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Detroit Improvement

Helping Foster the Next Generation of Leaders

Bishop Edgar L. Vann | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit
Bishop Edgar L. Vann

We believe that providing a platform to connect colleges with high school students will encourage youth to set and achieve new education goals instead of settling for the bare minimum.

Becoming a Detroiter Is About Rebuilding a City Through Relationships Not Gentrification

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Detroit doesn't need elitist gentrifiers who are looking for opportunities to benefit only themselves, but citizens who will get in the trenches and help rebuild the city from the ground up.

The Auto Show Is Our Time to Celebrate Detroit... Not Ignore It

Daniel Cherrin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit
Daniel Cherrin

There is so much we can do as a city to highlight the good that we offer. Each of us serves as ambassador of our community to defeat the bad perception outsiders have to Detroit.

Time for Detroiters to Give Back

Eric Moss | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit
Eric Moss

Detroit is a city whose magic you have to experience to understand. The memories of that magic brought me back. I returned to Detroit to make my own kind of mark on our city.

Philanthropy for the People

Dan P. Morrison | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit
Dan P. Morrison

The idea that we have to make a ton of cash before we help others in and beyond our community is ludicrous. The power to impact the lives of others sits with the everyday people who make this incredible city what it is.

Detroit Must Take Advantage of Being the Nation's Poster Child

Fred Leeb | Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Detroit must take advantage of being in the limelight right now to align all of its stakeholders to be positive forces in the process of change.

What Is Our Vision for Detroit?

Daniel Cherrin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit
Daniel Cherrin

We need the cooperation of the entire region including: business, labor, faith based groups, and others to come to the table and offer their vision and solutions to help guide Detroit forward.

Looking to Detroit's Thought Leaders

Adam Corey Ross | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit
Adam Corey Ross

We must look to Mayor Bing and the city council to inspire us with thoughtful leadership. What Detroit desperately needs today is new ideas, "aha moments," not fewer teachers in the classrooms.

Vision for Transforming Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Transforming Detroit is not a short-term process. It will not be easy. It will take significant effort from those who care enough to invest our best in the city's revitalization.

Coming Home

Kelly Driscoll | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Driscoll

I'm not the only one coming home. There is a huge entrepreneurial movement permeating throughout the city. From technology to the creative sector, the excitement is growing.

Living at Home in the 6th Happiest City in the Nation

Leah Moss | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Leah Moss

Pop-up beer gardens, art galleries, and commonplace notions that public transportation should endure have all happened in Detroit recently. Quite frankly, none of these activities should be deemed as a monumental occurrence.

How Can the Foreclosure Crisis Have a Positive Impact on Our Communities?

Phillip Cooley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Phillip Cooley

After seeing the devastation caused by the foreclosure crisis, I wanted to find an action-based and citizen-led antidote to vacant properties and blight-ridden landscapes. I believe that change roots in community.

Why Detroit? Why Now?

Ned Staebler | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

I believe that this time is different. This time Detroit is on its way back. So, what makes me so optimistic? It's a combination of things, and that, in and of itself, is a good thing.

Dear Occupy Detroit

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

We recognize that Occupy Detroit has attracted the participation of people from across Michigan. This is a good thing, if people take the time to understand the current work of Detroit's social movements.