OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up (Guest blog by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Feb. 21, 2015) America’s Health Ranking ® is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America’s Health Rankings® has analyzed a comprehensive set of behaviors, community…

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up (Guest blog by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Feb. 21, 2015) America’s Health Ranking ® is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America’s Health Rankings® has analyzed a comprehensive set of behaviors, community…

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools Other Businesses Invited to Help (C. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2015) 7-Eleven $500 Contest and Slurpees for Good Grades With her store sitting on the border of Hazel Park Schools and Ferndale Schools, 7Eleven owner Shellie Hancasky gets to see her fair share of kids and parents. She also…

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools Other Businesses Invited to Help (C. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2015) 7-Eleven $500 Contest and Slurpees for Good Grades With her store sitting on the border of Hazel Park Schools and Ferndale Schools, 7Eleven owner Shellie Hancasky gets to see her fair share of kids and parents. She also…

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video)

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 13, 2015) There are several balancing acts in play as the Detroit Zoo figures out how to provide the right blend of entertainment and fundraising with their mission of providing a good home to animals, and how to be good neighbors with the Royal…

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Feb. 13, 2015) Early College is a program within a school that allows for students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time (up to 60 total transferable credits and/or an Associate’s Degree) and includes a “fifth year” of…

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law…

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Public Meeting Feb. 17

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Design Public Meeting Feb. 17 (City of Pleasant Ridge, Jan. 29, 2015) Please join us at the Community Center on Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm to review draft concepts for improvements to the Woodward/I-696 area. The City is participating in a study being led by the…

Ferndale Schools Tackling Challenges with Discussions on Restructuring

Ferndale Schools Tackling Challenges with Discussions on Restructuring (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 28, 2015) You could take every single resident student in the Ferndale School District, and move them to the High School/Middle School, close all the other buildings, and still have room left over. While that is not an option that the district would…

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2015) Southfield can now be added to the list where people have legal protection against discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender expression. City Council voted unanimously to amend their human rights ordinance on Monday, nearly a year after it…

Women Share Artwork in Gallery Opening in Huntington Woods (video)

Women Share Artwork in Gallery Opening in Huntington Woods (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2015) The Great Flood of 2104 devastated many in Huntington Woods as backed up sewers flooded basements, destroying property and memories for many of the residents. The flood also hit the local art community hard, as it ruined the Woods…