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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Detroit’s kids deserve after-school programs

by: Kim Newberry | Nov. 23rd, 2016 This article was originally posted as an op-ed in the Detroit News.  View the original post. After-school programs can help overcome the many challenges facing children in our low-income neighborhoods. My program, Developing KIDS, provides support with school work, social interaction with caring adults, a broad range of […]

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Cultivating Young Community Leaders

by: David Scheie | Nov. 22nd, 2016 Detroit’s southwest neighborhood Chadsey Condon is home to a large number of Arab American families. A major concern for these families has been their children’s safety walking to and from school, particularly in crossing busy streets like Michigan Avenue. Three fathers approached the community group JIRAN (Join In […]

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Opportunity Summit offers Detroit youth hope, insight, skills

by: Francis Cruz-Aldrett | Nov. 12th, 2016 On Monday November 14, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance brought together nearly 1,100 young males of color and more than 40 companies to Cobo Center Detroit for their Pathways to Success Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit, where more than 350 job offers were made. The Opportunity […]

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Growing leaders through outdoor adventures

by: David Scheie | Nov. 2nd, 2016 Peter Lisiecki grew up on the east side of Detroit. As a 17 year old, he took part in a 26-day adventure program in Colorado and came back a different person. He had discovered he could handle all kinds of challenges and new situations. He saw how teamwork […]

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