Brilliant Detroit Is Dedicated To Building Kid Success FamiliesBrilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school-ready, healthy and stable.
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WWII Glider Restored For All To SeeA group of Yankee Air Museum volunteers, some who also happen to be veterans, came together to restore a glider once used to train pilots in WWII.
Brilliant Detroit Creates Kid Success Neighborhoods To Build Strong Foundations Of SupportCindy Eggleton, Co-Founder & CEO of Brilliant Detroit, joined Lisa Germani on COMMUNITY CONNECT to talk about how Brilliant Detroit's Kid Success Neighborhoods provide school readiness programs to kids and support systems for families.
Covenant House Michigan Provides Sanctuary, Support To Homeless YouthGerry Piro, Executive Director of Covenant House Michigan, joined Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about how Covenant House is able to offer housing and support services to young people in need that currently is reaching 74,000 youth every year.
Lyricist Society Helps Kids Use Hip Hop As A Creative Outlet Inside The ClassroomOn this week's Community Connect, Lisa Germani sat down with Quan Neloms, founder of Lyricist Society, to talk about how he is transforming student's school lives through the creative use of hip hop in the classroom.
Teach 313 Looks To Make Detroit The Best City For EducatorsChanel Hampton, Founder and CEO of Strategic Community Partners - Teach 313, and Quan Neloms, Founder of In Demand and Teach 313 Educator-in-Residence, joined Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about Detroit's need for educators and how their fellowship program is helping to fix that need.
The Community Connect Cooking Segment Is Back With Sweet Magnolia'sJohnny Cannon, the owner of Sweet Magnolia’s and Jathan Cannon, Manager of Sweet Magnolia's, joined Host Lisa Germani in the kitchen on Community Connect to show how to prepare one of their famous side dishes while explaining some of the history behind the dish.
Independent Label, Underground Resistance, Explains the Birth of Techno in DetroitJohn Collins, from Underground Resistance, sat down with Host Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the Belleville Three and the musical style known as Techno that originated in Detroit. He explains how Detroit Techno has helped provide opportunities for the African American community.
Art Road Nonprofit Brings Art Class Back Into Detroit Area SchoolsCarol Hofgartner joins Lisa Germani on COMMUNITY CONNECT to talk about how Art Road has brought art class back into five schools, while serving 14,000 students over 15 years.
Former WGPR-TV Employees Share The History of America's First African American-Owned Television StationOn this week's Community Connect, Lisa Germani went over to the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum to talk with four former employees of WGPR-TV about their experiences at the station and what it meant to them to find work at the first African America owned and operated television station in the United States.
I Heart Dogs Rescue And Animal Haven Helps Bring To Light The Important Role Pets Play In People’s LivesBritney Donnelly an employee at I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven and special guest Barry, a Great Dane mix, join host Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about their rescue and the impact pets can have on a person’s physical and mental health.
Detroit Pal Helps To Transform Children’s Lives In The Detroit Area by Keeping Them ActiveRobert Jamerson, the CEO of Detroit PAL as well as Officer Michael Richardson, a PAL Team Program Officer, and Detroit Police Officer joined Host Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about how physical exercise not only helps kids physically but in a multitude of areas in their lives.
Area Agency On Aging 1-B Focuses On Importance Of Keeping Seniors Mentally, Physically ActiveJenny Jarvis Chief Communications & Strategy Officer Area Agency on Aging 1-B, sat down with Community Connect Host Lisa Germani to talk about how it is important to keep seniors physically and mentally active within the community.
The American Heart Association's 'Go Red For Women' Movement Looks To End Heart Disease In WomenDr. Pamela Marcovitz, Founder of Go Red For Women, joined Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss this year's Go Red For Women movement and how the American Heart Association is fighting to end heart disease in women.