To keep more minority students in college once they get there by the creation of a comprehensive retention plan for Florida Memorial University
To organize public responses to the Knight Commission recommendations, doing four white papers on key policy areas. Note: please see related project here.
To build awareness of the significant contributions that arts and culture organizations make to the social capital of the region with a long-term, comprehensive Cultural Census project called "Making the Case"
To develop a system for benchmarking and ranking the world’s most powerful tech companies on how well they protect the free expression and privacy of users.
To expand the local audience for poetry by broadening a poetry series to include more prominent national writers and a session where guest authors discuss Detroiters' unpublished works
To introduce more young Miamians to jazz by creating an after-school jazz institute that provides leading-edge training in America’s great art form
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).
To promote free and creative expression through an after-school music program where Detroit's youth can explore, create and record music
To introduce local decision-makers to detailed scientific data about the region's tree canopy and green infrastructure and to tools and techniques that can be used to balance development with environmental concerns
For a strategic alliance with Channel One to promote First Amendment and student media
To support "On the Media," a public radio program reporting on the world of journalism
To provide an innovative funding source for the arts by organizing pop-up dinners at arts venues where participants vote on a creative project to support