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Eye On Detroit - Detroit PAL 50th AnniversaryPAL’s 50th Anniversary event is a celebration of building character in young kids. Since 1969, PAL has served hundreds of thousands of young people through a variety of athletic, academic, and leadership development programs. Last year alone, each PAL kid spent an average of 65 hours in one or more of PAL’s programs developing the lifelong character building skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, and perseverance! In celebration of 50 years of service to PAL children this memorable event is raising funds to provide at least an additional 50,000 hours worth of character building opportunity for the future of young children in the community!
Eye On Detroit - First Green5th grade students from St. Joseph's of Lake Orion turned the Pine Lake Country Club into a learning lab. The 32 students rotated through individual learning stations on soil, water, area measurement and a putting contest.
Eye On Detroit - Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education FoundationGrosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation is a community outreach program dedicated to promoting national and international amateur sailing, maritime arts, education, water safety and community improvements. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club will be celebrating the 31st annual Great Lakes Boating Festival from May 17th to the 19th. The public is welcome to attend this free event.
Eye On Detroit - Rapper Kid JayRapper Kid Jay raps about positivity and does not use profanity. Kid Jay has performed in more than 50 shows at venues in Detroit, New York and Atlanta.
Eye On Detroit - The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson'sLisa Germani sits down with former Detroit Tiger Kirk Gibson to talk about his battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Eye On Detroit - dPOP and City YearHome to a treehouse nook, innovative maps and comfortable furniture, this space will be used as a base for City Year AmeriCorps members to mentor students, collaborate and innovate together. City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools to provide research-based support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate while becoming ready for college and career success. In 2018-2019, 91 City Year AmeriCorps members are serving in 10 schools in Detroit, reaching more than 6,500 elementary, middle and high school students during the school year. Since 2013, dPOP has been transforming workplaces across the country into authentically creative, collaborative and culture-focused environments. Exercising an elevated understanding of office functionality, sustainability and wellness, dPOP designers leverage analytics and research to deliver immersive brand experiences while optimizing operations and productivity.
Eye On Detroit - The Lego GuyBuildup Mobile is a robotics studio designed to promote hands on play and STEAM education through customized programs. CEO John McInerney works in various environments with a variety of skill levels. Whether it's one child in a hospital or 30 in a classroom, Buildup Mobile is ready for any scenario. John strives to inspire creative and positive thinking by building an environment of encouragement and healing.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Music AwardsCo-Founder and Co-Producer talks about the 2019 Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Bridge of Hope RwandaJackie Paige sits down with Rwandan Genocide Survivor Sunday Justin Nzitatira to discuss the April 7th anniversary that commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa.

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Eye On Detroit - Belle Isle SawmillThe Arboriculture Society of Michigan Foundation was established in 2015 to promote arboriculture and urban forestry professions across the Great Lakes region. The community-wide collaborative offers scholarships, financial support, and historical preservation initiatives to preserve the rich history of these fields and educate the public. Our Joe Aiken leads the ASM Foundation as president, and recently, his team has been working on an exciting volunteer project: restoring the historic Belle Isle Saw Mill in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Citywide Poets DetroitCitywide Poets is InsideOut’s award-winning afterschool program, providing teens with a literary community to collaboratively explore their lives through the written and spoken word. By participating in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities, Citywide Poets cultivates a youth-driven narrative for the future of Detroit, rooted in their creativity and artistry.
Eye On Detroit - Bookstock 2019Bookstock, Used Book & Media Sale, is a community service project through which donations of books and media continue to provide enjoyment and knowledge. Proceeds from the sale support education and literacy projects in the Detroit metropolitan area and beyond. The entire process of collecting and sorting gently used books and media, organizing and staffing the sale is 100% volunteer driven.
Eye On Detroit - Lush YummiesLush Yummies Pie Company makes delicious “lemon butta” pies using founder Jennifer Lyle’s grandfather’s recipe, fresh ingredients, and lots of love. But she thinks there’s another reason Detroiters go gaga for the velvety citrus treats: they’re reminders of home.
Eye On Detroit - Oliver Thomas in the DOliver Thomas fashion show held at the Detroit Foundation Hotel to benefit Detroit Dog Rescue.
Eye On Detroit - CorktownCorktown is the oldest existing neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, though it is only half as old as the city itself. In the 1820s and 30s, with the opening of the Erie Canal and the decreased cost of steamboat travel on the Great Lakes, immigrants began arriving in Detroit in significant numbers and settling downtown.
Eye On Detroit - Youth EntrepreneursYouth Entrepreneurs® is an engaging elective course and alumni program that prepares students from fragile communities for success in the workplace and in life.
Eye On Detroit - Mitten CrateMitten Crate’s goal is to help people experience Michigan-made products in the most efficient way possible. From jams and jellies to pasta and popcorn, you never know what items you’ll find when you open your Mitten Crate.
Eye On Detroit - BackBeatInventor Yerko Sepulveda has invented a device called BackBeat which allows bass guitar players the ability to feel the vibrations from the guitar. These vibrations assist the player when on stage or in the recording studio.
Eye On Detroit - Parker's AlleyLisa Germani visits Parker's Alley directly behind the new Shinola Hotel in Detroit. Lisa stops by Drought, The Velvet Tower and The Lip Stick Bar. 3 businesses owned and operated by women in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Women Build 2019Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley kicking off their 2019 Women Build campaign in Ypsilanti. Volunteers are helping renovate a home for Michelle Wilson and her family.
Eye On Detroit Oakland County Better with Breakfast ProgramOakland County Schools "Better with Breakfast Program".
Eye On Detroit - Zeal Credit UnionZeal Credit Union employees volunteering at Forgotten Harvest.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Cookie CompanyLisa Germani visits the Detroit Cookie Company in Ferndale.
Eye On Detroit - The SOAP ProjectS.O.A.P. stands for “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution” and is a hands-on outreach to fight sex trafficking at large events and in communities. S.O.A.P. was founded by author, advocate and survivor, Theresa Flores. On her worst night, after being auctioned off to nearly two dozen men in a dingy, dirty, inner city Detroit motel, Theresa recalled the only item that would have reached out to her, a bar of soap. With that in mind, she created S.O.A.P. — Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution — to help reach out to other victims.
Eye On Detroit - Pet-A-PetPet-A-Pet Club, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization providing pet therapy to hospitals, nursing homes and convalescent centers in the metro Detroit area.
Eye On Detroit - Dilla Youth DayDilla Youth Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.
Eye On Detroit - Quicken Loans Winter Blast WeekendThis is the last weekend to enjoy the Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend in downtown Detroit. Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends has an exciting history here in Detroit. In January 2005 Winter Blast, the festival known as Motown Winter Blast, kicked off as the official countdown to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The festival attracted more than one million people to Detroit during the Super Bowl in 2006! For the past 14 years Winter Blast has continued to attract Metro-Detroit residents to the exciting revitalized Downtown Detroit area.
Eye On Detroit - Invisible Ink Tattoo RemoversDid you know that 3 in 10 Americans have a tattoo? Having that love one's name or image on your body may have seemed like a good idea at the time. What if you changed your mind? Thanks to Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers, that decision no longer has to be a permanent one.
Eye On Detroit - Guilt ChocolatesLike a lot of us, we give chocolates to love ones on Valentine's Day. And if you've been down to the Winter Blast in downtown Detroit, you may have seen Guilt Chocolates. They make handmade, small-batch treats right here in Redford.

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