Inclusivity Through Song
The State Summer Special Olympic Games Return To In-Person Events, Creating an Atmosphere of Fun and Joy in the CommunityTim Hileman, President and CEO of Special Olympics Michigan, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the return of the State Summer Games and how the organization is continuing its mission of inclusivity for all.
Detroit Wireless Zone Hosts Annual Backpack Giveaway, Benefiting Local Students For Upcoming School YearDetroit Wireless Zone is hosting its annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, August 1st through which the store will be donating backpacks filled with various school supplies to local children.
Detroit-Native Starts Baseball Program For City's Impoverished Youth, Hopes To Increase African American Participation In The SportDelrisha Hayes, Founder of At Bat, Inc., joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the programs founding and what her goals are when teaching these kids about the game of baseball.
Former U of M Football Player's Foundation Donates New Uniforms To Youth Athletic Programs Across The MidwestAdam Shibley, Founder of The Uniform Funding Foundation, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about how the foundation got started and what kind of impact the donations have had on the youth athletic programs.
Macomb Co. Executive Mark Hackel Assesses Damage As Clean Up Continues In Armanda After Saturday's TornadoMacomb Co. Executive Mark Hackel says it's too early to tell dollar amount of tornado damage in Armada, suspects will be in Millions. He and the county Emergency Management Director Brandon Lewis toured the area Tuesday morning.
Arts & Scraps Using Recycled Materials To Teach STEM, Creativity In MichiganAng Adamiak, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about how they use recycled materials to form educational programs for kids of all ages, and how everyone can get involved with donating recyclable materials.
Detroit Blight Busters - Fighting Blight In Detroit For Over 30 YearsJohn J .George, Founder of Detroit Blight Busters, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect discuss his 30 years of work demolishing and renovating blighted properties in Detroit's neighborhoods.
The Greening of Detroit Finds New Life For The City and Its ResidentsLionel Bradford, President & CEO of The Greening of Detroit, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the service the non-profit has provided to Detroit over the last 30 years and how it will continue to improve Detroit's green spaces.
Planted Detroit Takes Farming To New Levels In DetroitMeg Burritt, Leader of Business Development at Planted Detroit, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the farming innovations that Planted Detroit has brought to the city of Detroit, and how this way of farming make for a more sustainable future.
Detroit Phoenix Center Supports The City's Homeless Youth, Provides An Inclusive Space For Those In NeedCourtney Smith, Founder of Detroit Phoenix Center, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss why she started the center and how its programs help the city's high risk and homeless youth.
Brilliant Detroit - Helping Families Create Success, Move Out Of PovertyCindy Eggleton, Co-Founder of Brilliant Detroit, joins Community Connect to discuss the organization's mission to improve Detroit's poverty rate and increase the readiness of the city's children.
Breaking The Cycle Of Community Violence With D.L.I.V.ECalvin Evans, co-founder of D.L.I.V.E., joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the process victims go through in their program in order to prevent further violence in the city. 
Is Detroit's Revival A Good Thing For Everyone?Author Alan Mallach, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about how education and lack of a systemic workforce are the two areas keeping Detroit's poverty rate so high. 
Batter Up Waffle Company Embraces The World Of Food Trucks After Pandemic ShutdownKevin Browe, Owner of Batter Up Waffle Company, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the concept behind the food truck and what the future looks like for Batter Up.