Detroit ‘Month of Design’ to Highlight Inclusivity for 2019

Month of Design’ kicks off September 5th to showcase Detroit’s design legacy with events throughout the city.

Curbed Detroit

Venture for America’s Program for Entrepreneurship Taking Root in Detroit

Venture for America dispatched over two hundred new fellows this month to companies in Detroit and four other U.S. cities. 2019 fellows spent the month of July training at Wayne State University to prepare for their two-year assignments.

Crain's Detroit

Atwater Beach Opening Soon, Extending Detroit’s Network of Family Friendly Public Spaces

More than another new attraction in Detroit: Atwater Beach aims to add to the growing number of public spaces in the city. A dream for a greener, walkable Detroit is becoming a reality as plans and planning unfold.

Detroit Free Press

Wayne State’s Urban Innovation District Near New Center Takes Shape

Started in 2014 as a dream for an Innovation District, Wayne State University shows sign of a reality coming to fruition. Leveraging technology to promise an emerging smart city, plans of a refresh for a gathering space will be unveiled in September.

Curbed Detroit

City Leaders Work to Attract and Retain Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

Detroit seeks to attract and retain foreign-born entrepreneurs through the Global Entrepreneur In Residence (Global EIR) program, working with city leaders in partnership with local universities to connect international student entrepreneurs with visas.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Placemaking on a Mission: How Public Space Supports Mission-Driven Organizations in Southeast Michigan

Project for Public Spaces writes on how the Southeast Michigan Placemaking Pilot Initiative is  helping four Detroit area grantees spark new uses of underutilized space.

Project for Public Spaces

The Power of Connection at JPRO10

The JPRO Network hosted JPRO19: What Connects Us, a seminal conference held at Cobo Center in Detroit this year. Hundreds of Jewish professionals from across the world gathered to attend both small and large group workshops, deepen connections, and strengthen their individual capacity to lead.


The Beginning of a Leadership Journey

Two Detroit rabbis share their experiences as members of the seventh cohort of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI) of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

The Jewish News

Harold Grinspoon: A Hand’s-on Philanthropist Still Going Strong at Age 90

For Harold Grinspoon, turning 90 this year, Jewish funding and PJ Library are parts of a legacy that came out of realizing life was about “more than making money.”

Inside Philanthropy

Report: Southeast Michigan has Hundreds of Entrepreneur Support Groups, but Collaboration Needed

A new report released by the New Economy Initiative reveals a broad network of support for those wishing to start and grow businesses in the Detroit area.

Crain's Detroit

Design team’s ‘boldness’ wins competition to reshape Detroit’s cultural district

A winning team in the international competition to reshape and create a partnership between 12 Cultural Center institutions in Detroit was chosen and announced. The design competition was initiated by the Detroit Institute of Arts in partnership with Midtown Detroit, Inc. 

The Detroit News

Grow Detroit by supporting local, midsize business, report urges

Endeavor Insight releases report that explores local entrepreneurship and ideas for growth strategies after analyzing over 10,000 companies in Southeast Michigan.

Crain's Detroit Business

Motown Museum block party draws thousands for music, memories and a new park

The Motown Museum hosts the Founder’s Day celebration to unveil a small but important part of the undergoing major expansion and renovation project. The new space,“Dancing in the Street Park,” a blue mural on the concrete inspired by the iconic Motown ‘M’, will establish a place to gather and celebrate.

Detroit Free Press

New website tracks Michigan startup community

The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator announces an online platform that will connect all those interested in entrepreneurial activity in Southeast Michigan.

Crain's Detroit Business

From Zero to Sixty: One Foundation’s Start-Up Story

Darin McKeever, president and CEO of the William Davidson Foundation, describes the Foundation’s early years, the lessons learned, and the four characteristics of his “all-in” style of philanthropy: inspired, intentional, informed, and inclusive.

Center for Effective Philanthropy