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Corktown Races Celebrate 35 Years
Feb01

Corktown Races Celebrate 35 Years

March 12 Event will Draw Thousands, Support Worthy Causes Each year on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day, thousands gather in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood for the annual Corktown Races. Founded in 1983 by the Fraternal Order of United Irishmen – a Detroit organization devoted to promoting Irish heritage and supporting worthy causes – the races take place immediately before the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Michigan Ave. On...

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“Her Cries Are Heard” Working to Prevent Violence Against Females
Nov01

“Her Cries Are Heard” Working to Prevent Violence Against Females

Having grieved the violent deaths of both her sister and niece over the past 25 years, Sheila Hightower White and her family founded “Her Cries Are Heard” last November. The group’s goal is to help prevent violence – partnering with police, meeting with the public, and providing tools and information that will help stop more females from becoming victims. To help promote its mission, the group organized an informational rally in...

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LA SED Provides Activities and Support for Southwest Detroit Seniors

  By John Bentley Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LA SED) has been providing a variety of bilingual services and activities for the residents of Southwest Detroit since 1969. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, it serves both young people and older adults. The senior center at 7150 W. Vernor – in the same facility that houses the youth programs – helps adults 64 and over maintains an independent lifestyle in their own...

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Strides for Seniors Walk Moves To Palmer Park
Aug01

Strides for Seniors Walk Moves To Palmer Park

Caps a 30-Day Campaign to Spotlight Key Senior Issues Detroit’s Strides for Seniors walk and expo will move to Palmer Park for its second year – the culmination of a month-long campaign focusing on key issues facing older adults. Legendary WXYV anchor Diana Lewis will again serve as honorary chair and lead the walk on Saturday, September 24.  The Strides campaign – September 1 through 30 – mobilizes senior centers, organizations and...

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Orthodox Detroit Outreach Serves  Southwest Detroit, Helps Sustain Church
Jul01

Orthodox Detroit Outreach Serves Southwest Detroit, Helps Sustain Church

In 2011, Matt McCroskery approached the congregation of Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral in Southwest Detroit about bringing together the area’s Orthodox community to fulfill their obligations as Christians by serving those in need. His idea was to start with a Thanksgiving dinner, engaging Orthodox Christians primarily from the suburbs, to come to the city and serve. Over time, this expanded into a weekly lunch program in the...

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Non-Profit Spotlight: Detroit’s VIP Mentoring
Jun01

Non-Profit Spotlight: Detroit’s VIP Mentoring

Now in its 36th year, VIP Mentoring helps young people build successful lives.           From its offices in the New Center the organization coordinates a variety of programs to help at-risk youngsters, including: One-on-one mentoring partnerships, usually starting when the young person is in junior high, even elementary school, and often lasting beyond high school graduation Location-based programs, in which...

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