Doing Good

Doing Good

Miniature golf course on verge of being built in Detroit’s North End neighborhood

Up on Oakland Avenue and Clay, it looks like seven vacant lots in the city of Detroit are about to be turned into a...
College Tuition Free Detroit

Tuition-free, four year college now available to Detroit high school students

One of the challenges Detroit faces is education. Not just when it comes to local schools, but the low level of college graduates in...

Two projects in Detroit aiming to increase access to healthy food & spur economic...

Imagine what it would be like to want an apple, a pear, a banana or carrots, peas, or, yes, even broccoli, and there was...
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Figure Skating in Harlem selects Detroit as their first expansion city

The world of figure skating and the discipline, self-confidence and leadership skills it can bring just opened up for 300 Detroit girls ages six...

Love The Detroit Zoo? Love Holiday Lights? Vote For “Wild Lights” To Be The...

If you’re getting ready to ooh and aah at the holiday lights at the Detroit Zoo this year, that’s great. They are spectacular.You can...

These Special Coats Not Only Keep People Warm, They Also Create New Beginnings

At first glance, it's a straightforward idea. Coats for the homeless that double as sleeping bags. Sounds like a good idea, right?It has been...

Covenant Community Care Receives Grant To Help Patients With Chronic Diseases, Behavioral Health

It’s sad, but true. In Michigan, nearly 17 percent of adults with mental illness are uninsured and find it difficult to get the treatment...

Neighborhoods Rising Summit To Offers Ideas, Tools, Actions To Transform Detroit

Every Detroit neighborhood must be livable, lovable and vibrant for our city to truly transform. Its future depends on it.Our neighborhoods are looking for...

UDM Titans, WSU Warriors To Face Off In Charity Basketball Game To Benefit Detroit...

It took 14 years to happen on the basketball court, but a new "City College Series" to raise money for education in the city...

Nonprofit Awards 10 Cars To Detroiters In Need Of Transportation

Despite much talk about the future of regional transit, the reality is for the foreseeable future, having a car is almost a necessity in...

Dan And Jennifer Gilbert Give $15 Million To MSU For Basketball, Detroit Scholarships And...

Dan Gilbert and his wife Jennifer, who both graduated from Michigan State University, have made a substantial gift to the university from their family...

First Responder Chili Challenge Returns To Benefit Children Of Detroit Police Capt. Ken Steil...

The story of Detroit Police Captain Ken Steil is a sad one. If you remember, he was the officer who succumbed to his injuries...

Got An Idea For A Neighborhood Project? You Could Share In A $2 Million...

$2 million. That’s the amount the Kresge Foundation wants to share with 15-20 Detroit community-based nonprofits with projects to transform neighborhoods.This is the third...

Kids At Children’s Hospital Get A Reprieve From The Really Scary Stuff

She was just about 4 feet tall with straight brown hair and sad eyes with dark circles underneath. She came tentatively down the hall...

Masons Will Put $5 Million Into Literacy And Tutoring Programs In Detroit

Although the exact percentage of illiterate Detroit residents is a question of debate with numbers ranging from 47% to 12%, it's still a serious...
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WATCH: “What Can Come From An Idea Is Awareness.. An Awareness That You Can...

Sure, this video is technically a commercial. But it's also a well-produced look into the founding of Slow Roll, the iconic bike ride that...

Detroit UnCorked Pairs Good Wine With Doing Good

More than 800 food and wine enthusiasts are going to get together to taste wine and support charity at the same time.For every dollar...

Detroit Grooming Co. Debuts Pink Ribbon Soap To Support Karmanos Cancer Institute

One of the area's growing businesses, Ferndale-based Detroit Grooming Co., is supporting cancer research and programs through their new Pink Ribbon, a raspberry vanilla mint-scented...

66 Detroit Area Arts And Cultural Organizations Share $5.1 Million In Foundation Grants

Sixty-six arts and cultural organizations in metro Detroit will share $5.1 million for their operations from The Kresge Foundation Detroit Program over the next...

Check Out The New North End Career Center That Plans To Train 700 People...

Detroit's North End is home to a brand new career center that will help bridge the gap between poverty and jobs for high risk...

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PHOTOS: Inside Zarkpa’s Purses & Accessories, Celebrating Three Years In Detroit

Three years for any business is an accomplishment, and I never need an additional reason to look at purses, so on Friday I visited Zarkpa's...