To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To share the traditional dances of Mexico's La Huasteca region by partnering with a local dance group and professionals in Mexico to teach the choreography to Detroiters
To jump start a monthly series that includes communal composition, word games and more giving poets and audience members a space to co-create poems and stories and play with language
To support IMPRINT's research that will document the scope of under-utilized immigrant talent in Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami, San Jose and comparison cities across the United States.
To complete a planning process with longstanding and new stakeholders, to leverage and build upon infrastructure improvements of Detroit's central open-air market - ultimately improving Detroit's core city vibrancy.
To support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.
As part of a group of funders, support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment developed by the Emergency Manager, to allow Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy a financially sustainable community that can better engage and serve its citizens. At the same time, securing the assets of the Detroit Inst. of Arts as a resource for the City and the region.
To support and help shape the agenda of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking.
For Detroit Public Television to join the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, developing and sharing stories aimed at helping find solutions to the city's fiscal crisis.
For Michigan Radio to join the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, developing and sharing stories aimed at helping find solutions to the city's fiscal crisis.