This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone talks with local organizations about changing the image of Detroit and changing the lives of its inhabitants.
First, Motor City Blight Busters Founder, John J. George, talks about his organization’s 25 year history of improving neighborhoods in Detroit.
Next, Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center Executive Director Tonya Meyers Phillips and Mayerling Pelekais, a Community Court Graduate, talk about how this organization is increasing public trust in the justice system, assisting in the reduction of crime, improving the quality of life, and meeting the needs of the community.
Then, Rueben Gordon, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Better Detroit Youth Movement, and Myisha Smiley, a volunteer with their STAND program, discuss their efforts to improve the lives of children.
Finally, Marcus Burrell and Eric Thomas, Senior Partners at Saga MKTG, talk about changing the image of the city.