Events

Feb
15
Fri
Extended Deadline for Detroit Design 2067 Youth Immersion Program
Feb 15 all-day

The Detroit Historical Society is gearing up to host the second iteration of the popular Youth Immersion & Leadership Development Program known as Detroit Design 2067, April 1- April 6, 2019. This is a special endeavor that positions high school juniors and seniors as leaders for the future by providing an in-depth experience to: 

  • Explore the history of July 1967 in Detroit with the creators of the now national award-winning Detroit 67 Project,
  • Learn and apply Design Theory concepts with lead instructor Chanel Beebe and a host of other professional designers;
  • Partner with four area businesses/community organizations to a develop solutions toward a problem their experiencing, and
  • Earn a $350 scholarship to apply to future educational endeavors.

We’re now very pleased to announce that we will be partnering this year with these four organizations:

  • Community Development Advocates of Detroit
  • Detroit People’s Platform
  • Detroit Public Television, and
  • Global Detroit

The application is attached and can also be downloaded from our Website (*we’re working on getting the updated version online now, but the existing one is still fine).

If you have not seen it already, I also invite to watch this wonderful 10 minute video highlighting last year’s program created for us by our partners at Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

Extended Deadline_Detroit Design 2067 Student Application 2019

Feb
16
Sat
DFH x Empty Bowls Detroit: Women’s Bowl Painting Workshop @ The Apparatus Room at The Detroit Foundation Hotel
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

An exciting opportunity to not only gather with other fabulous women to paint a bowl to benefit Empty Bowls Detroit, but to know that your bowl will be used in The Apparatus Room when any customer orders soup from the menu (of which $1 goes to Empty Bowls Detroit each time an order is placed). Bring your mom, your girlfriends, your daughter – or simply bring YOU and meet other women in the process.

Detroit Foundation Hotel and The Apparatus Room are proud to partner with Bonnie Davis Mellos, Empty Bowls Detroit – an organization that raises money and awareness for the food program at Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs to those in need.

Following the workshop we will be offering short tours of our historic 1929 building for all who are interested – you don’t want to miss out on this special piece of Detroit history!

Details:

  • $20 includes your donation to Empty Bowls Detroit, along with painting a bowl that will be used to serve soup in The Apparatus Room – while enjoying mimosas, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea, and water.
  • Metered street parking and valet parking at DFH ($10) are the best options.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: We will also be having another Urban Hike (open to all) on this day if you want to plan to attend both. The Urban Hike is a 45-minute guided walk through downtown Detroit that highlights the history, architecture, and excitement happening in our special city. Please see the event page for more details.

Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting #4 @ The Salvation Army
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am

Due to the severe cold the Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan Community Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 16th at 11am. The meeting will take place at 3000 Conner in Detroit.

For more info visit www.detroitmi.gov/jeffersonchalmers

MACC Legal – Low cost legal assistance @ The Commons
Feb 16 @ 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

Feb
22
Fri
Life Remodeled: Fourth Friday Fundraising @ Durfee Innovation Society
Feb 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

The Life Remodeled team, led by Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder, is looking to flip the script and shatter some fundraising myths by hosting an enlightening 10 part lunch and learn series on what it takes to achieve high caliber and effective fund development.

Join LR and hundreds of representatives from non-profits throughout the greater metro-Detroit area on the fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at the Durfee Innovation Society to learn from some of the major players in the philanthropy world– funders, donors, volunteers and non-profit staff, who are looking for insight into creating a strong development strategy.


Schedule:

Session #1 :: Friday, February 22, 2019
My Journey with Fundraising: From Transactional to Transformational
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled

Session #2 :: Friday, March 22, 2019
Developing + Delivering Your Pitch
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled and Dan Zwolak, CEO, seeds marketing+design

Session #3 :: Friday, April 26, 2019
Major Gifts + Making “The Ask”
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Ed Russell, President at Russell Development; and Lisa Payne, Former CFO of Taubman; Additional Speaker TBD

Session #4 :: Friday, May 24, 2019
How to Craft + Share Your Personal Story + Why This is Super Important
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled

Session #5 :: Friday, June 28, 2019
The Art of the Nonprofit Fundraising CEO
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest; Kevin Roach, CEO of Methodist Children’s Home Society; Brett Tillander, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties; and Dr. Darienne B. Driver, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Session #6 :: Friday, July 26, 2019
Fundraising Administration
Featuring Brooke Adams, Fundraising Manager at Life Remodeled and Pat McQueen SVP Education at Salesforce

Session #7 :: Friday, August 23, 2019
Corporate Giving
Featuring Doug Maibach, Executive Vice President at Barton Malow; Rebecca Ndombi, Social Responsibility Manager at Sun Communities; Additional Speakers TBD

Session #8 :: Friday, September 27, 2019
Measuring Impact: Why + What + How
Featuring Romy Kochan, CEO of Gingras Global

Session #9 :: Friday, October 25, 2019
Discussion with Foundation CEOs/EDs
Featuring Tonya Allen, President + CEO at The Skillman Foundation and Additional Speakers TBD

Session #10 :: Friday, November 22, 2019
In-Kind Donations
Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Harvey Berman, Construction, Contracts & Real Estate Attorney with Bodman; Terri Rubis, Environmental Account Manager at ARCADIS; Jeff Lane, Connector at Life Remodeled


Tickets

Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person. Lunch will be provided, and $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to one randomly drawn nonprofit organization in attendance each month.

Please note: Tickets must be purchased for each individual session. Please be sure you are purchasing the correct ticket for the session and date you are looking to attend.

Any questions related to the event can be directed to Brooke Adams at brooke@liferemodeled.com.

Feb
23
Sat
Detroit Month of Design Info Session @ Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Design Core Detroit is honored to celebrate the 9th annual Detroit Month of Design this September. The citywide celebration of creativity will gather designers and enthusiasts to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. Join us for an informational session where you can:

>> LEARN what is new for 2019
>> CONNECT with others involved in the design community
>> ENGAGE by joining our Design Ambassador Program or Detroit Design Network

>>ADDRESS:
Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley St #600, Detroit, MI 48216. Next door to the DTE Payment Center.

>>PARKING
Free parking available in the rear of the building.

Questions: Email info@detroitc3.com

The Detroit Month of Design is produced by Design Core Detroit

Feb
24
Sun
DEAL Race & Justice Reporting Initiative Application Deadline
Feb 24 all-day

CALL FOR PITCHES

Are you a journalist with talent and passion for covering the environment and justice in Detroit?

The Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), an initiative of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, is offering four mini-grants of $1,000 each to report on environmental stories in Detroit. Specifically, we are looking for stories that demonstrate how industrial pollution, high water and energy costs, large burdens of toxic pollution, and climate change disproportionately impact communities of color or low-income. Stories may also examine how communities are responding to these impacts through self-advocacy and self-healing.

The goals of this initiative are to:
  1. Inform the general public on pressing environmental issues in Detroit.
  2. Spread awareness within Black, People of Color and low-income populations about the environmental issues they face.
  3. Disseminate information about new scientific findings, policy debates, innovations and evidence-based solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to cover critical issues about the environment in low-income, Black or immigrant communities, and receive funding to help cover transportation and other reporting expenses.

How to Apply

Applicants should write no more than a one-page pitch describing their project topic, how the subject will be researched and covered, explain its timeliness and why this topic needs coverage—just as you would to an editor in a story pitch. The pitch should demonstrate enough preliminary research to make clear there’s really a story, and that it will be possible for the applicant to successfully report it.

Applicants should have done some preliminary research and will have identified 2-3 potential sources to demonstrate that they have a reporting plan. Web and video applications should demonstrate the same reporting focus as long-form written stories, emphasizing context and history.

Please include in the application:

    1. A one-page pitch with relevance to Detroit.
    2. An updated resume.
    3. An email exchange from an editor/producer agreeing to receive the pitch/story idea for likely publication or broadcast. (If needed we can help with getting your story placed.)
    4. No more than three samples of published or broadcast journalistic work. Please include links to these stories — either on a news organization’s website or in the application document.
    5. Applications must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word, Google Doc, or Adobe PDF file to detroitequityactionlab@gmail.com with “Reporting Initiative Application” included in the subject line.

Deadline

Applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. February 24, 2019. This is a hard deadline. We will quickly turn around the applications and choose the fellows no later than March 10.

If awarded, each fellow receives $1,000 and will be expected to participate in an afternoon session with experts working on environmental issues.

Fellows will have two months to produce a print, radio, or video piece.

For more information, visit DEAL’s website at https://sites.google.com/view/detroitequity/stories/apply.

Feb
26
Tue
Keep Growing Detroit Seed Packing @ KAN Books
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help Keep Growing Detroit fill the more than 40,500 packs of seeds that will be distributed to Garden Resource Program members during the 2019 growing season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other opportunities include:

  • Saturday, February 2nd from 10am-12pm hosted by Clark Park Recreation Center, 1181 Scotten Street ¡Únete a nosotros!
  • Monday, February 4thfrom 6-8pm hosted by Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, 11000 W. McNichols
  • Tuesday, February 12thfrom 6-8p hosted by Georgia Street Community Collective, 8902 Vinton Street
  • Thursday, February 14thfrom 1-3pm hosted by St. Mathew & St Joseph Church, 8850 Woodward Avenue
  • Thursday, February 21st from 6-8pm hosted by Brightmoor Artisans Collective, 22735 Fenkell Street
  • Saturday, February 23rdfrom 10am-12pm hosted by Hope Community Church, 14456 E. Jefferson Avenue
  • Tuesday, February 26th from 6-8pm hosted by KAN Bookstore, 9405 John R. Street
  • Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-12pm hosted by Urban Neighborhood Initiative, 300 Longworth Street ¡Únete a nosotros!
Mar
1
Fri
Fenmore Street Block Club Meeting @ Chase Library
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fenmore Street Block Club meets every first Monday of the month at the Chase Library on West Seven Mile from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mar
2
Sat
MACC Legal – Low cost legal assistance @ The Commons
Mar 2 @ 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