The new, state-of-the-art Marygrove Early Education Center has opened for local families, but child-care workers and advocates say there is still work to do.
Olivia Lewis is a reporter for BridgeDetroit. She was formerly a reporter for the Battle Creek Enquirer and the Indianapolis Star. She has also worked in philanthropy for the Kresge Foundation, the Council of Michigan Foundations and Direct Relief International.
Detroiters insurance costs increase as FEMA ups city’s flood risk
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has determined parts of the city as “high flood risk,” which will require some residents — who are still paying for damage from previous floods — to purchase insurance.
Jesse Jackson visits Detroit, urges inclusivity in automotive industry
Longtime civil rights icon the Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Detroit for the 22nd Annual Rainbow Push Global Automotive Summit, where he encouraged racial inclusivity in the industry and investment in education.
Public-private partnerships fueling Detroit’s neighborhood comebacks
Adrianne Todman, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Detroit last week to see outcomes of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund investments. She says continuing public-private partnerships in Detroit neighborhoods is key.
Group gives teen moms a sisterhood as they enter motherhood
After experiencing life as a teen-mom, one longtime Detroiter wants to help others by founding a nonprofit for teen girls and hosting community giveaways for young moms.
Meet the 2 write-ins hoping to unseat embattled Benson in District 3
Two write-in candidates are hoping to defeat Scott Benson in District 3 in wake of FBI investigation into the councilmember.
More jobs, salaries going up — but not for many Detroiters
Although Detroit’s jobs outlook is improving, city residents are still struggling for a foothold. Suburban counterparts earn more and vast inequity remains.
From reparations to ‘shrooms, here’s a look at Nov. 2 ballot issues
Detroiters will vote on ordinances regarding possession of psychedelics, citizen input in City appropriations and the construction of a reparations taskforce on Nov. 2.
Belle Isle Nature Center undergoing $2 million renovation
Programs and services at the state-run park are expected to increase in Detroit. Park leaders say they continue to prioritize increasing Detroiters’ access to educational, environmental and natural experiences.
City Council protects future of the Detroit riverfront
Property owners along the riverfront must register with the City and follow more stringent inspection and safety protocols to maintain the riverfront and protect Detroit’s drinking water. The move was spurred by a 2019 dock collapse that exposed the river to potentially hazardous materials.