Street Beat: Adoption And Foster Care
This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to experts about foster care and adoption. First, Cassandra Thomas, a Foster Care Licensing Supervisor for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, explains the need for foster parents. Then Shereen Allen-Youngblood, Foster Parent Recruitment, and George Winn, Chief Operations Officer from The Children’s Center, chat about what it takes to be a foster parent. Next, Shaune Marks, the Foster Care and Adoption Recruiter for Orchards Children’s Services, talks about foster care and potential adoption. Finally, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange identifies children who are waiting for their forever families. Michelle Parra, MARE Program Manager, and Jessica Thompson, MARE Recruitment Specialist, share the details.
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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.
Street Beat: Money MattersThis week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone finds out about money matters. First, Joshua Wease, the Director of the Michigan State University College of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; and Christina Thompson, the Supervising Attorney at the clinic; talk about the proposed tax code changes and the impact they may have. They are also the authors of “Master the IRS Maze.” Then, Marshall J. Hunt, the Director of Tax Policy and Advocacy for the Accounting Aid Society explains how to get a head start on your taxes. Next, Margaret Trimer-Hartley, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, explains their programs that teach financial literacy to children. Finally, Brett Jordan, executive director of the Bridging Lost Gaps program at Madonna, and Emma Teller of Catholic Vantage Financial; explain how they are working together to help college students become financially literate.
Street Beat: Highlighting Women LeadersThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks to female leaders who are helping other women achieve and succeed. First, Katie Katz, the Development Director at City Year Detroit, and Cornetta Lane, founder of Stories & ( ___), talk about the upcoming Women’s Leadership Breakfast. Then, Monica Lewis-Patrick, the President and CEO of We the People of Detroit, talks about the I Dream Detroit project that focuses on what female leaders see for the future of Detroit. Then, Impact 100 Oakland County gives over $100,000 to non-profits to help them grow. Impact’s President Mary Pat Rosen explains how this all-women organization is helping others. Finally, Marlin Williams, the Founder of Sisters Code, discusses how her non-profit helps women learn the basics of computer languages in order to successfully find work.
Street Beat: Issues Facing Young And OldThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at issues facing the young and old. First, Holly Gorecki, Director of Volunteer & Community Engagement from The Children's Center, stops by to talk about the Children’s Center programs and their upcoming Holiday Shop. Then Annette Sobocinski, Executive Director of the Child Care Network, discusses the impact of child care on children and families. Next, Jennifer Michalak, the Executive Director of Milan Seniors for Healthy Living; and Jenni Galazka, the Program Coordinator; explain how their organization helps seniors live a full and happy life. Finally, Jenny Jarvis, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B 1-B Chief Strategy Officer, explains how they help seniors with Medicare questions, caregiver information, and more.

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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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