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The 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.

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Eye On Detroit - Empowerment PlanIn the years since founding in 2012, Empowerment Plan has evolved from an idea in a college class into an internationally recognized workforce development organization. By pairing full time employment with a wide range of supportive services, they have helped dozens of individuals achieve financial stability and independence for the whole family. Their holistic approach addresses everything from housing and childcare to transportation, education and more.
Eye On Detroit - The Ruth Ellis CenterThe mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.
Eye On Detroit - Put On The Brakes CourseChief Forecaster Karen Carter experiences first-hand the "Put On The Brakes" training course on Belle Isle.
Eye On Detroit - The History of HalloweenWayne State Professor of Anthropology Andrew Newman explains the history of Halloween and how it all started.
Eye On Detroit - Nicklas LidstromMichigan Matters host Carol Cain sits down with Red Wing legend Nicklas Lidstrom to talk about his new book "The Pursuit of Perfection."
Eye On Detroit - Put On The BrakesWhen NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash in January of 2008, his grief led to his resolve to create a driving program which would help to prevent other families from experiencing similar heartbreak by teaching young drivers more conscientious and confident skills behind the wheel. Herbert wasted no time in putting his mission into motion. Originally, Herbert’s intentions were to train his sons friends and to give them additional advanced behind the wheel skills and increase their decision making ability in a vehicle. In 2008, the first year of B.R.A.K.E.S., Doug focused on training Jon & James's friends and 50 teens were trained. The word soon spread and requests came to Herbert from hundreds of other parents wanting this same type of life saving training for their teen drivers, so Herbert made the decision to expand the program with the new goal of training every teen driver. With the help of Jon & James's friends, he created B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a 501(c)3 organization which provides free advanced driver’s education in a program entitled the B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving Curriculum. Thousands of teenagers lose their lives each year across the country in traffic collisions. This staggering number of fatalities can be reduced through the efforts of B.R.A.K.E.S. and its Teen Pro-Active Driving Curriculum.
Eye On Detroit - Dexter Cider MillKaren Carter visits the Dexter Cider Mill which is the longest continually run Cider Mill in Michigan.
Eye On Detroit - Little Grace VillageChief Forecaster Karen Carter speaks with Pastor Kent Clark about Little Grace Village in Pontiac.
Eye On Detroit - We Run 313Lance Woods and Joe Robinson founded We Run 313. Hundreds of runners gather in Detroit each week to connect, run and build relationships.
Eye On Detroit - Motown 60th Anniversary Part 3Lisa Germani sits down with WDET's Ann Delisi to get her thoughts on the impact that Motown had in Detroit and around the world.
Eye On Detroit - Motown 60th Anniversary Part 2Lisa Germani sits down with Beth Griffith-Manley, daughter of legendary Funk Brother Johnny Griffith.
Eye On Detroit - Motown 60th Anniversary Part 1Lisa Germani sits down with Raina Baker, Program Manager at the Motown Museum and talks about the history of Motown and the future development plans.
Eye On Detroit - Price Is RightThe Price is Right Contestant search at the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - International Institute of Metropolitian DetroitThe International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit was founded, in 1919, by a group of YWCA volunteers who sought to help legal immigrants learn English, appreciate freedom and democracy,
Eye On Detroit - Dr. Stan GolecA vacationer from Poland found himself stuck in America after the boarders of Poland closed in the early 80s. Unable to speak English and with only $10 to his name, Dr. Golec found the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, an organization that changed his life forever.
Eye On Detroit - A Veteran's JourneyOakland County Veterans’ Services recently deployed "A Veteran's Journey", a marketing campaign encouraging veterans to take advantage of the services and benefits available to them. The campaign is being paid for by grant dollars received from the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Eye On Detroit - Andiamo Pasta LadiesLisa Germani visits Andiamo in Warren and speaks with CEO Joe Vicari about their 30th Anniversary. Lisa also heads back in the kitchen where the original pasta ladies make all of the Andiamo pastas and bread sticks. The pasta ladies have been making their pasta for over 30 years.
Eye On Detroit - On Track To End HungerForgotten Harvest announces its first-ever “On Track to End Hunger” event on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to raise money for metro Detroit’s food-insecure, while providing guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience the M1 Concourse performance track in Pontiac, Mich.
Eye On Detroit - 4th Annual Kirk Gibson Golf ClassicKirk Gibson held his 4th annual golf classic to benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson's. The event was held at the Wyndgate Country Club. Former Tiger players Dave Rozema, Alan Trammell and David Wells were in attendance. In addition to help fund the foundation, Kirk was also promoting the EvsP.org gala that will be held at the Motor City Casino on October 19th.
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.

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