Category Archives: Organizations

HandUp | Product & Service Gift Card For Homeless People

Gift Cards For The Homeless Provide Vital Services HandUp gift cards are redeemed at local drop-in centers. There have been a number of initiatives offering alternative ways to help the homeless such as the WeShelter app, giving information about people … Continue reading

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UNICOIN | Engages Kids For Global Early Education Charity

Digital Currency Teaches Kids About Charity Created by UNICEF and H&M Conscious Foundation, Unicoin a crypto-currency which will engage kids and promote access to early education. More than 200 million children around the world don’t have access to educational activities … Continue reading

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Vacant Not Blighted | Revitalizing Detroit

Vacant Not Blighted: Revitalizing Detroit from MHPN on Vimeo. Michigan Historic Preservation Network Check out my post about Practice Space here.

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Protoprint | Fair Trade 3D-Printing Filament

Pickers Paid For Recycling Plastic Used As Filament Protoprint partners with plastic pickers to create the world’s first fair trade 3D-printing filament. The Protoprint initiative is a social enterprise aimed at empowering recycling pickers, by partnering with co-operatives in India. … Continue reading

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Practice Space Business Incubator | Detroit

The Story of Practice·Space from Practice·Space on Vimeo. Call for Incubator Projects (PS02) from Practice·Space on Vimeo. Source | Website |

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In My Hood | Community Building Pop-Up Style

  Why good design matters, and who is Jeff Chalmers? Francis Grunow | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 It began as a conversation between two young city builders on Detroit’s East Side. They wanted to know what it would take to … Continue reading

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The Maasai Project | Olivia Palermo

Maasai Project (animation) from Pikolinos on Vimeo. Maasai Project by Olivia Palermo from Pikolinos on Vimeo. Source | The Maasai Project

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Re-purposed Roadside Billboards | The Other Side Project

Old billboards used to build homes in Thailand The Other Side campaign modified road-side advertisements to be re-purposed as walls for small shelters. Home Pro used their road-side advertisements as a way to help poor people construct makeshift housing. The project … Continue reading

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Detroit Cycling | Paths Mapped with Google Map Maker

Mapping the Motor City with Google Map Maker Hailed as the birthplace of the automotive revolution, the city of Detroit, Mich. is taking its transportation legacy down new paths. As Detroit embraces a greener, non-motorized outlook, cycling is steadily increasing … Continue reading

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Detroit as ‘Food Desert’ Debunked

Grassroots Movement Shatters Myth That Detroit Is A ‘Food Desert’ In many people’s minds, Detroit stands apart from other major American cities as an unredeemable disaster.  It’s a lost cause, they say, and we’d do better investing scarce resources toward … Continue reading

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