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Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the FCA Foundation Dedicate New Home Just in Time for the Holidays

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December 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, dedicated a new home this morning in the Morningside Commons community on Detroit’s east side.

Points of Light Announces Detroit as Host City for the 2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service

Accepting 2016 Proposals for Workshops
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ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light announced today that Detroit has been named host city for the 2016 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which will be held at the Cobo Center June 27-29, 2016. Points of Light is currently calling for proposals for thought-leading and innovative workshops as part of the annual Conference.

26,000 DPS Elementary School Children Get a Hand in Fighting Winter Cold from Mittens for Detroit and FCA US

Mitten Drop Aims to Keep Children Safe and Warm
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December 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - With temperatures continuing to drop, exposure to the cold can cause serious or life-threatening health problems for young children -- many of whom must walk several blocks to school.

GM’s Urban Garden Project is the Bee’s Knees

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When the rooftop garden at the parking garage adjacent to GM’s world headquarters gets started each summer, tenants inside the Detroit skyscraper watch the transformation of a once-empty section of the garage blossom into an ever-growing green space. The addition of honeybee hives helped pollinate the gardens, and now GM manufacturing scrap is providing insulation in the bees’ winter homes.  

A Comeback Tale of Two Cities

Inner-City Youth Paid to Improve Challenged Neighborhoods and Learn from Retired Auto Execs
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If you drive through the City of Detroit, it’s almost a tale of two cities. There’s the city of business growth and revitalization, but there’s also the city of neighborhood blight and decades of decay.

As a top employer and industry leader in the state, General Motors is driven to serve and improve our communities. One way we do this is through an internship program called GM Student Corps, which pays students to perform community service projects in challenged neighborhoods while partnering with GM retirees to learn valuable life and career skills. 

Detroit Development Fund, JPMorgan Chase and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announce First Loan Recipients of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

Four Detroit-based minority-owned small businesses receiving $325,000 in loans are providing lighting, construction and retail services from the city’s neighborhoods to downtown
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Detroit, December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Detroit Development Fund (DDF), JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced the first four Detroit-based minority-owned small businesses receiving loans and lines of credit from the Entrepreneurs of Color (EOC) Fund. The lending from this $6.5 million program is going to Detroit-based neighborhood businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color and businesses that primarily hire people of color.

Law Offices of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman Partner with Forgotten Harvest to Feed Detroit Families in Need

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DETROIT, Nov. 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The team of experienced lawyers at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. has teamed up with Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue operation, to help feed Metro Detroit’s food-insecure individuals and families. Through its participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, the law offices of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman will fund needed equipment upgrades and food supplies to support Forgotten Harvest’s food rescue and distribution efforts.

Macomb Innovation Fund Awards $300,000 to Five Detroit-area Technology-focused Startups

Unique initiative provides mentoring and capital to early-stage businesses, as well as learning opportunities for Macomb Community College’s students
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WARREN, Mich., November 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Five early-stage companies from Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will receive $300,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, Powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.  

A Comeback Tale of Two Cities

by Heidi Magyar
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If you drive through the City of Detroit, it’s almost a tale of two cities. There’s the city of business growth and revitalization, but there’s also the city of neighborhood blight and decades of decay.

The Sam Bernstein Law Firm Supports Special Needs Swim Program For YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Youth

Firm to Fund Swim Program for 216 Children with Special Needs
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DETROIT, September 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Sam Bernstein Law Firm has provided funding to the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit’s “Detroit Swims” program, thanks to a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program. The Sam Bernstein Law Firm’s support will provide eight-week swimming lessons at the Boll Family YMCA for 216 children with physical and cognitive impairments from September 2015 through April 2016.

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