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 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.
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.
Whitmer Signs $4.4 Billion Federal Bill For MI Schools COVID Pandemic RecoveryThe bipartisan supplemental bill distributes over $4 billion from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER, to power schools’ efforts to get our kids back on track. A total of $841 million comes from ESSER II funding from December 2020, while $3.3 billion comes from ESSER III funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan
Detroit Kids Learning Life Skills Through Performing Arts - Eye On DetroitPBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School and Live! is women-owned and is based in the Cody-Rouge District of Detroit’s west side where people ages 3 years and older come to train in music classes, dance, theater, modeling/etiquette, beauty pageantry, and media production.
Juneteenth Not Only a Holiday At The Barack Obama Leadership Academy, Its Part Of The Curriculum, And Has Been Over 20 YearsFor over 20 years the Barack Obama Leadership Academy (formally the Timbuktu Academy,) on Detroit’s Eastside, has incorporated Juneteenth, African History in their curriculum, says they are only 1 of 3 schools in Detroit to have this. They celebrated the annual holiday Friday
Schoolcraft College Opens Its New Manufacturing & Engineering Center In Livonia, Will Offer More Youth STEM ProgramsSchoolcraft opens Manufacturing and Engineering Center in Livonia. Will offer several skill trade programs that lead to jobs. Will also offer k-12 youth STEM programs.
Detroit Public Schools To Resume In-Person Learning May 24The Detroit Public Schools Board voted to return to in-person learning.
More People Urged To Take Advantage Of Free Community College TuitionOver 65,000 adults throughout the state of Michigan are signing up for a tuition free education.
Detroit Public School Community District Returns To Optional In-Person LearningTeachers and Students return to Detroit Public School District. Families and Teachers had a choice to remain virtual or return to in-person
Whitmer's State Of The State Address Focused On Pandemic And Growing Michigan's EconomyGovernor Gretchen Whitmer's 3rd State of the State address, focused on the pandemic and growing the economy.
World Boxing Champion Uses Boxing To Mentor Youth In Physical, Mental EducationTony Harrison, two-time WBC Title holder and Owner of SuperBad Fitness, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about why he created a program at SuperBad Fitness that focuses on improving the physical and mental education.
New MSU Housing Requirements Could Financially Burden StudentsSchool administrators say students have a better chance at graduating if they live on campus through sophomore year.
Eastern Michigan University Partnership Offers Free Or Reduced Tuition For Frontline WorkersEastern Michigan University is offering a pathway for frontline workers to get a 4-year degree.