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

‘Call Me Bill’ Kicks Off Detroit Jewish Film Festival

A new documentary tells the life story of William “Bill” Davidson: his family history, the entrepreneurial spirit that transformed a struggling company into Guardian Industries, and his passion for and leadership of the three-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons.

Detroit Jewish News

Detroit Driving Innovation in Inclusive Design, New Report Shows

Design Core Detroit has released “Inclusive Together: Detroit City of Design Monitoring Report,” describing the 62 projects that will be presented in Italy in June at the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Convening.

Design Core Detroit

‘Hamilton’ producer comes home in triumph

“Hamilton” producer and Detroit native Jeffrey Sellers talks about the “EduHam” program, an innovative education program offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, bringing performances to Detroit on April 11th and April 18th for over 3,900 students and teachers in attendance from 59 high schools.

The Detroit News

Eastern Market firms up plans for first food accelerator

Eastern Market releases plans for its first food accelerator with a goal to have their first tenants moved in by August, continuing to advance the food economy through the support of a diverse, food-centric community in Detroit.

Crain's Business Detroit

Effort boosts learning for future entrepreneurs

The Henry Ford announces the William Davidson Foundation Initiative for Entrepreneurship. The initiative includes an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, a public speaker series featuring influencers in entrepreneurship, workshops and the expansion of youth programming that leverages the institution’s Archive of American Innovation to create a deep and engaging understanding of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship from a young age.

The Detroit News

Greenways to shared streets: Detroit to revamp 7 business corridors starting this spring

A new greenway and bike path that connects into the Detroit Riverwalk is one of seven projects the City of Detroit is undertaking this spring as part of its Streetscape Initiative. The City of Detroit hopes the Streetscape Initiative will help recapture residents.

Crain's Detroit Business

Bite by Bite

The Detroit chapter of Hazon received a grant from the national office to assist local Jewish organizations purchase “higher welfare” meat and eggs, including Hillel Day School, Congregation Shaarey Zedek and Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.

Detroit Jewish News

15,000 tech worker shortfall pushing firms to seek talent offshore

The Human Capital Report, produced by Start-Up Nation Central and the Israeli Innovation Authority, estimates the worker shortage in  Israel’s tech sector to be approximately 15,000 engineers and data scientists.

The Times of Israel

Trump’s Democratic Critics Are in Danger of Following His Lead

Dennis Ross, the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, offers Democrats four guiding principles as they formulate their Middle East policy.

The Atlantic

Hillel Early Childhood Center Expansion

Hillel Day School hosted a ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of its expansion of its early childhood center; the larger facility will make it possible to increase enrollment of children ages 18 months to five years.

Detroit Jewish News

Plan would grow walkable campus linking Detroit cultural institutions

The Detroit Institute of Arts and Midtown Detroit, Inc., together with 11 major institutions, have joined forces to create a shared outdoor community space, uniting the surrounding neighborhoods with area organizatons.

The Detroit News

Power and Vulnerability in Jewish Education

A graduate of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program writes that teaching with “new power” can improve instruction and can make learning safer and more equitable for all learners.

eJewish Philanthropy