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Detroit Impact 2011

POLL: Flip Out! Would You Hang At An Adult Playground?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit

New York City is installing adult playgrounds for fitness-hungry grown-ups, touting the benefits of a grade-school workout. For those of us who had...

We Want Green, Too

WBEZ | Posted 12.31.2011 | Detroit

By Zak Rosen Perhaps no city in America has been hit as hard, or for as long, as Detroit. We’ve been hearing about unemployment, vacant lots and ...

Black Male Engagement Amplifies Detroiters' Good Deeds

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.30.2011 | Detroit

Black Male Engagement (BME or "be me") launched in August as an initiative to offer support and positive reinforcement to black men who are active in ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Building Detroit's Future At The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2011 | Detroit

The talented group of media and social justice advocates in the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition are working across generations and throughout the ci...

Complete Streets Coalition Friendly To Bikers, Pedestrians

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Detroit

It seems like a simple idea: Roadways should be safe for all users, whether they drive, ride public transit, bike or walk. But Detroit is the 12th-mos...

Community Groups Come Together In Cass Corridor

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.26.2011 | Detroit

When the East Michigan Environmental Action Council moved into the First Unitarian Universalist Church's complex in the Cass Corridor, the organizatio...

Mowing Their Way To A Better Community

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.24.2011 | Detroit

Do you get a thrill from lawnmowers (or other things that go)? Do you like to hang out and drink beer? Do you think kids should have safe, clean parks...

Hospital Brings Breastfeeding To The Community

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.04.2012 | Detroit

A $1.2 million grant is giving one Detroit hospital an edge over medical centers across the state, and, most important, it's helping the city's mother...

David Sands

Literary Arts Program Opens Up New Worlds Of Expression For Local Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.22.2011 | Detroit

In May of last year, 10 students from Detroit, including Brehonia Reese, flew to Washington, D.C., to participate in a poetry workshop led by First La...

Student Mentor Partners Gives Local Youth A Step Up For Higher Learning

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.21.2011 | Detroit

People often use the word "miraculous" when it isn't really necessary, but for Bernard Draper, a youth participant in a program called Student Mentor ...