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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.
Eye On Detroit - PBA RoyalPBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School and Live! is based in the Cody-Rouge District of Detroit’s west side where people ages 3 years and older come to train in music classes, dance, theater, modeling/etiquette, beauty pageantry, and media production. As a non-profit 501c3 facility, PBA Royal focuses on the betterment of self, communication skills, teamwork, self-esteem, learning, leadership, drive, recognition of self-worth, health, tutoring, and career-building. Our students will thrive in any avenue they decide to partake in and will experience the dedication it takes to excel when participating in practicing, creating, or learning a new craft. PBA Royal exemplifies its name by showcasing that all partakers of the PBA Royal facility are of royal status and descent. We mold our students into people of confidence, love, discipline, power, and overall royalty. PBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School and Live! is a place to learn from the best to be and create the best.
Eye On Detroit - SkinnyTeesThe Woman Behind skinnytees Linda Schlesinger-Wagner is truly the heart and soul of the skinnytees brand. With a passion and work ethic that has driven her through times of challenge, Linda is no stranger to adversity and struggle. skinnytees came to be during her difficult life transition of divorce and has grown to become a beacon of hope and light for both Linda and the many women whose hearts her creations have touched throughout the years. Linda's sincere desire to help women and children derives from a deep sense of compassion that echoes many of her own personal experiences. skinnytees is the embodiment of Linda's desire to make every women feel special, gorgeous and accepted, no matter age or body type. For the love of women - all women!
Eye On Detroit - Pretty StringzDetroit native, Candice ”Pretty Stringz” Smith, began playing the violin at nine years old. She graduated from the Detroit School of Arts. While at the Detroit School of Arts, she studied privately with a Detroit Symphony Orchestra member.
Eye On Detroit - Noah's LemonNoah Harris making his Grandfather's lemonade recipe to fund his future college tuition.
Eye On Detroit - Chip Bag ProjectFoil lined chip bags are insulated, waterproof, and lightweight. The Chip bags will then be sealed together and lined with foam to provide cushioned insulated sleeping bags to help the less fortunate living outside to live thru the michigan winter.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Police MuseumThe Detroit Police Museum & Gift Shop showcases more than 150 years of DPD history
Eye On Detroit - Neighborhood GroceryBy leveraging technology, equity crowdfunding, and civic partnerships in Detroit communities, Neighborhood Grocery will build community owned grocery stores to address health & wealth disparities in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Barstool Sports FundIf you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: TheBarstoolFund.com/apply