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The 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.

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Eye On Detroit - Buckets of RainBuckets of Rain's primary effort is focused on growing produce in their "Big Glen" garden in Highland Park, a neighborhood in Detroit. It is less than a mile from 4 large homeless shelters. Since 2012, "Big Glen" has produced hundreds-of-thousands of servings of fresh produce for the rescue missions and residents within the local community. By 2020, they aim to produce 500 thousand servings of fresh vegetables per season. This will require about 5 acres in continuous production and 5 full time seasonal employees.
Eye On Detroit - Building HuggerAmy Swift is the CEO & Founder of Building Hugger, a Detroit-based woman-owned construction company specializing in historic window restoration. Since the launch of Building Hugger, Amy has led the company through a dramatic growth phase that has included three shop expansions, an aggressive hiring strategy, and a tenfold increase in revenue. In each stage of business and professional growth she continues to prove herself as one of Detroit’s emerging powerhouse entrepreneurs, and a vocal advocate for historic neighborhood development and opportunities for women to enter into the trades.
Eye On Detroit - Art Van Charity ChallengeThe 11th annual Art Van Charity Challenge is underway where Midwest organizations raise money, awareness, and donors through a friendly fundraising competition. Focusing on organizations committed to women, children and human services in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and St. Louis. Participating organizations are vying for $250,000 in grand prizes to help further their missions.
Eye On Detroit AndiamoThe Joe Vicari Restaurant Group is celebrating 30 years of Metro Detroit's signature brand Andiamo's. Jackie Paige and Lisa Germani interview Rosalie and Dominic Vicari about their family and giving back to the community.
Eye On Detroit - Michigan Urban Farming InitiativeThe Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is based in Detroit's North End community. Their mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Horse PowerDetroit Horse Power uniquely addresses two persistent problems facing the Motor City: the shortage of opportunities for metro Detroit’s vulnerable populations (especially children) and the abundance of vacant land. Through riding and caring for horses in a safe and enriching space, program participants learn valuable skills that set them up for future success.
Eye On Detroit - St. Clair County Rising Water LevelsFirst Forecaster April Moss reports on the rising water levels along the St. Clair River in St. Clair County.
Eye On Detroit - Seedlings Braille Books For ChildrenSeedlings Braille Books for Children is an organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, free and low cost braille books for children.
Eye On Detroit - Rocket Mortgage ClassicThe Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit kicks off its inaugural year. We speak with Tournament Director Rob Croll about what this tournament means to Detroit.

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Eye On Detroit - WKBD Tower ClimbFirst Forecaster Karen Carter experiences first-hand what it is like to be a TV Tower Technician.
Eye On Detroit - Survivor Casting CallSurvivor Casting Call at the Value City Furniture in Novi, Michgian.
Eye On Detroit - Candice TarterCandice Tarter was only 16 when rheumatic fever led to serious heart issues, and four open-heart surgeries over the next 12 years. It was a devastating blow. Tarter had dreamed of taking her high school basketball talent to the college level, and several schools had been actively pursuing her. And although her life took an unexpected path, today Tarter is living another dream. The strong, determined 28-year-old woman is a teacher at Detroit’s Marion Law Academy, where she encourages her 5th-grade students to be responsible for their own actions, education and life — lessons she herself has learned the hard way.
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.
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.

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