Kiva social entrepreneurs will share their stories with you – our audience – and then YOU vote to decide who gets our pooled resources as a micro-grant to help grow their business!
How does it work?
Pay $5. Get dinner and a vote. Hear from four community-minded local businesses and vote on which business to fund with the money raised from our meal together!
Kiva SOUP (supporting specifically social entrepreneurs)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Mi 48202
$5 for soup, salad, bread, and a vote!
Doors at 5:00pm
Proposals presented at 6:30pm
Dinner around 7:15pm
Winners announced around 8:15
The Winner of the December SOUP with $1215.25 was:
Project Summary: We provide workshops at Detroit Community High which teach students the process of screen printing and the creation of a business model. Students learn to redesign the school’s logo, create their school’s own clothing brand, and supply end products to their local community.
How will you use SOUP grant funding towards the realization of your project? The students have already created a test batch of shirts and posters. We plan on using the resources to build a light box, and buy additional supplies such as screens, shirts, ink, and photo emulsion. The light box is necessary for the process of screen printing to be self-sufficient at Detroit Community High.
Why does this project matter to the Detroit Community?
From working with students in Brightmoor, we noticed that there was always an emphasis on leaving. Outside of the few afterschool sports, most students did not have a reason to stay and the sense of community was lackluster. We want to help change this. We want to educate students, help them develop new skills, and work together with other students/teacher/administration. By helping students design their own brand and logo, we want the students to take pride in their own work and community, and develop their own identity.
- a collaborative situation
- a public dinner
- a platform for connection
- a theatrical environment
- a democratic experiment in micro-funding
- a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
- a forum for critical but accessible discussion
- an opportunity to support creative people in Detroit
2013: (Dates are Subject to Change)
February 10: Three Year Anniversary!
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP Now for our Webinar on What’s Next for Long-term Nonprofit Leaders!
Join us on January 30th from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET for The New Lifecycle of Work: What’s Next for Long-term Nonprofit Leaders?, presented by Frances Kunreuther of Building Movement Project, Phyllis Segal of Encore.org, and Stephanie Clohesy of Clohesy Consulting.
As long-term leaders in the nonprofit sector think about life after they leave their current jobs, two things become clear: They are not planning to move into traditional retirement, and they want to continue to contribute to the common good. Based on the report The New Lifecycle of Work: Long-Term Nonprofit Leaders Prepare for their Future, this webinar will explore the implications for all generations of the new, longer work life and the various ways that leaders at all levels can prepare for and navigate this shift.
The authors will review key findings, which reveal that leaders often know what they want, but are not sure how to get it or where they will land. They will also offer examples of leaders who have moved to a new stage of work after exiting, in positions that offer more flexibility and less responsibility, as well as answer participants’ questions about their own paths.
This webinar is geared toward long-term leaders, but will be useful to anyone in a nonprofit leadership position, as well as consultants, funders, and other nonprofit staff.
To RSVP, please visit our registration page.
For more information on the Building Movement Project and to read the report, visit www.buildingmovement.org. For information on Encore.org, visit www.encore.org, and for more information on Clohesy Consulting, visit wwww.clohesyconsulting.com.
Ford Motor Company’s Finance Department located in Dearborn, MI is looking for African-American interns this summer.
Requirements for an interview are as follows:
1) Permanent U.S. Resident
2) Undergraduate, Junior or MBA 1st year student with a 3.25 GPA
For more information on the internships please visit: http://corporate.ford.com/careers?&ccode=US
Friday, February 28, 2013
GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION:
- Applicant must have a grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants must participate in community service, campus leadership and/or extracurricular activities.
- Applicants must be a high school senior enrolling in a four-year college or university in the fall of 2013.
Your application packet must include:
- An official copy of your high school transcript.
- A complete printed or typed application.
- One recommendation letter from a current or former high school teacher, counselor or administrator.
- One recommendation letter from a community member (coach, church member, supervisor, etc.)
- A 300 word essay, typed and double-spaced on:
- “Why is it important to be able to successfully wear multiple hats in society?
- How do you wear many hats?”
Click Here to Download: Delta Scholar Application Packet
Please send completed application packets to:
Ramona Calhoun, Scholarship Chairperson
P.O. Box 48012
Oak Park, Michigan 48237
Since its inception in 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has strived to promote the sorority’s ideals of scholarship, service, sisterly love and the epitome of finer womanhood. Throughout its history, the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated have sought to raise educational, health, and social consciousness in the communities in which they live, work and worship. Upsilon Psi Zeta, the Oak Park Alumnae Chapter, will be upholding those standards as we award two outstanding high school seniors from the Metro Detroit community with a $1,000.00 scholarship each.
The Children’s Center Head Start Academy is having an Open House on January 25, 2012. For more information please call: 313-481-5114.
For more information please contact Galen Hardy at 313-494-4234 or Galen.Hardy@focushope.edu.
On February 1st Whole Foods Market will be kicking off a 28-day challenge for anyone interested in eating better and getting healthier. Throughout the month Whole Foods Market will offer a series of hot, new classes with great food and guest lecturers to support you on your path. You will also receive weekly emails with a new set of recipes and tips to keep you going. Class dates, challenge guidelines, and meal plans will be sent next week so you can get a head start!
Please email Akua Woolbright, Community Health and Wellness Educator, at Akua.Woolbright@wholefoods.com if you are interested in participating in this challenge.
Eat Well! Have Fun! Take Charge!