Mayor Mike Duggan Launches Grow Detroit’s Young Talent 2022 summer work experience for over 8,000 Detroit youth
Mayor Mike Duggan was joined this week by City Council members, employers, funding partners, dozens of Detroit youth and other supporters for the launch of this year’s summer jobs program for over 8,000 Detroit youth, ages 14-24. The Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program is in its eighth year and has now surpassed the milestone of more than 60,000 summer job experiences created for Detroit youth.
New features for the 2022 GDYT program include:
Grow Detroit’s Young Talent is raising more than $13 million in 2022 to support more than 8,000 job experiences in this year’s program from a wide range of partners, including Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center Factory ZERO, General Motors’ first fully dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant with battery assembly.
Youth will complete a total of 120 hours in the GDYT program, earning an increased pay rate for 2022 of up to $15 an hour, or a total stipend of up to $1,800, depending on age and experience. This increased pay rate allows GDYT to remain competitive in today’s market.
For more information, please read the full story at Grow Detroit’s Young Talent 2022 (detroitmi.gov)
TIME names Detroit one of World’s 50 Greatest Places of 2022
TIME Magazine released its list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Places of 2022” this week, and included the City of Detroit among the destinations.
Mayor Mike Duggan gave the following statement on the announcement:
“TIME has recognized what Detroiters always have known: that Detroit is a great city with an extraordinary history. We still have a lot of work to do, but Detroit is in the midst of a real rebirth – one that many had thought was impossible just a few years ago. Thanks to the efforts of city residents and employees, and the support of our business and philanthropic community, the reinvestment that began in our downtown core has spread to neighborhoods across the city. Opportunity is more abundant and equitable today than at perhaps any time in our city’s history. All of this adds up to more people seeing Detroit as a great place to live, work, visit and invest in.”
To read Detroit’s entry on TIME’s list, visit Detroit: World’s Greatest Places 2022.
City announces Aug. 1 opening of online license applications for adult use marijuana retailers, micro-businesses, and consumption lounges
Detroit City Council voted this week to open online applications for Limited Licensing for Adult-Use
Visit HomegrownDetroit.org for resources, the latest updates about limited licenses, and tips on preparing for each phase rollout and staying connected.
The City intends to award up to a total of 100 retailer licenses, 30 total microbusiness licenses, and 30 total consumption lounge licenses over the course of three phases.
Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration has worked over the last two years seeking equitable
For more information, read the full story at Adult Use Marijuana Retailers (detroitmi.gov)
For more information, read the full story at DWSD water affordability plan (detroitmi.gov)
City of Detroit Residential Basement Backup Protection Program
While the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) are doing the big stuff to address the aging infrastructure and become more climate resilient, residents can do the small stuff to help protect your homes and property.
The Basement Backup Protection Program provides customized services to Detroiters in neighborhoods that have historically experienced backups during heavy rain events.
A recent improvement in the program will now allow eligible homeowners to make a $100 deposit to participate, instead of a 10 percent deposit (which was as much as $600 per house).
Services included in the program:
For more information and to check eligibility, visit: http://ow.ly/723k50JX0yH
City pours first concrete paths for Joe Louis Greenway
Neighborhood leaders, community advocates, and City staff gathered to celebrate the first concrete pouring milestone of the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG).
The City of Detroit celebrated the first concrete pouring milestone of the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG) Phase 1 between Warren-Tireman last week. Neighborhood leaders, community advocates, and City staff were all on hand to celebrate the first step of the massive public project.
JLG is a generational and transformative investment in several neighborhoods throughout the city and surrounding communities. In spite of historic challenges of blight and environmental contamination, the City is building a permanent infrastructure that brings a beautiful and safe public space, expands digital inclusion through fiber optic cable and reduces pressure on sewer infrastructure through storm water management.
The City’s $20M ARPA investment has already leveraged a $60M commitment from the State of Michigan and will eventually leverage a $500M citywide investment in neighborhood transformation, jobs and economic development.
An added plus is the road work is being done by Major Cement, a Detroit-headquartered business with an over 51-percent Detroit resident workforce that also provides joint venture opportunities to minority Detroit contractors.
Read the full story at Joe Louis Greenway (detroitmi.gov).
Pediatric vaccinations and children booster shots are available by appointment only at both pediatric vaccination locations operated by the Detroit Health Department. The City also is providing booster doses for children ages 5-11 who are eligible five months after completing their initial series.
Older children ages 12 and older can obtain vaccinations and boosters on a walk-in basis at all Health Department vaccination sites, including Saturday pediatric pop-up health clinics scheduled in neighborhoods across Detroit during July and August. Free lead screenings are also available. A full list of vaccination sites can be found on the Health Department’s website or call (313) 230-0505. Bring vaccination card to appointment.
Take part in keeping Detroit clean. If you see something, say something. Residents can easily report illegal dumping through the Improve Detroit app.
For more information on how to keep the City clean, visit: keepdetroitclean.com
Detroit residents and employees can join the Detroit Bike Challenge, which continues through August 31, 2022. Individuals can participate by:
Organizers will be giving away prizes including gift cards, bikes, and JBL speakers.
Detroit ACE partners with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, community groups on neighborhood musical experiences and children’s workshop series
The Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (Detroit ACE) is partnering with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and several community organizations on neighborhood musical experiences.
The concerts are a part of DSO’s commitment to strengthen its commitment to the growth and well-being of the City of Detroit through the Detroit Neighborhood Initiative, part of a larger Detroit Strategy to invest in and build relationships with Detroit residents.
Freedom! The Second Annual Community Arts and Music Festival in Chandler ParkSaturday, July 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Chandler Park, 12831 Frankfort St. (near the old tennis courts) Hands-on arts and music-making and food and performances from DSO musicians and local artists. Sponsored by the General Motors Corporation.
Music In the Park at Northwest Goldberg Cares Spotlight Park
Final Music In the Park CelebrationSaturday, July 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Northwest Goldberg Cares Spotlight Park, 5945 Linwood St. Sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation