COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / INITIATIVES: DETROIT
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The Skillman Foundation
The Foundation is organized to help create pathways for Detroit children to graduate from high school, and to be prepared for college, career, and life. We believe that when Detroit children thrive, Detroit thrives.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing.
We are a statewide initiative with the purpose of keeping Michigan at the forefront of a national movement known as placemaking. It’s a simple concept that people choose to live in places that offer the amenities, resources, social and professional networks, and opportunities to support thriving lifestyles.
Live Midtown is a residential living program aimed to entice you, as a DMC, HFHS or WSU employee, to live and invest in a Midtown home.
Detroit Future City
The Detroit Strategic Framework marks the first time in decades that Detroit has considered its future not only from a standpoint of land use or economic growth, but in the context of city systems, neighborhood vision, the critical question of vacant land and buildings, and the need for greater civic capacity to address the systemic change necessary for Detroit’s success.
Invest Detroit is a leading source of private sector gap financing that utilizes a variety of funding tools through managed for-profit and non-profit targeted funds to support economic development opportunities in underserved communities primarily in the City of Detroit.
City of Detroit – Investor Loan Program
The Investor Loan and CHDO Investor Loan Program provides funds to assist in the rehabilitation of substandard rental housing units to meet HUD Section 8 Housing Quality Standards or construction of rental housing to low- or very low-income persons in the City of Detroit.
Detroit Urban Innovative Exchange
The Urban Innovation Exchange is an initiative to showcase and advance Detroit's growing social innovation movement.
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
DEGC has been designed to make business success in Detroit possible. Many companies know exactly what they're doing, but need help deciding where to do it and how to get there. That's where we excel.
The People of Detroit (TPOD)
The mission of TPOD is to use vivid portraiture accompanied by earnest, engaging essays to reform the popular notion of what it means to live in Detroit.
Eastern Market Corporation
The mission of the Eastern Market Corporation is to mobilize leadership and resources to achieve stakeholders vision for the Eastern Market District and make the Eastern Market the undisputed center for fresh and nutritious food in southeast Michigan.
I Am Young Detroit
I Am Young America is a social venture that promotes entrepreneurship as a means to combat youth unemployment and boost economic impact in cities. Our mission is to help revitalize American cities by empowering young entrepreneurs to launch businesses, and mobilize citizens everywhere to champion them.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.
Motor City Blight Busters
In its remarkable 22 year history, Motor City Blight Busters in conjunction with its coalition of community partners can proudly claim 120,000 volunteers, who have contributed more than 658,000 volunteer hours to paint 684 homes, board up and secure 379 abandoned buildings, renovate 176 houses and build 114 new ones to make suitable housing for 1,160 people.
Midtown Detroit, Inc
Midtown Detroit, Inc. is a nonprofit planning and development organization that supports the physical maintenance and revitalization of the Midtown Detroit area
Our mission is to showcase Detroit’s exciting present and promising future by creating an urban environment that attracts businesses, residents and visitors.
The D:hive is a physical storefront and welcome center in Detroit’s Central Business District where you will find help with anything Detroit: places to LIVE, great WORK opportunities, ways to ENGAGE, and how to BUILD your business in the city.
City Year Detroit
City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.