Addressing Detroit's illiteracy issue
Monday, November 10, 2014
Denise Smith, Vice President for Early Learning at
Excellent Schools Detroit
, tackles Detroit's astounding adult illiteracy rate and asks, how can the Detroit of today build its future generation to be the most successful, healthiest, and best educated yet?
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.
UIX: Portraits of Detroit Innovation
Monday, September 15, 2014
For the last 3 years, UIX has been documenting the growing movement of artists, makers, entrepreneurs and innovators leading creative neighborhood transformation in Detroit. In this look back, photographer Doug Coombe shares some of the people, projects & places he has captured along the way. Want the full experience? Join us at #UIXDET Sept 24-26, 2014 in Detroit. Music: "Baptism" by Passalacqua, off their new album
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
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