Jazz mentoring hitting the right notes in Midtown
Friday, February 14, 2014
Instruction at Michigan State's Detroit Community Music School is done by working musicians and educators who are giving back some of the same elite training they received as students. Gather round as Veronica Grandison tunes into the scene.
City kids: High-quality charter schools await Detroit families
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The Detroit Achievement Academy, James and Grace Lee Boggs School and the Y Detroit Leadership Academy High School are opening this fall in the city. Amy Kuras shows us what we can expect.
A Radical Education Reformer? Hardly.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Kyle Smitley is the founder of
Detroit Achievement Academy
, a new charter school opening with grades K & 1 and expanding by a grade level each year. Some might call her a radical education reformer, but she wouldn't.
Youth Transit Alliance: Pilot program gets kids where they need to go
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The lack of functional public transit in Detroit hits kids hard, especially when there is no bus to get them to and from youth programs. A new partnership, launched by the Skillman Foundation and the Detroit Bus Company, is meeting this critical demand.
FoodLab: Weaving the network for a good food system in Detroit
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Jess Daniel, founder of
Detroit, discusses network weaving versus networking, and how FoodLab utilizes the network weaving strategy to help build a strong good food system here in Detroit.
VIDEO: Downtown Youth Boxing Gym
Friday, June 20, 2014
Athletics. Academics. Community. Family.
The Downtown Boxing Gym
has helped so many. It could help so many more. Video by
VIDEO: Derek Aguirre, Racquet Up
Friday, January 31, 2014
is an out-of-school youth development program which uses the sport of squash to make a difference in the lives of Detroit youth. Here Executive Director Derek Aguirre shares with UIX why this program is so important and the kind of long-term positive impact it can make. Video by
VIDEO: Tom Nardone
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tom Nardone, founder of the
Detroit Mower Gang
, doesn't really see himself as an innovator. He's just a guy who saw a need and a way to address it. While his "gang" has attracted the attention of visiting celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, what gives him the most satisfaction is seeing kids playing on a swingset he just mowed around.
VIDEO: Erik Howard
Monday, April 01, 2013
is the co-founder of
, a non-profit organization that promotes holistic development of youth in urban settings through building relationships, community education, and passion-driven projects. See him and several other UIX innovators on Friday, April 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. at MoCAD as
UIX celebrates our one-year anniversary with a special UIX+ArtXDetroit discussion on placemaking
Detroit Creative Corridor Center
VIDEO: Chazz Miller
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Chazz Miller is founder and director of Public Art Workz (P.A.W.S.), an organization in northwest Detroit creating innovative public art projects that inspire and encourage community participation, and the artistic visionary who joined John George and Alicia Marion to create Artist Village, the micro-neighborhood that is headquarters to
Motor City Blight Busters
Detroit Creative Corridor Center
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