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Corktown 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.

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Eye On Detroit - River RaisinRiver Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in SE Michigan. The Battle resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s American Indian confederation and the greatest defeat for the U.S. The resulting rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred support for the rest of the war.
Eye On Detroit - Selfridge Air MuseumIn 1975, the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association (MAGHA) and the Selfridge Military Air Museum were formed by a group of Air National Guard officers and enlisted personnel. Our mission is to help preserve the heritage and traditions of the Michigan Air National Guard, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, and the units that are/or were stationed there.
Eye On Detroit - Michigan Veterans Affairs AgencyIn the second of several planned COVID-19 veteran vaccination clinics around Michigan, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) vaccinated veterans, their spouses, family members and caregivers on April 26 at the Lakeside Mall Drive-Thru in Sterling Heights. All vaccine recipients must be 18 or older.
Eye On Detroit - SASSThe mission at SAAS is to bring Hope,Help, and Healing to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault within the black and African American community without regards to gender, sexual orientation, religious or faith affiliation (or none at all), economic status, or culture.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Kitchen ConnectDetroit Kitchen Connect, an Eastern Market Corporation program, supports a diverse group of entrepreneurs doing what they love and contributing to Detroit’s growing good food system. In collaboration with local partners, we seek to make kitchens more accessible and turn neighborhoods into food entrepreneurship hubs. We make this possible through technical assistance, workshops, and other startup services.
Eye On Detroit - Pure MichiganBreathtaking landscapes, starry skies, family fun, outdoor adventures and places to shop, eat and stay local—everyone can experience it all in Pure Michigan.
Eye On Detroit - Motor City Makeover 365Motor City Makeover 365 has evolved over the past 30 years. MCM365 is an annual citywide volunteer cleanup and beautification initiative. Partnering with block clubs on their clean-up efforts has become essential to the success of this initiative over the years.
Eye On Detroit - DLIVEDLIVE is currently based out of Detroit Medical Center – Sinai Grace Hospital with the Wayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine. The medical literature shows that once someone is injured as a result of interpersonal violence, they are at increased risk for repeat injury and death. Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was borne out of the recognition that violence is a pervasive cyclical disease process that continues to be a major public health crisis in the city.
Eye On Detroit - Black Business AllianceThe Mission of the Black Business Alliance is to develop programs and advocate for policies that result in profitable and sustainable Black-Owned Businesses that are connected to public and private economic opportunities while building trusted relationships.
Eye On Detroit - Toney IslandDetroit Rapper Tone Tone's new coney island in Detroit
Eye On Detroit - Micah 6 CommunityPontiac is a comeback city, writing the story of its recovery. Micah 6 Community is doing their part by growing healthy food, making sure neighbors are known, kids are resourced, and services are accessible.
Eye On Detroit - Open ArmsOpen Arms is a free, values-based program dedicated to providing support to grieving children and their families.
Eye On Detroit - The CommonsThe Commons is a unique combination coffee shop and laundromat committed to serving all members of the community. Sitting on the corner of four distinct neighborhoods, we celebrate and welcome each neighbor into our doors. We offer a variety of drink and food options to enjoy alongside our washers and dryers. Come in for a free cup of coffee while you wash or try our convenient laundry drop off service.
Eye On Detroit - Third Man RecordsThird Man Records is an independent record label founded by Jack White in Detroit, Michigan, in 2001.
Eye On Detroit - Tough As Nails FinalePreview of CBS' Tough As Nails season finale.
Eye On Detroit - Canine To FiveA love for Detroit, entrepreneurship and dogs inspired Liz Blondy to found Canine to Five Detroit – the Metro Detroit Area’s finest dog daycare, boarding and grooming facility – back in 2005. Now, years later, Canine to Five has become a staple in Detroit Culture and, through its commitment to dogs and their owners, has grown to include a second location in Ferndale. It’s where dogs go to have fun, but also learn socialization skills that will last them their entire life and burn energy through play and engagement.
Eye On Detroit - The CongregationThe existing structure was built in 1924 after a small chapel for the congregation of St. Luke’s Evangelical Church had a fire and burnt to the ground in 1917. It took a number of years after the fire for the congregation to secure financing due to the high prices during the war period. Eventually the property fell into the hands of the Home Mission Board and Church Extension Society of the United Lutheran Church in America. From there, they worked towards securing the funding to erect the church structure that is standing here today. It was built by Spier and Gehrke Architects to become the Unity English Lutheran Church. This church stands the true test of time. One block North of the origination of the 1967 Rebellion, the church remained intact and undisturbed. At some point between the 1950s and 1960s, the original stained glass feature window was removed and blocked up. The goal when restoring and renovating the structure was to install a modern interpretation of what once was there. The new feature window installed in early 2020, is a stainless steel art piece built by The Nordin Brothers of Detroit. While the interior of the building has remained structurally the same, The Congregation has put their focus on preserving the integrity, historical detail and finishes of the space. Great efforts were taken to restore all original stained glass double-hung windows, original maple flooring, and a 150 year old organ to ensure the interior space maintains its original feel of a church. The organ, a major focal point of the interior, originally built by Samuel Russell Warren around 1870 for St Thomas Belleville, Ontario and rebuilt by Casavant in the early 1900’s, still stands tall in the Northwest corner of the main room. It made its way to this Detroit building sometime in the 1940’s or 1950’s.
Eye On Detroit - Winning FuturesA nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through our evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout Metro Detroit are immersed in a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues through one year post high school. The program includes mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. With help from volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, students are transformed into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Since 1994, we have positively impacted 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships.
Eye On Detroit - Rebel NellRebel Nell began in 2013 with the mission to provide employment, equitable opportunity, and wraparound support for women with barriers to employment. By repurposing meaningful materials into wearable art, we mark life's important moments and connect them to your personal journey. We seek to embolden women, to embrace their infinite strength, and to define their own future. Our jewelry serves as a reminder that there is power in being ONE OF NO OTHER KIND.
Eye On Detroit - Le'Host WigsHenry and Haith Johnson have been in the beauty industry for over 30 years. The husband and wife duo's journey of perserverance, resiliency and work ethic have been the hallmark of true and lasting entrepreneurship. They produce wigs to help children at Vista Maria.
Eye On Detroit - Michigan Women ForwardMichigan Women Forward has a vision where women and girls are empowered to be leaders, inventors, dreamers, and doers. That’s why they’ve been dedicated to women’s success and equal opportunity for more than 34 years. They’ve made countless strides, but our work is far from over.
Eye On Detroit - Najah BazzyNajah Bazzy, RN, is an internationally recognized healer, humanitarian and interfaith leader who left a six-figure salary as a critical-care nurse to build Zaman International. The Metro-Detroit based non-profit empowers marginalized women and children to break the cycle of extreme poverty. In 2019, she was recognized as a Top Ten CNN Hero highlighting Zaman’s growth from a grassroots team of volunteers to a world-class organization with a global reach that has helped more than 1.8 million people in 20 countries since 2010.
Eye On Detroit - First Female Master PlumberA pioneer in America's plumbing and construction industries, Adrienne Bennett is North America's first and only female licensed master plumber and plumbing contractor, and America's first African-American female plumbing inspector and certified medical gas inspector and installer. The litany of positions that she has held throughout her prolific career include: Chief Project Manager, Chief Space Analyst, Master Plumber, Plumbing Estimator, and Drain Layer Contractor.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit DirtDetroit Dirt intends to drive forward a low-carbon economy by motivating communities and industries to have a zero-waste mindset. They start with taking something that would have been wasted and make something awesome out of it.

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