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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

To fund a minimum of 50 capacity building grants of no more than $5,000 each to subsidize training for public sector and nonprofit staff who are advancing the future of Detroit in the areas of economic growth, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development (the Detroit Future City elements).

Detroit Future City

After White House-led information technology team makes recommendations for municipal information technology improvements, Detroit Future City team will provide supportive human capital for implementation of recommended IT improvements.

12 'Zines

To engage Detroiters in the city's history by creating a series of 'zines that explore the city's people and places

143FM

To create a series of drive-through audio collages of the city by installing hyper-local radio stations continuously broadcasting on the same frequency

AMP Camp

To fuel new ideas for the classroom by providing digital media teachers with a three-day artists' retreat and a year-round network of support

ART Laboratory

To challenge modern perceptions of puppetry by bringing together four Detroit organizations for puppet theater productions

Artist Village Detroit

To provide an artful space by placing handcrafted, whimsical porch swings - equipped with LED lights and cellphone charging stations - at bus stops and in parks around the city

Beware of the Dandelions

To explore the relationship between art, science and social justice movements through a multimedia performance installation inspired by community-led efforts in Detroit

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