Daily Archives: November 5, 2019

Detroit grants for local nonprofits

Local nonprofits working to improve quality of life in Detroit neighborhoods and reflect residents’ culture and history are invited to apply for a piece of least $1.5 million in grants through Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit. The grants provide a “systematic way of inviting, evaluating, and supporting” organizations and their plans for improving communities, Wendy Lewis Jackson, managing director of Kresge’s ...

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These Detroit spaces and organizations are fostering the city’s literary arts community

Nothing says creative writing like the month of November. Since 1999, artists across the nation have spent the month’s 30 days putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) in the name of literary arts. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, inspires writers to exercise their craft, write in community, and for many, author a story from beginning ...

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Penske Buys IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Detroit News Watch

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he owns the iconic speedway, its hallowed grounds, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” ...

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How Empowerment Plan Empowers Detroiters – Detroit News Watch

Detroit, MI  (Detroit News Watch)  – In the time since Empowerment Plan was founded in 2012, it has evolved from an idea in a college class, into an internationally recognized workforce development organization that focuses on ending the cycle of homelessness. By pairing full time employment with a wide range of supportive services, they have helped dozens of individuals achieve ...

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Police Say Macomb County Teen Drove Stolen SUV Into Lake St. Clair After High-Speed Chase – Detroit News Watch

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Police say a Macomb County teen stole his parents SUV and was involved in a high-speed police chase before driving into Lake St. Clair. It happened Sunday night when the parents of a 16-year-old Chesterfield Township called police around 11:30 p.m. to alert them about their son stealing their 2018 GMC. His parents ...

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Chanel Hampton Opens First Coworking Hub In Detroit’s Fitzgerald Neighborhood – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Detroit native Chanel Hampton — founder and CEO of Strategic Community Partners — opened the first coworking hub catered to local nonprofits and community-based organizations in the Fitzgerald neighborhood Monday. Strategic Community Partners, located at 10240 W. McNichols Road, is a national organization that works with mission-driven organizations rooted in education, equity and justice. The 2,000 ...

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Lions Fall Short Again – Detroit News Watch

Detroit’s defense couldn’t come up with the late stop the Lions needed on one end of the field. Matthew Stafford couldn’t convert the fourth-down play at the other end. It added up to another loss for the Lions, who are quickly falling out of contention in the NFC playoff race after a promising start to the season. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – ...

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