Events

Jan
17
Thu
KIP:D Information Session @ Marygrove College Main Dining Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Kresge Foundation invites community-based nonprofits across Detroit to apply for a share of $1.5 million for projects that engage residents in revitalization.

The fifth annual round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit will award grants of up to $35,000 for planning and up to $150,000 for the implementation of projects that reflect resident priorities to improve the quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods. (Grant guidelines can be found here in English. Application instructions are here in English. Additional languages versions are linked below.)

Since 2015, the initiative has supported the creation of an agricultural greenway and other green uses, the conversion of unused second-floor commercial spaces into residences, and it has brought and community organizations together for collaborations in parks.  “We created this initiative because we know community-based groups and organizations across the city share residents’ desire for a better quality of life but need resources and technical support to turn their ideas into reality,” says Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Detroit Program managing director.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) has fostered more than 70 planning and implementation projects to date. Those projects have included the renovation of vacant buildings into a variety of productive uses from laundromats and coffee houses to community art spaces and retail spaces. (Learn more about KIP:D grantees named in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.)

 

“The outpouring of great, transformative ideas has been continually gratifying.” Jackson says.

Kresge granted $5 million during the initial three-year pilot phase of KIP:D. Last year, the foundation recommitted to an additional three years and $6 million. The foundation is now making $1.5 million annually in KIP:D grants to organizations and providing $500,000 a year to provide grantees with technical assistance to facilitate a network of shared learning and mutual support. Kresge is partnering with Michigan Community Resources provide that support to KIP:D grantees.

As part of the outreach to potential applicants, the Kresge Detroit program has scheduled information sessions to provide more information about the application process:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. Marygrove College – Main Dining Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building, 8425 W. McNichols.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait.

 

Michigan Community Resources is also offering open office hours to provide individualized application assistance. Please see below for dates and times for these office hours. Please contact Amber Umscheid at aumscheid@mi-community.org or 313-949-7902 with any questions about open office hours:

  • Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3-7 p.m. People’s Community Church, 8601 Woodward Ave.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2-6 p.m. Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley.
  • Monday, Feb. 4, from 12-4 p.m. Gleaners, 2131 Beaufait.
Opening of Central Detroit Christian's Art House.

Central Detroit Christian CDC opened Art House in November with support from Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit. It provides space for local artists to teach classes and hone their crafts. From left: Central Detroit Christian Executive Director Lisa Johanon, experimental artist Billy Mark, photographer Yvette Rock.

Photo by Montez Miller for The Kresge Foundation.

 

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in English.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Spanish.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Arabic.

Read KIP:D application guidelines in Bangla. (Check back later for FAQs in Bangla.)

Read guide to applying for KIP:D in Kresge’s online FLUXX system.

Go to the online FLUXX system.

Jan
19
Sat
MACC Legal – Low cost legal assistance @ The Commons
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MACC Legal offers low cost legal assistance on Saturdays, in the neighborhood! Cost is a donation based on your income, as low as $5-$40.

MACC Legal’s volunteer attorneys will provide specialty legal consultation—and in some cases, representation—in the areas of:
family,
bankruptcy,
housing,
benefits and disability law.

We are available every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at The Commons Detroit, 7900 Mack Ave., corner of Beals.

Walk in’s are welcome, appointments are encouraged!!

Stop by, lets see if we can help!

Call for more information or an appointment, 313.732.9302, ext. 3

Volunteer with Brilliant Detroit @ Brilliant Detroit
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Repair the World and Brilliant Detroit for an afternoon of service to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy.

Jan
20
Sun
January Citywide SOUP @ Detroit SOUP
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about creative projects happening in Detroit.
Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the dinner.

SOUP is:
a collaborative situation
a public dinner
a platform for connection
a theatrical environment
a democratic experiment in micro-funding
a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
a forum for critical but accessible discussion
an opportunity to support creative people in Detroit.

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DETAILS
Pay suggested donation of $10.

Doors & Build Bazaar at 5p
Proposals at 6p
Dinner around 7p
Winners announced before 8p

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SUBMIT AN IDEA
Have an idea?
Proposals DUE: Sunday, January 13 by 11:59p

Find out more or submit at www.detroitsoup.com/submit

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POTLUCK
SOUP is a potluck style dinner. Bring some food to pass if you would like – your donations are greatly appreciated. It doesn’t have to be crazy, but consider that there are 100-150 people who come to the dinner. Anything from soup, salad, dessert, to your favorite meal. Remember that you get 60 seconds to share about ANYTHING you are working on in the city.

Let us know at info@detroitsoup.com

Jan
22
Tue
KIP:D Information Session @ TechTown
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Kresge Foundation invites community-based nonprofits across Detroit to apply for a share of $1.5 million for projects that engage residents in revitalization.

The fifth annual round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit will award grants of up to $35,000 for planning and up to $150,000 for the implementation of projects that reflect resident priorities to improve the quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods. (Grant guidelines can be found here in English. Application instructions are here in English. Additional languages versions are linked below.)

Since 2015, the initiative has supported the creation of an agricultural greenway and other green uses, the conversion of unused second-floor commercial spaces into residences, and it has brought and community organizations together for collaborations in parks.  “We created this initiative because we know community-based groups and organizations across the city share residents’ desire for a better quality of life but need resources and technical support to turn their ideas into reality,” says Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Detroit Program managing director.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) has fostered more than 70 planning and implementation projects to date. Those projects have included the renovation of vacant buildings into a variety of productive uses from laundromats and coffee houses to community art spaces and retail spaces. (Learn more about KIP:D grantees named in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.)

 

“The outpouring of great, transformative ideas has been continually gratifying.” Jackson says.

Kresge granted $5 million during the initial three-year pilot phase of KIP:D. Last year, the foundation recommitted to an additional three years and $6 million. The foundation is now making $1.5 million annually in KIP:D grants to organizations and providing $500,000 a year to provide grantees with technical assistance to facilitate a network of shared learning and mutual support. Kresge is partnering with Michigan Community Resources provide that support to KIP:D grantees.

As part of the outreach to potential applicants, the Kresge Detroit program has scheduled information sessions to provide more information about the application process:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. Marygrove College – Main Dining Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building, 8425 W. McNichols.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait.

 

Michigan Community Resources is also offering open office hours to provide individualized application assistance. Please see below for dates and times for these office hours. Please contact Amber Umscheid at aumscheid@mi-community.org or 313-949-7902 with any questions about open office hours:

  • Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3-7 p.m. People’s Community Church, 8601 Woodward Ave.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2-6 p.m. Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley.
  • Monday, Feb. 4, from 12-4 p.m. Gleaners, 2131 Beaufait.

Opening of Central Detroit Christian's Art House.

Central Detroit Christian CDC opened Art House in November with support from Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit. It provides space for local artists to teach classes and hone their crafts. From left: Central Detroit Christian Executive Director Lisa Johanon, experimental artist Billy Mark, photographer Yvette Rock.

Photo by Montez Miller for The Kresge Foundation.

 

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in English.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Spanish.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Arabic.

Read KIP:D application guidelines in Bangla. (Check back later for FAQs in Bangla.)

Read guide to applying for KIP:D in Kresge’s online FLUXX system.

Go to the online FLUXX system.

Jan
23
Wed
KIP:D Information Session @ Gleaners
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Kresge Foundation invites community-based nonprofits across Detroit to apply for a share of $1.5 million for projects that engage residents in revitalization.

The fifth annual round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit will award grants of up to $35,000 for planning and up to $150,000 for the implementation of projects that reflect resident priorities to improve the quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods. (Grant guidelines can be found here in English. Application instructions are here in English. Additional languages versions are linked below.)

Since 2015, the initiative has supported the creation of an agricultural greenway and other green uses, the conversion of unused second-floor commercial spaces into residences, and it has brought and community organizations together for collaborations in parks.  “We created this initiative because we know community-based groups and organizations across the city share residents’ desire for a better quality of life but need resources and technical support to turn their ideas into reality,” says Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Detroit Program managing director.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) has fostered more than 70 planning and implementation projects to date. Those projects have included the renovation of vacant buildings into a variety of productive uses from laundromats and coffee houses to community art spaces and retail spaces. (Learn more about KIP:D grantees named in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.)

 

“The outpouring of great, transformative ideas has been continually gratifying.” Jackson says.

Kresge granted $5 million during the initial three-year pilot phase of KIP:D. Last year, the foundation recommitted to an additional three years and $6 million. The foundation is now making $1.5 million annually in KIP:D grants to organizations and providing $500,000 a year to provide grantees with technical assistance to facilitate a network of shared learning and mutual support. Kresge is partnering with Michigan Community Resources provide that support to KIP:D grantees.

As part of the outreach to potential applicants, the Kresge Detroit program has scheduled information sessions to provide more information about the application process:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. Marygrove College – Main Dining Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building, 8425 W. McNichols.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait.

 

Michigan Community Resources is also offering open office hours to provide individualized application assistance. Please see below for dates and times for these office hours. Please contact Amber Umscheid at aumscheid@mi-community.org or 313-949-7902 with any questions about open office hours:

  • Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3-7 p.m. People’s Community Church, 8601 Woodward Ave.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2-6 p.m. Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley.
  • Monday, Feb. 4, from 12-4 p.m. Gleaners, 2131 Beaufait.

Opening of Central Detroit Christian's Art House.

Central Detroit Christian CDC opened Art House in November with support from Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit. It provides space for local artists to teach classes and hone their crafts. From left: Central Detroit Christian Executive Director Lisa Johanon, experimental artist Billy Mark, photographer Yvette Rock.

Photo by Montez Miller for The Kresge Foundation.

 

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in English.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Spanish.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Arabic.

Read KIP:D application guidelines in Bangla. (Check back later for FAQs in Bangla.)

Read guide to applying for KIP:D in Kresge’s online FLUXX system.

Go to the online FLUXX system.

Jan
24
Thu
KIP:D Open Office Hours @ People's Community Church
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Kresge Foundation invites community-based nonprofits across Detroit to apply for a share of $1.5 million for projects that engage residents in revitalization.

The fifth annual round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit will award grants of up to $35,000 for planning and up to $150,000 for the implementation of projects that reflect resident priorities to improve the quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods. (Grant guidelines can be found here in English. Application instructions are here in English. Additional languages versions are linked below.)

Since 2015, the initiative has supported the creation of an agricultural greenway and other green uses, the conversion of unused second-floor commercial spaces into residences, and it has brought and community organizations together for collaborations in parks.  “We created this initiative because we know community-based groups and organizations across the city share residents’ desire for a better quality of life but need resources and technical support to turn their ideas into reality,” says Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Detroit Program managing director.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) has fostered more than 70 planning and implementation projects to date. Those projects have included the renovation of vacant buildings into a variety of productive uses from laundromats and coffee houses to community art spaces and retail spaces. (Learn more about KIP:D grantees named in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.)

 

“The outpouring of great, transformative ideas has been continually gratifying.” Jackson says.

Kresge granted $5 million during the initial three-year pilot phase of KIP:D. Last year, the foundation recommitted to an additional three years and $6 million. The foundation is now making $1.5 million annually in KIP:D grants to organizations and providing $500,000 a year to provide grantees with technical assistance to facilitate a network of shared learning and mutual support. Kresge is partnering with Michigan Community Resources provide that support to KIP:D grantees.

As part of the outreach to potential applicants, the Kresge Detroit program has scheduled information sessions to provide more information about the application process:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. Marygrove College – Main Dining Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building, 8425 W. McNichols.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait.

 

Michigan Community Resources is also offering open office hours to provide individualized application assistance. Please see below for dates and times for these office hours. Please contact Amber Umscheid at aumscheid@mi-community.org or 313-949-7902 with any questions about open office hours:

  • Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3-7 p.m. People’s Community Church, 8601 Woodward Ave.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2-6 p.m. Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley.
  • Monday, Feb. 4, from 12-4 p.m. Gleaners, 2131 Beaufait.

Opening of Central Detroit Christian's Art House.

Central Detroit Christian CDC opened Art House in November with support from Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit. It provides space for local artists to teach classes and hone their crafts. From left: Central Detroit Christian Executive Director Lisa Johanon, experimental artist Billy Mark, photographer Yvette Rock.

Photo by Montez Miller for The Kresge Foundation.

 

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in English.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Spanish.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Arabic.

Read KIP:D application guidelines in Bangla. (Check back later for FAQs in Bangla.)

Read guide to applying for KIP:D in Kresge’s online FLUXX system.

Go to the online FLUXX system.

Jan
25
Fri
Detroit Affordable Housing Conference @ Marygrove College
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Approximately 225 representatives of Southeast Michigan’s housing development, design, and finance communities are expected to attend this year’s conference. The conference is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about trends, programs and policies that impact affordable housing development and preservation at the local, state and national levels. Morning plenary sessions will include a panel discussion on national trends in affordable housing, as well as a conversation on best practices in intergovernmental coordination for affordable housing preservation. Later in the day, the Housing and Revitalization Department will present information on the Affordable Housing Leverage Fund, a $250 million initiative to develop and preserve 12,000 units of affordable housing in Detroit. Other sessions will provide attendees with information on issues critical to building and maintaining an inclusive housing market in Detroit.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-detroit-affordable-housing-conference-registration-53860750956

Jan
26
Sat
Community Land Trust Info Session @ Wellness Plan Building, First Floor Cafeteria
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Presented by
Eric Williams, Staff Attorney
Economic Equity Practice

Saturday, January 26, 2018
10 am – 1:30 pm
Wellness Plan Building
First Floor Cafeteria
7700 Second Ave @ Pallister
Detroit, 48202

Learn about Residential CLTs from 10am – Noon and Commercial CLTs from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

This training is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP to join@detroitpeoplesplatform.org or call 313.338.9396

PLEASE specify whether you will be joining us for the Residential, Commercial session or both.

Light breakfast and refreshments provided.

Hosted by Detroit Justice CenterCommunity Development Advocates of Detroit, and Detroit People’s Platform

https://www.facebook.com/events/430113547534510/

Jan
30
Wed
KIP:D Open Office Hours @ Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Kresge Foundation invites community-based nonprofits across Detroit to apply for a share of $1.5 million for projects that engage residents in revitalization.

The fifth annual round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit will award grants of up to $35,000 for planning and up to $150,000 for the implementation of projects that reflect resident priorities to improve the quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods. (Grant guidelines can be found here in English. Application instructions are here in English. Additional languages versions are linked below.)

Since 2015, the initiative has supported the creation of an agricultural greenway and other green uses, the conversion of unused second-floor commercial spaces into residences, and it has brought and community organizations together for collaborations in parks.  “We created this initiative because we know community-based groups and organizations across the city share residents’ desire for a better quality of life but need resources and technical support to turn their ideas into reality,” says Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Detroit Program managing director.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) has fostered more than 70 planning and implementation projects to date. Those projects have included the renovation of vacant buildings into a variety of productive uses from laundromats and coffee houses to community art spaces and retail spaces. (Learn more about KIP:D grantees named in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.)

 

“The outpouring of great, transformative ideas has been continually gratifying.” Jackson says.

Kresge granted $5 million during the initial three-year pilot phase of KIP:D. Last year, the foundation recommitted to an additional three years and $6 million. The foundation is now making $1.5 million annually in KIP:D grants to organizations and providing $500,000 a year to provide grantees with technical assistance to facilitate a network of shared learning and mutual support. Kresge is partnering with Michigan Community Resources provide that support to KIP:D grantees.

As part of the outreach to potential applicants, the Kresge Detroit program has scheduled information sessions to provide more information about the application process:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. Marygrove College – Main Dining Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building, 8425 W. McNichols.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait.

 

Michigan Community Resources is also offering open office hours to provide individualized application assistance. Please see below for dates and times for these office hours. Please contact Amber Umscheid at aumscheid@mi-community.org or 313-949-7902 with any questions about open office hours:

  • Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3-7 p.m. People’s Community Church, 8601 Woodward Ave.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2-6 p.m. Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley.
  • Monday, Feb. 4, from 12-4 p.m. Gleaners, 2131 Beaufait.

Opening of Central Detroit Christian's Art House.

Central Detroit Christian CDC opened Art House in November with support from Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit. It provides space for local artists to teach classes and hone their crafts. From left: Central Detroit Christian Executive Director Lisa Johanon, experimental artist Billy Mark, photographer Yvette Rock.

Photo by Montez Miller for The Kresge Foundation.

 

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in English.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Spanish.

Read KIP:D application guidelines and FAQs in Arabic.

Read KIP:D application guidelines in Bangla. (Check back later for FAQs in Bangla.)

Read guide to applying for KIP:D in Kresge’s online FLUXX system.

Go to the online FLUXX system.