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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CW50 Street Team Stops By the 35th African World FestivalMusic, storytelling and great food would be the best way to describe the atmosphere of the 35th Annual African World Festival.
Street Beat: Bringing STEM Awareness To Girls And MinoritiesThis week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone looks at STEM careers and the need to bring STEM awareness to girls and minorities. First, SooJi Min, the Board President for the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) which has a new project called Michigan Youth (MY) Girls Say that offers holistic programming to K-12 self-identified girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to cultivate personal advocacy and resilience. Then, Board Secretary Kathie Carruth, the Co-chair Career Pathways from the Kids First Initiative talkS about their recent STEAM Camp for under-served kids. Then, John Paul Rea, the Executive Director of Macomb County Dept of Planning and Economic Development, and Mark Jurcak, the President of Futuramic Tool & Engineering, discuss an upcoming event called Macomb County Manufacturing Day which introduces teens to manufacturing careers. Finally, Don Hutchison, Dean of Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies from Oakland Community College, talks about the PLC Tech program which trains people for manufacturing/STEM careers.
Street Beat: Rebuilding DetroitThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to local leaders who are rebuilding the city and restoring its image. First, Arise Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith talks about Neighborhoods Day and what it is doing to improve the city. Then, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Chief Executive Officer Glen Long explains the programs this non-profit has to encourage economic growth. Next, Derek Edwards, the Senior Vice President of Invest Detroit, explains their program that is supporting business expansion and real estate development in the city. Finally, Chris Lambert, the C.E.O of Life Remodeled, discusses the life-changing projects they are currently undertaking to help make Detroit’s revitalization permanent.

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