Impact Squared 2019 Application Deadline
Feb 13 all-day

Impact2 is a program developed by JFM Consulting Group that uses a friendly story-telling competition to provide an opportunity for Detroit’s nonprofit organizations to win up to $50,000 in a variety bundled pro bono services from a number of local, high quality small business and entrepreneurs.

The goal is to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations and to increase their impact in the community. Impact2 also provides a vehicle for engaging local businesses and entrepreneurs in supporting Detroit’s nonprofit community, and for demonstrating the measurable social impact that these businesses are making.

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Detroit that has been operating for at least two years is eligible to apply. Organizations that do not yet have 501(c)(3), but have been operating for at least two years may apply using a fiduciary. There are no restrictions in terms of annual budget. Applications will be accepted beginning January 9th, 2019 through February 13th, 2019.

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Detroiters Speak Winter 2019: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies and Borders in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Winter 2019 Detroiters Speak series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit.

Each week will feature different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion.

  • Public welcome and encouraged to attend
  • Light dinner provided
  • Free transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit
  • Free parking provided in WSU lot 62

Upcoming Dates: Feb 21, 28; March 21, 28, 27; April 4, 11

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave.

Sponsors: Semester in Detroit, Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL)/Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, University of Michigan Detroit Center, Wayne State University Department of African American Studies

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