrepreneurs, witnessing the ripple effect that investment creates. 


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As Detroit students resume classes, organizations work to address inequities in education

After the pandemic shut down schools, here's how Detroit organizations are stepping up to address inequities for local students.

Partner Content BGCSM’s new “learning pods” will be offered at various locations in Metro Detroit.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan expands with learning pods to house e-learning students

The organization, which services 15,000 youth annually between the ages of 6 and 18 at their clubs and school-based sites, will be expanding their services to house e-learning students with full-day onsite and virtual learning options.


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Culinary educator brings families to Camp Dinner Table to teach cooking, foster engagement

Camp Dinner Table was designed for families to come back to the table to build family unity and cook quality meals together.


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Photo essay: Detroit through a local teen's lens

From downtown to the Dequindre Cut, Detroit student photojournalists set out to capture scenes from the Motor City.

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