Banglatown Category

Amar Pizza

Posted on August 20th, 2018 in Banglatown, Detroit Ethnic Restaurants 

By Alistair Kiyingi “When the recession hit back in 2008, I lost my job and no one was hiring at the time, I thought of moving to another state but for some reason my heart didn’t support the idea. Since I couldn’t find a job, [...]

Southeast Michigan’s Global Gateway

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 in Banglatown, Opportunity Neighborhoods 

By Alistair Kiyingi Where will you find a new commemoration of a global gateway for immigrants? Starting this weekend, the City of Hamtramck (“the world in two square miles”) will display its global diversity at the Hamtramck Historical Museum. In fact, with over 40% of [...]

Community Art Series for Women and Girls Builds Common Bonds

Posted on May 14th, 2018 in Banglatown 

“I love the community participation – the community of women.” Over the past month, more than thirty women and girls gathered around red onion skins, dried eucalyptus leaves and buckets of indigo dye to collaborate and create together. The results: beautifully printed silk scarves and [...]

How We Opened Doors To Opportunity Last Week

Posted on May 7th, 2018 in Banglatown, Opportunity Neighborhoods 

On Thursday May 3 Global Detroit held a workshop attended by over 60 local residents who came to learn about starting and growing a small business in the Banglatown community straddling Detroit and Hamtramck. A similar event held last fall resulted in three attendees receiving [...]

Breaking Down Barriers for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Posted on February 15th, 2018 in Banglatown, Neighborhood Revitalization 

New Americans bring entrepreneurial energy into the local communities that sparks economic growth. Welcoming cities capitalize on this by reducing the barriers for immigrants: helping to demystify regulatory barriers and financing structures, providing technical assistance and access to lending and micro-lending services, and addressing the [...]

Working Together in Banglatown

Global Detroit, Popps Packing, Muslim Family Services and Detroit HOPE Center hosted a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday May 13th. Residents, community members and community organizations pitched in to clean up an area of Banglatown. This effort was in conjunction with the Motor City Makeover, an [...]

Banglatown project forges new paths towards inclusive community building

By Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director With the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation, Global Detroit partnered with goodgood, an interdisciplinary design firm, to weave professional design and design-oriented thinking throughout a resident-centered engagement and planning process in Banglatown, [...]