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Nonprofit hires homeless to make coats/sleeping bags

Nonprofit hires homeless to make coats/sleeping bags Veronika Scott of the Empowerment Plan Detroit helps Todd Frank put on a sleeping bag coat she designed. Scott employs and trains homeless women to manufacture the garments that serve as both a coat and a sleeping bag. The coats then are distributed … Full News here – Read […]

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Group sets $  7.5M fundraising goal to bring nonprofit theater to downtown Rochester

Group sets $7.5M fundraising goal to bring nonprofit theater to downtown Rochester

Laura Cassar Special to Crain’s Detroit Business – The last time you could see a movie in downtown Rochester, the Detroit Tigers won a World Series, Frankie Goes To Hollywood told the world to “Relax” and one of the top movies of the year, “Beverly Hills Cop,” had its own Detroit connections. Rochester’s last theater, […]

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ACLU: Nonprofit group improperly barred protesters from Detroit

ACLU: Nonprofit group improperly barred protesters from Detroit’s Campus Martius park

Corey Williams Associated Press – A nonprofit group that maintains a popular downtown Detroit park improperly barred groups from protesting there, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. The American Civil Liberties Union names the Detroit 300 Conservancy and Guardsmark security in its lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit. The lawsuit contends that a security guard […]

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A Detroit Collage: How a Graffiti Artist, Apparel Company and Nonprofit Are

A Detroit Collage: How a Graffiti Artist, Apparel Company and Nonprofit Are … Detroit-based custom-apparel company MyLocker and graffiti artist Antonio “Shades” Agee have partnered up with Art Road, the nonprofit seeing to ensure art instruction in Detroit public schools, to create “Inspired by Detroit: Shades,” a specially … Full News here – Read more […]

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Grand Rapids executive to lead Detroit-based nonprofit

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan taps Wedgwood Christian Services CEO Sam Beals as its new leader. Full News here – Oakland Business

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SpeedConnect to offer free Internet service to non-profit and community organizations

SpeedConnect is accepting grant applications from non-profit or community organizations that would benefit from free Internet service for a period of two years. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit councilwoman resigns to lead nonprofit

City Council member Saunteel Jenkins is resigning to lead the nonprofit group THAW – The Heat and Warmth Fund, which helps low-income Detroiters pay their utility bills. Full News here – Detroit News

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Few Detroit schools get promising grade from city nonprofit

Fewer than one in five Detroit schools received the recommendation of a nonprofit that rates academic performance. Excellent Schools Detroit issued Wednesday its 2014 Scorecard, an assessment of K-8 schools that serve Detroit students. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Nonprofit housing developer starts big makeover project for low income rental apartments

Tenants in the buildings will be moved to transitional housing during the three-week construction phase before they move back into their renovated homes. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Local non-profit hosts girls-only inner beauty workshop

The Good Girl Comeback, a local non-profit that seeks to empower girls through teaching about inner beauty and self love, will hold a workshop next Tuesday, July 1. Partnering with Commerce-based Body Language Fitness and Yoga, the Good Girl Comeback has planned a workshop for girls 12 to 18 years old from 2 p.m to […]

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Detroit nonprofit plans to convert shipping container into treehouse classroom for arts and science

Matthew Naimi, whose motto “Share Your Candy” is scrawled in marker and spray paint in various spots around his Detroit recycling facility, always seems to be cooking up something sweet. Full News here – Detroit News

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Nonprofit will award up to $75,000 for each project for artists to decorate 2 Midtown railroad viaducts

Associated Press – Proposals for a project to transform the undersides of two railroad viaducts in Detroit’s Midtown have been submitted from as far afield as Europe and Asia, as well as North America. Winning proposals will be funded up to $ 75,000 per viaduct. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit […]

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Nonprofit housing developer LINC opens soul food eatery in Madison Square

Menu items include barbecue rib tips, baby back ribs, catfish and brisket. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Michael Rafferty to direct Detroit office of Michigan Nonprofit Association

Michael Rafferty to direct Detroit office of Michigan Nonprofit Association The Lansing-based Michigan Nonprofit Association has named Michael Rafferty, development officer for the Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine, to head its Detroit office. Rafferty, 38, will serve as director, Metro Detroit Partnership, … Full News here – Read more on Crain’s Detroit Business

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Michael Rafferty to direct Detroit office of Michigan Nonprofit Association

Michael Rafferty to direct Detroit office of Michigan Nonprofit Association

Sherri Welch – The Lansing-based Michigan Nonprofit Association has named Michael Rafferty, development officer for the Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine, to head its Detroit office. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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