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Civic Innovation Network

To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.

Detroit Journalism Cooperative + NMM

For New Michigan Media to join the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, developing and sharing stories aimed at helping find solutions to the city's fiscal crisis.

Data Driven Detroit / ConCENSUS

To research the data needs of Detroit citizens and develop a prototype of an interactive tool that helps individuals discover and use relevant data.

Detroit Journalism Cooperative + DPTV

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.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

To fund a minimum of 50 capacity building grants of no more than $5,000 each to subsidize training for public sector and nonprofit staff who are advancing the future of Detroit in the areas of economic growth, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development (the Detroit Future City elements).

Detroit Future City

After White House-led information technology team makes recommendations for municipal information technology improvements, Detroit Future City team will provide supportive human capital for implementation of recommended IT improvements.

12 'Zines

To engage Detroiters in the city's history by creating a series of 'zines that explore the city's people and places

143FM

To create a series of drive-through audio collages of the city by installing hyper-local radio stations continuously broadcasting on the same frequency

AMP Camp

To fuel new ideas for the classroom by providing digital media teachers with a three-day artists' retreat and a year-round network of support

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