5 10, 2015

Refugees find Detroit ‘paradise,’ hope for more Syrians

2017-09-19T12:19:11+00:00

by Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News Rahek Habbush and her parents consider themselves lucky, one of the few Syrian families who managed to escape their homeland, then Turkey and land in the United States, far from the war, death and hunger that hounded them for years. Rahek Habbush speaks of her family’s journey from war-torn [...]

Refugees find Detroit ‘paradise,’ hope for more Syrians 2017-09-19T12:19:11+00:00
15 09, 2015

Bill Ford, filmmaker Spielberg team up for tolerance

2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00

by Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, founder of the USC Shoah Foundation, standing, and Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, during a press conference at The Henry Ford Academy on Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Dearborn. Bill Ford and filmmaker Steven Spielberg teamed up Thursday to expand [...]

Bill Ford, filmmaker Spielberg team up for tolerance 2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00
31 08, 2015

Head Start makes push to enroll more Detroit kids

2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00

by Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News Head Start has launched a sweeping enrollment campaign in Detroit — its first here — to sign up families for 500 open spots in 60 facilities that will offer early childhood education and other resources to low-income families across the city. Avelina Perez-Sandovol, left, and Alejandra Medina-Ramirez read with [...]

Head Start makes push to enroll more Detroit kids 2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00
31 08, 2015

Special players shine in theater camp

2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00

By Elizabeth Barbieri, Special to the Press & Guide Students practice their songs during the first day of The Starshine Children’s Theater Workshop. Photo by Elizabeth Barbieri. Students practice their songs during the first day of The Starshine Children’s Theater Workshop. Photo by Elizabeth Barbieri About five years ago, John Sczomak of the Neighborhood [...]

Special players shine in theater camp 2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00
31 08, 2015

Grace Centers of Hope cuts ribbon on renovated career and education center

2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00

By Dave Phillips, The Oakland Press With the cut of a ribbon, Grace Centers of Hope celebrated the grand re-opening of its career and education center at 90 University Drive in Pontiac. From left: Kim Philip, director of Grace Centers of Hope Career & Education Center; Pastor Kent Clark, CEO and president of GCH, [...]

Grace Centers of Hope cuts ribbon on renovated career and education center 2017-09-19T12:19:12+00:00
10 07, 2015

When will summers of violence end?

2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00

When we all say enough is enough by Frank McGhee, Local Commentary for Detroit Free Press  Detroit’s youth began their seasonal vacation with the unfair reminder that gun violence can happen at any moment in their neighborhoods. This terrorizing of our young and old alike must come to an end. Frank McGhee is unit [...]

When will summers of violence end? 2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00
1 07, 2015

Teens: Apply now for young entrepreneurs program

2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00

By Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press Metro Detroit high school students are invited to apply for the TiE Young Entrepreneurs program. Area high school students are invited to apply for the TiE Young Entrepreneurs program.(Photo: Jupiterimages, Getty Images/Polka Dot RF) The fifth annual session will teach teens about entrepreneurship through training and mentoring [...]

Teens: Apply now for young entrepreneurs program 2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00
29 06, 2015

Spielberg to honor Bill Ford at anti-genocide event

2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00

By Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press On Sept. 10 at a fund-raising gala at The Henry Ford museum, film maker Steven Spielberg will present the 2015 "Ambassador for Humanity" award to Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor, on behalf of the USC Shoah Foundation, which uses visual testimonies from survivors to educate people about [...]

Spielberg to honor Bill Ford at anti-genocide event 2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00
26 06, 2015

5,682 Detroit youth get jobs via Duggan’s program

2017-09-19T12:19:14+00:00

By Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News The goal of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s Grow Detroit's Young Talent program was to place 5,000 teens and young adults into summer jobs. Duggan announced Friday that he has surpassed that goal — with 5,682 Detroit youths ages 14 to 24 heading into employment on July 6 — and that [...]

5,682 Detroit youth get jobs via Duggan’s program 2017-09-19T12:19:14+00:00
25 06, 2015

USC Shoah Foundation Outreach in Michigan Ahead of Detroit Gala

2017-09-19T12:19:14+00:00

With the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Detroit less than three months away, USC Shoah Foundation is busy leading educational programs and outreach in Michigan. The gala will be held Sept. 10 and will honor William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company. Spotlight on the News" host Chuck Stokes and [...]

USC Shoah Foundation Outreach in Michigan Ahead of Detroit Gala 2017-09-19T12:19:14+00:00