While we have made some strides in our current DDOT Transportation problem, we need to put more Voice to our concerns. These cuts are affecting all of our lives. Transportation is a lifeline to our community and for every community in this City.
Please mark your calendars and get the information out to all of your networks about our upcoming meeting “Cook, Eat and Talk” A Transportation Justice Training Session, scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2012, from 5:30-7:30 pm at St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward Avenue (See Attached Flyer). We are hosting this “organizing session” and an essential toolkit will be distributed. Churches especially get the word out to your congregations.
ALSO, MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR OUR ” A MEDIA EVENT” WHICH WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 30th AT ST. MATTHEW’S AND ST. JOSEPH’S EPISCOPAL CHRUCH. WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR THAT EVENT FLYER.
A free concert to entertain and educate singers, speakers and others in the community will be held Monday, April 16 in Detroit to celebrate the 5th annual World Voice Day.
Hosted by the Henry Ford Medical Center for the Performing Artist, this year’s celebration, “Make Your Voice Count,” will be held from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center, located at 311 E. Grand River, 313-965-8430.
The event will include performances by local artists Rumya Honasoge, Christina Dastolfo, Natalie Cochran, 4GVN, and The Reflections.
Experts with the Henry Ford Medical Center for the Performing Artist also will be at the event to discuss proper voice care for performers. The group provides medical and speech pathology services to performers and those at risk for straining their voices due to their professional or private activities, such as singing, lecturing, teaching, broadcasting, and those talking for long periods of time.
“Make Your Voice Count” is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required by April 12. Call (313) 916-8088 or email email@example.com to register.
To learn more about voice care services offered by the Henry Ford Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the Henry Ford Medical Center for the Performing Artist, go to www.henryford.com.
ARISE Detroit! once again will serve as a community partner for Lemonade Day in Detroit on Saturday, June 9. Join thousands of organizations around metro Detroit and around the country in teaching our youth how to start, own and operate their own business using a lemonade stand.
Registration is now available at detroit.lemonadeday.org as well as more information and video on the program. Register your youth today!
Volunteers participate by:
- Stuffing backpacks
- Spreading the news about Lemonade Day by distributing materials to local schools, clubs or youth organizations
- Registering youth to participate at special events
- Do you blog? Tweet? Are you on Facebook? Help us spread the word about Lemonade Day online using our flier!
Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007 and has since grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including Detroit! In 2011, Lemonade Day Detroit distributed 8,000 backpacks of materials and our kids donated about 70 percent of their profits to charities – an estimated $160,000! We hope you will join us for this year’s Lemonade Day on June 9, 2012!
Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.
The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. Download the Lemonade Day Detroit flier!
What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?
Financial Literacy & Economics
- capital equipment & consumables
- supply & demand
- credit, debt, gross & net income
- marginal utility
- return on investment
- compound interest
College Readiness & Career
- critical thinking & collaboration
- interest in attending college
- civic responsibility
- customer service
- teamwork & problem solving
- presentation skills & design
Life Skills/Personal Development
- belief that attaining goals is within reach
- personal productivity
- self-direction & time management
- social responsibility & charity
- high order thinking
- social skills & self confidence
- math calculations
- reading & interpreting data
- oral & written communication
The success of Lemonade Day relies on all members of the community coming together for a common purpose – to train the next generation of entrepreneurs, civic leaders and engaged citizens. At its core, the Lemonade Day program helps kids thrive by building 26 of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets®. Studies of more than 2.2 million young people consistently show that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to succeed. Assets have power for all young people, regardless of their gender, economic status, family or race/ethnicity.
Parents take note when businesses make a contribution to future generations. Featured on Lemonade Day’s website, at events, and in printed materials, sponsors enjoy unique exposure demonstrating their commitment to the future of our youth and country.
- Download the 2012 Lemonade Day Detroit Sponsor Materials!
- Download the 2012 Strategic Partner Materials!
If you have any questions or would like to become a Sponsor or Strategic Partner, please contact us at Detroit@lemonadeday.org.
Luella Hannan Foundation
4750 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
3 blocks south of the DIA
Request for Proposals/Consulting Opportunity:
Section 106 Specialist to support the Michigan NSP2 Consortium
The Center for Community Progress is seeking a consultant to provide support to the Michigan NSP2 Consortium members. As a contractor, you’ll support our work with the Michigan NSP2 Consortium and ensure that local use of NSP2 funds is in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
In January 2010, HUD awarded the Michigan NSP2 Consortium $223.9 million under ARRA, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 – the largest single award to states for phase 2 of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The Center for Community Progress, under a grant from MSHDA – the Michigan State Housing Development Authority – seeks a vendor to provide management consulting services under a professional services contract extending for nine months – including six months directly to MSHDA – for the twelve cities, eight land banks and partner projects that comprise the Michigan NSP2 Consortium, particularly to help consortium members comply with Section 106.
The successful applicant – to be known as the Section 106 Specialist – will be able to demonstrate management and regulatory experience, skills, and working relationships with MSHDA, cities and land banks in the NSP2 Consortium, as well as qualifications for history, architectural history and historical architecture, in order to mobilize quickly to meet the robust production deadlines of both HUD and MSHDA.
The selected contractor will assist consortium members in: interpreting instructions and guidance from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office; in performing Section 106 consultation and compliance for projects including demolition and new construction; and in completing Tier 2 environmental checklists and other environmental documentation.
The deadline for RFP submissions is 5PM, April 13, 2012.
To learn more, view the full RFP.
The National Hispana leadership Institute (NHLI) invites you to participate in the only National Leadership Program for Latina College –aged women.
NHLI’s Latinas Learning to Lead Program promotes and fosters the development of young college-age Latina leaders through training, mentoring opportunities, access to national networks and tools to create a community impact through their leadership projects.
- Attend a 5-day leadership training in Washington, D.C. (June 17–22, 2012)
- Attend a virtual webinar training on professional skill building
- Participate in NHLI’s CyberMadrina online mentoring program and pairing with an NHLI alumna
- Implement a leadership project that emphasizes driving safety in their communities that impacts at least 22 Latinas
- Join a nationwide network of Latina women
- Be 18-24 years of age
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- A minimum of 30 semester college credits by May 2012 and not graduating before December 2012
- Demonstrate strong leadership as indicated by on campus and community volunteer and civic engagement
- Agree to complete a leadership project focused on driving safety in their college campus by the end of the 2012 fall semester
- Must have a valid government issued ID for travel
All round trip airline travel, room and board, training costs and all classroom materials are at no cost to the participate with the support of sponsors.
For more information please visit our website: www.nhli.org/latinas_lead/lll_application.html
Motor City Makeover, the City’s annual bagged litter campaign and community cleanup, will take place by sector on the following Saturdays:
● Saturday, April 28th — Sectors 1, 2, & 3
● Saturday, May 12th — Sectors 7, 8, 9, & 10
● Saturday, May 19th — Sectors 4, 5, and 6
Please see the map (included in City Briefs attachment) to identify your sector. To register or for more information, call (313) 224-3450, or log onto the City’s Web site at www.detroitmi.gov. Volunteers are asked to report to the Community Access Center (CAC) in their area on the Saturday listed for their sector between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you or your organization need a location to clean up or beautify, please call your local CAC office or the volunteer office at 224-3450.