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A Good Wife

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Cynthia Harrison

IMG_3750 2Life continues to surprise me in happy ways since I’ve returned from my solo winter in Florida. One of the things that I particularly notice that makes my life easier is my approach to dinner. Before Florida, once a week I spent an hour going through my collection of cookbooks, making out a weekly menu of meals. At the same time, I wrote down any items I needed for each dinner on a page-long shopping list.

This made me feel like a good wife, even though half the time, Al would not be home in time for dinner. He might unexpectedly work late. Or the gym had been very crowded. Perhaps Hall Road was a parking lot due to construction work. Even if Al was home, he’d rarely come to the table when the meal was ready. He was “just finishing” something on the computer or in the garage. Often…

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Southfield Human Services partners with Tone Up for Tune Ups to help families in need of car repairs May 20 via @Southfield_Gov

There are countless families struggling with something that many people take for granted each day: transportation. Major car repairs seem to pop up at the wrong time and the associated costs can be a fatal blow to a family already struggling financially. To help families in need, the Southfield Human Services Department is co-sponsoring the 6th annual Tone Up for Tune Ups (TUTU) run/walk Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 21575 W. Ten Mile Road.
TUTU is a 5k run/walk or a 1 mile walk for all ages. The 2017 5k run/walk is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for youth (13 and under). All donations are tax deductible. The funds raised by Tone Up for Tune Ups go directly to qualified families screened by the Southfield Human Services Department who need financial support to repair their vehicles. Southfield Human Services supports Tone Up for Tune Ups by managing the people that are beneficiaries of the event, filtering the money to needy families that have gone through an intensive qualification process.

#MotownMom: @QuickenLoans #Detroit Demo Day! via @Kalyn #Mompreneur

Hello!

Quicken Loans is proud to announce the inaugural Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, where hundreds of startups will be competing for $1 million, as part of its continued commitment to strengthen entrepreneurship in the city by expanding program access to all entrepreneurs, including brick-and-mortar businesses.

The one-day event will be the final round of a three-round competition where 20 of the best small businesses in Detroit (or willing to move to Detroit) will be narrowed down to the Top 8 who will each receive a portion of the $1 million of Quicken Loans capital.  Additional capital will be awarded to companies who are crowd favorites – voted on by the Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day attendees. The event will also serve as a way to introduce entrepreneurs to additional investors, funding and support.

As someone who is with us at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity, we are asking for your help in spreading the word about Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day.

Key details include:

  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is for businesses physically located, or willing to relocate to Detroit, that have a product or service ready for sales. Businesses must also have less than $2 million in revenue and less than $1 million in raised capital.

  • 20 finalists will present at Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, to a panel of nationally-recognized business leaders who will vote on the Top 8 companies. The Top 8 companies will receive $1 million of Quicken Loans capital allocated in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The capital will be provided in the form of an interest free debt instrument with a five-year term after a one-year payment-free holiday.
  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is May 25, 2017, 2:00PM at The Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit.

For full details, including eligibility requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and how to apply, visit: detroitdemoday.com

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

The Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day Team

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Happy Mother’s Day from #MotownMom | A thank you…

You know who you are.

You understand sweating blood and tears.

Making Sacrifices

Never forgetting the little things to make them feel special

Helping even when it hurts

Loving unconditionally

No Sleep

No Eating

Always worrying

To those who have gone through it and still standing strong. I salute you and know that you are appreciated for all your hard work

 

 

From #MotownMom, Sylvia Hubbard, MotownMomMusings.com Blogger

Southfield Human Services partners with Tone Up for Tune Ups to help families in need of car repairs May 20 via @Southfield_Gov

There are countless families struggling with something that many people take for granted each day: transportation. Major car repairs seem to pop up at the wrong time and the associated costs can be a fatal blow to a family already struggling financially. To help families in need, the Southfield Human Services Department is co-sponsoring the 6th annual Tone Up for Tune Ups (TUTU) run/walk Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 21575 W. Ten Mile Road.
TUTU is a 5k run/walk or a 1 mile walk for all ages. The 2017 5k run/walk is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for youth (13 and under). All donations are tax deductible. The funds raised by Tone Up for Tune Ups go directly to qualified families screened by the Southfield Human Services Department who need financial support to repair their vehicles. Southfield Human Services supports Tone Up for Tune Ups by managing the people that are beneficiaries of the event, filtering the money to needy families that have gone through an intensive qualification process.

Recognizing #Detroit Neighborhood Businesses May 10th

Recognizing Detroit Neighborhood Businesses

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Detroit MI 48221
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#MotownMom: HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway | Don’t forget to Support #transition123 #Detroit | May9th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact: Tyrice Kirkland
Direct: 313.415.3673
Email: transition123inc@yahoo.com

HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway

Transition 1.2.3. Inc. of Detroit


We are thrilled to share with you that our organization Transition 1.2.3. Inc., will be announced live on Tuesday, MAY 9 at 9pm EST on HSN Channel (Home Shopping Network) in honor of our “HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway”.  “The nomination we received for your organization from Laveria Dixon inspired everyone who saw it and HSN Cares are looking forward to making this announcement on air and also sharing the details on www.HSN.com/HSNCares .”

About HSN:

HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curate assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to approximately 91 million households in the US 24/7 and its website – hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 40 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About HSN Cares:

HSN Cares, the philanthropic arm of HSN, is dedicated to empowering women and helping families in times of need locally, nationally and globally. Together with trusted organizations and volunteers we are able to make a difference with hope, love and support.

About Transition 1.2.3 Inc.
Transition 1.2.3, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c) (3) Christian based non-discriminative organization.  Our mission is to be a catalyst in the lives of disenfranchised women, youth and children to move them to a plateau of success in every area of their lives, physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, mentally, and socially.

Founded in 2004, Transition 1.2.3 Inc. impacts the community by being a catalyst in the lives of disenfranchised women to move them to a plateau of success in every aspect of their lives, spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially. Our focus is on displaced families and survivors of domestic violence. Some of our core services include emergency housing/transitional housing, permanent housing (BED/DET) Building Economic Development in Detroit, collaborative/resource referrals, hands-on life skill trainings, financial budgeting, spiritual guidance, and group therapy for domestic abuse.

“Through these opportunities our organizations mission we plan to continue creating awareness, providing housing, bringing women closer to resources, and providing the highest quality of comprehensive care to aid survivors.”  Chacrice Miles, CEO

Transition 1.2.3, Inc. was also honored by and featured in the Investigative Discovery – ID Channel and Glamour Magazine in October 2016.  Chacrice Miles, Transition 1.2.3 Inc.’s CEO was also mentioned on the Today’s Show by Tamron Hall. We’re pleased to be acknowledged by HSN Cares sharing Transition 1.2.3’s community services.

Transition 1.2.3, Inc.
7439 Woodrow Wilson Street

Detroit, MI 48206
Office:(877)463.2269  
www.transition123inc.org

https://www.facebook.com/transition123

Detroit Enterprise Academy Principal Chanavia Patterson Wins Administrator of Year @NHASCHOOLS

Detroit, Mich., May 2, 2017— Chanavia Patterson, principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy (DEA) entered a gymnasium filled with more than 600 students, staff, and family members to learn that she had won the 2017 Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) 2017 Administrator of the Year Award.

Patterson was awarded the top honor by Dan Quisenberry, president of MAPSA, in front of her biggest supporters. National Heritage Academies President and CEO Brian Britton was on hand to congratulate and thank Mrs. Patterson for her dedication to the students of DEA.

“On behalf of everyone at National Heritage Academies, I want to congratulation Chanavia Patterson on this top award,” said Britton. “Chanavia exemplifies the characteristics of an outstanding educator and leader. She has dedicated herself to building a school culture where students are not only thriving academically, but they are learning to become outstanding citizens within their community.

Michigan is home to 300 charter schools with 1,500 administrators. This year 1,000 administrators were nominated throughout the state. Chanavia Patterson is the first National Heritage Academies principal to be named the Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year since Shawn Leonard of East Arbor Charter Academy in Ypsilanti in 2013. She’s the first winner from a Detroit school since 2010.

“Chanavia Patterson is working miracles at Detroit Enterprise Academy, and we’re so thrilled to be able to honor her with this award,” Quisenberry said. “Chanavia is a lifelong Detroiter who decided to stay and work in her hometown so that she could make a difference in the lives of students there. In just four years, she has turned Detroit Enterprise Academy into not just one of the best schools in Detroit, but one of the best schools in all of Michigan. She embodies the charter ideal – that when educators are empowered to be creative and innovative, there’s no limit to what they can achieve. Chanavia has shown the world that it’s possible to have great schools in Detroit.”

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award from MAPSA,” said Patterson. “This award is not just for me, it is for all of my students and staff who helped me build this school and this community. Four years ago I arrived at Detroit Enterprise with a vision and I am so proud to witness this vision come to life each day. This is an outstanding honor and a testament to building great schools in the city of Detroit.”

DEA was designated as a “beating the odds” Reward School in 2015-16 by the Michigan Department of Education for outperforming the school’s predicted top-to bottom ranking and under Chanavia’s leadership, the school continues to outperform the local district on the state assessment.

Detroit Enterprise Academy is a free public charter school that serves more than 600 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

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14 Reasons To Love A Woman Who Reads #motownmom

Women who read are a rare gem in a technology-driven world. But here’s why dating a woman who loves to read is probably the best thing you can do.

Read more: http://www.yourtango.com/2017301714/14-reasons-to-date-woman-who-reads

 

#MotownMom: HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway | Support #transition123 #Detroit |

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact: Tyrice Kirkland
Direct: 313.415.3673
Email: transition123inc@yahoo.com

 

HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway

Transition 1.2.3. Inc. of Detroit


We are thrilled to share with you that our organization Transition 1.2.3. Inc., will be announced live on Tuesday, MAY 9 at 9pm EST on HSN Channel (Home Shopping Network) in honor of our “HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway”.  “The nomination we received for your organization from Laveria Dixon inspired everyone who saw it and HSN Cares are looking forward to making this announcement on air and also sharing the details on www.HSN.com/HSNCares .”

 

About HSN:

HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curate assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to approximately 91 million households in the US 24/7 and its website – hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 40 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About HSN Cares:

HSN Cares, the philanthropic arm of HSN, is dedicated to empowering women and helping families in times of need locally, nationally and globally. Together with trusted organizations and volunteers we are able to make a difference with hope, love and support.

 

About Transition 1.2.3 Inc.
Transition 1.2.3, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c) (3) Christian based non-discriminative organization.  Our mission is to be a catalyst in the lives of disenfranchised women, youth and children to move them to a plateau of success in every area of their lives, physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, mentally, and socially.

Founded in 2004, Transition 1.2.3 Inc. impacts the community by being a catalyst in the lives of disenfranchised women to move them to a plateau of success in every aspect of their lives, spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially. Our focus is on displaced families and survivors of domestic violence. Some of our core services include emergency housing/transitional housing, permanent housing (BED/DET) Building Economic Development in Detroit, collaborative/resource referrals, hands-on life skill trainings, financial budgeting, spiritual guidance, and group therapy for domestic abuse.

 

“Through these opportunities our organizations mission we plan to continue creating awareness, providing housing, bringing women closer to resources, and providing the highest quality of comprehensive care to aid survivors.”  Chacrice Miles, CEO

 

Transition 1.2.3, Inc. was also honored by and featured in the Investigative Discovery – ID Channel and Glamour Magazine in October 2016.  Chacrice Miles, Transition 1.2.3 Inc.’s CEO was also mentioned on the Today’s Show by Tamron Hall. We’re pleased to be acknowledged by HSN Cares sharing Transition 1.2.3’s community services.

 

Transition 1.2.3, Inc.
7439 Woodrow Wilson Street

Detroit, MI 48206
Office:(877)463.2269  
www.transition123inc.org

https://www.facebook.com/transition123