Neighborhood Revitalization Category

Immigrant Inclusion Can Transform Detroit’s Housing and Community Development Industry

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 in Detroit, Neighborhood Revitalization 

Last month, Global Detroit released another insightful piece of original research highlighting the benefits of building a more inclusive region. From 2017-2018, Global Detroit staff surveyed the housing demands and perspectives of 200 Detroit residents, including immigrant and non-immigrant families. The Immigrant Housing in Detroit [...]

Happy New Year! A look back at 2018 Milestones

By Alistair Kiyingi As immigration gridlocks our national government, Global Detroit is looking forward to 2019 with new energy, vision, and commitment around its work making our region an economically vibrant leader in integrating our immigrant potential in an economy that works for everyone.  Part [...]

Neighborhood Resource Fair Brings Residents Together

On October 13, Global Detroit, in partnership with the East Davison Village(EDV) Community Group, hosted a neighborhood resource fair at Davison Elementary. The East Davison Village Community Neighborhood Resource Fair gave residents an opportunity to come together, meet new friends, make connections and have access [...]

Guatemalan Cuisine takes root in Southwest Detroit

Posted on September 10th, 2018 in Detroit, Detroit Ethnic Restaurants, Neighborhood Revitalization 

When you walk down Junction Street in Southwest Detroit, you can’t fail to notice a baronial building on the street. This building is home to Pollo Chapin (literally meaning Guatemalan chicken as “chapin” is what Guatemalans call each other), a Guatemalan-food-inspired restaurant. Opened in 2008, [...]

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 [...]

The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region

New American Economy and Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition Release Important Research on The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region 2017 has been a difficult year. Much of the year has been spent listening to endless analyses and prognostications about how angry [...]

New report: The Economic Impact of Refugees in Southeast Michigan

Yasir Ibrahim came to Detroit in 2008 fleeing persecution and ethnic violence ravaging Iraq. He quickly found work as a clerk in a dollar store stocking shelves, cleaning up, and tackling any task that would help him build a good life for himself in America, [...]

Global Detroit + East Davison Village neighborhood alley cleanup

Posted on October 16th, 2017 in Detroit, Neighborhood Revitalization, Opportunity Neighborhoods 

On September 15, Global Detroit, in partnership with the East Davison Village neighborhood group, hosted a neighborhood cleanup. Volunteers from the community, Global Detroit, and Wayne County Community College were able to clear an alleyway to improve resident safety.   Residents in the area recently [...]

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, [...]