Street Beat: Detroit's Comeback
This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks to organizations involved in rebuilding and reenergizing Detroit. First, Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing and Strategy for Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, discusses new job training programs. Then, Mike Rafferty, vice president of small-business development for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and Mikiah Westbrook, owner of Brix, a small business that was funded by the Motor City Match program, explain how the Motor City Match program works. Next, Anika Goss-Foster, Executive Director of Detroit Future City, talks about the impact they’re having on Detroit. Finally, Michael O’Callaghan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Detroit Metro Conventions and Visitor Bureau, discusses the increase in tourism to the city.
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Street Beat: Holiday Giving - Children's CharitiesThis week on Street Beat, in the spirit of holiday giving host April Moss checks out charities that benefit children. First, Detroit-based DJ and music producer GRiZ stops by to talk about his “12 Days of GRiZMAS” fundraiser for the Little Kids Rock program. He’s joined by Little Kids Rock Chicago Program Director, Joe Panganiban. Then, Sherri Collins, the VP of Marketing and Brand Advancement from Make A Wish, and “Wish Kid” Zach Dekeyser stop by to explain how you can help children with serious illnesses. Next, Mosaic Youth Theatre has been changing lives for Detroit children for years. Andrew Huff, Associate Director of Theatre Programs, explains how they do it. Finally, Michelle Parra, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) Program Manager; and Jessica Thompson, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) Recruitment Specialist explain how you can give a home to a child who’s hoping for a home for Christmas.
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Street Beat: The Importance Of Youth MentoringThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson will find out more about the importance of youth mentoring. First, CEO of Alternatives for Girls, Amy Good, stops by to talk about her program which helps homeless and high risk girls. Then, Maggie Blachford, the Edmonson Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. School Representative; and Ryan Fisher, Edmonson Elementary ‘Top Dog’ Coordinator; stop by to tell us about this unique program that allows dads and other father figures to come into schools for mentoring. After that, Delrisha Hayes, the Founder of At Bat, explains how this organization emphasizes the importance of physical education in youth. Finally, Joseph Spicer, author of the book “I Will Not be a Pawn,” talks about how his own personal struggles inspired him to help younger generations.
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Street Beat: Holiday Giving - Children's CharitiesThis week on Street Beat, in the spirit of holiday giving host April Moss checks out charities that benefit children. First, Detroit-based DJ and music producer GRiZ stops by to talk about his “12 Days of GRiZMAS” fundraiser for the Little Kids Rock program. He’s joined by Little Kids Rock Chicago Program Director, Joe Panganiban. Then, Sherri Collins, the VP of Marketing and Brand Advancement from Make A Wish, and “Wish Kid” Zach Dekeyser stop by to explain how you can help children with serious illnesses. Next, Mosaic Youth Theatre has been changing lives for Detroit children for years. Andrew Huff, Associate Director of Theatre Programs, explains how they do it. Finally, Michelle Parra, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) Program Manager; and Jessica Thompson, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) Recruitment Specialist explain how you can give a home to a child who’s hoping for a home for Christmas.
Street Beat: The Importance Of Youth MentoringThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson will find out more about the importance of youth mentoring. First, CEO of Alternatives for Girls, Amy Good, stops by to talk about her program which helps homeless and high risk girls. Then, Maggie Blachford, the Edmonson Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. School Representative; and Ryan Fisher, Edmonson Elementary ‘Top Dog’ Coordinator; stop by to tell us about this unique program that allows dads and other father figures to come into schools for mentoring. After that, Delrisha Hayes, the Founder of At Bat, explains how this organization emphasizes the importance of physical education in youth. Finally, Joseph Spicer, author of the book “I Will Not be a Pawn,” talks about how his own personal struggles inspired him to help younger generations.
Street Beat: Hunger And HomelessnessThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani examines the issues facing the hungry and homeless in metro Detroit. First, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is working to combat hunger and promote a healthy lifestyle with their Healthy Food Connect Initiative. Melissa Smiley, the Special Assistant and Strategy Officer for the Foundation, explains. Then, John Owens, Director of Communications, and Darryl Anderson, the Agency Relations Manager for Forgotten Harvest, tell us how Forgotten Harvest is rescuing food and feeding the hungry. Then, South Oakland Shelter takes care of those without a safe place to sleep and works to end the homelessness of individuals and families. President and CEO Ryan Hertz shares the details. Finally, Mariners Inn CEO David Sampson explains their fight to end homelessness is in the city of Detroit.

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