Oakland University Gets Back To On-Campus Learning After a Year Spent VirtuallyGlenn McIntosh, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs at Oakland University, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the health and safety protocols in place for the semester that begins just after Labor Day, and what the university has been doing over the last year while students remained in remote learning.
HAP, Henry Ford Health & McDonald's Team Up For Community Pfizer Vaccine ClinicsIn an effort to get more Detroiters vaccinated against COVID, HAP, Henry Ford Health and McDonald’s offers 2 vaccine clinics making the Pfizer vaccine available to those eligible and wanting the shot.
Teacher Appreciation: Elena Brantley-Phillips, ESE Teacher in the Detroit Public Schools Community DistrictOur final honored guest is Elena Brantley-Phillips is an ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Teacher for students on the Autism Spectrum, whose colleagues from Durfee Elementary Middle School in the DPSCD surprised her on video to express the kind of impact she's had on their lives
Teacher Appreciation: Omotola Oluwole, Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher at Oak Park SchoolsOur third honored guest is Omotola Oluwole, is an Autism Spectrum Teacher at Oak Park Schools' Pepper Elementary, we surprised her with videos of one of her colleagues and the principal of her school.
Teacher Appreciation: Pastor Alonzo Bell - Redeem Detroit, Project NOAH for Teen MomsOur second guest is Pastor Alonzo Bell, Executive Director of Redeem Detroit and Founder of Project NOAH, which helps Teen Moms with their post-secondary education, was our next educator to be surprised by videos from his colleagues and three teen moms that had gone through his Project NOAH program.
Teacher Appreciation: Shayla Scott - Teacher at Herrington Elementary in the Pontiac School DistrictOur first honored guest is Shayla Scott, an Elementary School Teacher from the Pontiac School District, whose colleagues and elementary student popped on the screen to the surprise of Scott.
B.L.A.C. Detroit Magazine's Publisher Brings The Publication Into A New EraBilly Strawter Jr., Publisher of B.L.A.C., joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss his purchase of the magazine, and what he's done since becoming publisher in order to grow the magazine and take it into a new era.
Detroit Book City Shines A Light On The African American Media MarketJaneice Haynes, Owner of Detroit Book City, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the importance of books, especially books geared towards a specific community.
Motown Legend Martha Reeves To Receive STAR On Hollywood Walk of FameMartha Reeves joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the honor of receiving a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also shares stories of her career and what's next.
Shakespeare Makes An Impact Inside Prisons Centuries After His Work Was PublishedFrannie Shepherd-Bates, Director of Shakespeare in Prison, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the program and revisit what some of the women who went through the program and were featured in CBS 62's Eye on Detroit feature of Shakespeare in Prison are up to today
Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan Giving Second Chances To Shelter Dogs, Inmates Through Training ProgramNikki Wynkoop, a Volunteer and Foster Family for Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the program and how it impacts the lives of both the dogs and inmates.
Giving A "Chance For Life" To Inmates Across Several Michigan PrisonsThomas Adams, President of Chance For Life, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the foundation of the program and how it helps transform the lives of returning citizens, and decrease the violence in the state's prisons.
Mario Bueno on How He Transformed His Life In Prison, How He's Helping Others Do The SameMario Bueno joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his transformation in prison and what he has done with his life after his release in order to help others.
Najah Bazzy's Zaman International is Making Detroit a Better PlaceNajah Bazzy, RN, is an internationally recognized healer, humanitarian and interfaith leader who left a six-figure salary as a critical-care nurse to build Zaman International.
College Cheerleader Looks Back On Her Days At Detroit PALJaide Holland, Detroit PAL Aluma, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss her time at Detroit PAL and how those years transformed her life.