We Found Hip Hop, Giving Women In Hip Hop A Space To ThrivePiper Carter, Founder of We Found Hip Hop, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the importance of women in hip hop, as well as how We Found Hip Hop continues to grow.
'MI Kids Back On Track' Plan Introduced To Expand Tutoring For Michigan StudentsOfficials say the proposed plan would invest $280 million of Michigan's $3 billion in additional revenue to address "unfinished learning after a tough few years with tutoring or other forms of personalized instruction before, after, or during school."
Bookstock Returns After 2-Year AbsenceRoz Blanck, Co-Chair of Bookstock, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the importance of Bookstock returning to metro Detroit after a 2-year hiatus, and how the experience of Bookstock is far greater than just buying books online.
Jewish Community Relations Council Connecting Metro Detroit's Diverse Communities Together Through ProgramsRabbi Asher Lopatin, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the Council's role in the Jewish community of Metro Detroit, and the programs it has established.
Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Michigan's Association of Chinese AmericansElinor Ho, President of Association of Chinese Americans, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about her journey to the United States, the ACA's role in the Chinese American community in Michigan, and the bridges that link Asian American community to other communities across the country.
Report: Recess Helps Kids Develop Creative, Academic SkillsThe report reveals that 20% of K-5 students receive less than the recommended 20 minutes of daily outdoor play.
The Diatribe Reclaims Space in Grand Rapids Neighborhoods for Community Art ProjectsMarcel "Fable" Price, Executive Director of The Diatribe, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss this year's 49507 Project, as well as the various youth programming The Diatribe offers.
Mr. E in the D Inspiring Children to Find Joy in Education through Music, Creative ArtsEmmanuel Smith, Founder of Mr. E in the D, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about his life working with youth in communities and schools, and how these kids have changed his life just as much as he has changed theirs.
Grand Valley State University Extends Free Tuition To Students From Low-Income HomesNew students from families with income under $50,000 can qualify. About 400 students who qualified were enrolled during the fall term, GVSU said.
Navient Reaches $1.85 Billion Settlement Over Predatory Student Loan ClaimsNavient, a major student loan collecting company, agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in debt owed by more than 66,000 borrowers across the U.S. and pay more than $140 million in other penalties.
"He's The Father To Thousands", Community Mourns Retired Detroit TeacherStudents recall finding Mr. Coker in a class on the first floor with chalk in one hand, while greeting kids with the other.
Building A Foundation For A Culinary, Health-Focused Future For Our Youth At Detroit Food AcademyTiffany Brown, Program Director of Detroit Food Academy, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about each program hey offer and how the skills learned by each student helps them in everyday life and into their future.
Pathways Academy Building Supportive, Caring Educational Environment For Young ParentsAlfred Greene, Director of Pupil Accounting and Recruiting for Pathways Academy, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the programs they offer for young parents and how he personally got involved in the school to help these kids.
Detroit Schools Shifting To Online Learning On Fridays In December To Ease COVID StressThe Detroit Public Schools Community District said it will switch to online learning on Fridays in December in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the need for mental health relief.
Henry Ford Early College Offers Free Program To Jump Start Wayne County High School Students Medical CareerHenry Ford Early College offers educational and job alternatives to the community and address shortage filling medical positions. It’s open and free to ninth graders in Wayne County. The program grants a high school diploma, associate’s degree and certification in a medical profession in five years. Professions include biotechnology, surgery and pharmacy tech, respiratory therapist, paramedic, medical/clinical practice management, ophthalmic technician. Some continue their education and go into nursing, medical school or other specialties.