Opportunity Neighborhoods Category

Elias Gutierrez Receives Global Detroit’s 2019 Community Entrepreneur Award

Situated in an office on the second floor of an old bank building that dates back to the 1930s are the headquarters of Latino Press, the newspaper Elias Gutierrez launched in 1993. “I came from Chile in 1991. Just like everyone else, I was looking [...]

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 [...]

Meet Monica Rao: Opportunity Neighborhoods Project Manager eager to work with Detroit residents

Posted on September 27th, 2018 in Opportunity Neighborhoods 

Meet Monica Rao, Global Detroit’s new Opportunity Neighborhoods Project Manager. Over the past several years, Global Detroit has built trust with residents in Southwest Detroit, Hamtramck, East Davison Village, and Banglatown by responding to the specific needs of the residents. Global Detroit is expanding upon [...]

Southeast Michigan’s Global Gateway

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

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 its residents born [...]

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 [...]

Global Detroit Presented with TechTown’s Small Business Champion Award

Global Detroit was honored last week to be recognized with the Small Business Champion Award from TechTown last week. Recognizing our contribution to working with immigrant entrepreneurs who are revitalizing neighborhoods and diversifying the business ecosystem in Detroit, Global Detroit received the award alongside other [...]

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, [...]