Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Citymart USA Demonstration Project

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.

Welcoming America

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.

Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel

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

Literary Detroit

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

2015 Eastern Market District Plan

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.

New Americans Campaign

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.

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.

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