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Welcome to 21st century Detroit. The once-thriving automobile industry has taken a major blow, poverty is rampant, and major swaths of the city are deserted. But will grassroots art and culture lead Detroit's renaissance? Join host Charles Annenberg Weingarten for a street-level look at Detroit's rebirth.

  • grant: $76,000 - Leader Dogs for the Blind

    To support the training of two guide dogs through the Guide Dog Program as part of the Dog Bless You Campaign.

  • grant: $25,000 - Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Inc.

    Food Warriors Youth Development Program

  • grant: $50,000 - East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Inc.

    Windmill Project of C.A.N. Art Handworks to support the design and construction of windmills that will provide electrical power and mechanical pumping to irrigate a soccer field owned by the city of Detroit.

  • grant: $300,000 - The Heidelberg Project

    To support the House That Makes Sense Center that will create a community arts center and help the organization inspire people to enrich their lives and improve the social and economic health of the greater community, and for general operating support.

  • grant: $50,000 - The Legal Education and Advocacy Center

    To support the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality to engender broad community discussion on issues of justice and human rights.

  • grant: $25,000 - Helping our Prisoners Elevate

    To support the Urban Network Bookstore to aid in the transformation of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated individuals into conscious and productive members of the Detroit community.

  • grant: $100,000 - James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

    To support the Feedom Freedom Grower program and to support grassroots activists develop themselves into visionary leaders and critical thinkers. Also in honor of Kimberly Sherobi to help develop the leadership capacities of individuals and organizations committed to creating productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible, and just communities. Grants between 2010-2011.

  • grant: $25,000 - Friends of Detroit & Tri Counties

    To support the Peace Zone for Life @ the Hope District to create an urban park dedicated to promoting peace and resolving conflict.

  • grant: $100,000 - Church of the Messiah

    General operating support to serve the inner-city Detroit community by providing spiritual programs, as well as outreach and supportive services

  • grant: $100,000 - The Edison Institute, Inc.

    To support educational initiatives at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan

  • grant: $50,000 - Common Ground

    To support Common Ground's mission to provide a lifeline for runaway and homeless youths, families in crisis, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

  • topic: culture

  • location: detroit

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detroit - the renaissance of america

Welcome to 21st century Detroit. The once-thriving automobile industry has taken a major blow, poverty is rampant, and major swaths of the city are deserted. But will grassroots art and culture lead Detroit's renaissance? Join host Charles Annenberg Weingarten for a street-level look at Detroit's rebirth.