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Detroit Enterprise Academy Hosts Free Family Fair Saturday via @DEnterprise_NHA @KelliBrooke_S

DETROIT ENTERPRISE ACADEMY

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A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL MANAGED

BY NATIONAL HERITAGE ACADEMIES

 

Detroit Enterprise Academy Offers Free Family Fun Fair

 

Detroit Enterprise Academy invites the community and students to a Free Family Fun Fair offering a great opportunity to enjoy a day outside in the summer.

The event is scheduled for 4 p.m.July 21, at Milliken State Park. Families will be able to hear about the school’s personalized instruction, moral focus in the curriculum and the extracurricular programs.

In addition, interested families will be able to sign up for tours of the school and apply for admission.

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

 

                         WHO:             Detroit Enterprise Academy

WHAT:           Free Family Fun Fair

WHEN:          4 p.m.July 21, 2017

         WHERE:        Milliken State Park

         Contact:       Kelli B. Smith
616-464-2235 (office), 616-295-4241 (cell)

 

 

Detroit Enterprise

 

 

 

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#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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Great Lakes Water Authority accepting enrollment for# Water Residential #Assistance Program (WRAP) – Metro #Detroit #MotownMom

Income-eligible Metro Detroit residents encouraged to apply for assistance

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has launched the Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP), the first sustainable assistance program focused solely on residential water services in the state of Michigan. In its first year, the WRAP is expected to provide $4.5 million to residents across southeast Michigan. Income-eligible Metro Detroit residents can begin the enrollment process by calling (313) 386-WRAP (9727) or visiting www.waynemetro.org/WRAP.

 

Unlike assistance programs in the past that rely on outside sources for funding, the WRAP has a dedicated source, with the potential to continue in perpetuity. A half-percent of all GWLA revenue will be dedicated to the WRAP. As revenues increase for the authority, so too will the available amount in the WRAP program.

 

“In addition to bill payment assistance, the WRAP provides educational programs and funding to fix leaks and other minor home plumbing repairs,” said Sue McCormick, CEO, GLWA. “It truly is one of the most complete solutions that not only supports consumers in need, but also aims to put them on a pathway towards self-sufficiency.  When we strengthen one part of the system, we strengthen the system as a whole. We are proud to be able to offer our customer communities this solution.”

 

The initial allocation of WRAP funds will be distributed to the city of Detroit, Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties. The total amount each area will receive is the same proportion of revenue it pays into the WRAP.  This is to ensure an equitable distribution among all customer communities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECIPIENTS
To qualify for the WRAP program, participants must meet the following requirements:
  • Have income at or below the 150% federal poverty threshold;
  • Be residential customers of the GLWA service area, with first priority to customers who have a past due bill and/or are in active shut off;
  • Provide proof of residency or provide renter’s proof of responsibility for water on lease;
  • Customers with water usage 20% or more above average must participate in a home water audit and install water conservation measures; and
  • Stay current on monthly bill payment for 12 months.
At the time of program enrollment, the program administrator will work with local communities to suspend customer shut off and freeze arrearages. Qualified participants are also eligible to receive:
  • Payment assistance up to $1,000 per household per year — $25 per month towards a bill credit, and assistance with arrears;
  • Home repairs up to $1,000 per household to fix plumbing issues causing high usage;
  • Water saving kits and consumer training classes; and
  • Supportive WRAP-around services, which include referrals to energy, food and clothing assistance program.
The program is administrated by Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, in collaboration with a total of five community action associations to ensure that all customers within the GLWA service area will have access to WRAP resources—that’s 126 communities throughout seven different counties in southeast Michigan.

 

For more information regarding the program, please visit www.waynemetro.org/WRAP or call (313) 386-WRAP (9727).

ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES WATER AUTHORITY (GLWA)

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) was established in November 2014 to provide water and waste water services to 126 municipalities in seven Southeastern Michigan counties. On January 1, 2016, GLWA assumed operational, infrastructure improvements, environmental compliance and budget-setting responsibilities for the regional water and sewage treatment plants, major water transmission mains and sewage interceptors, and related facilities. The organization leases these facilities from the City of Detroit for an allocation of $50 million per year fund capital improvements for the City of Detroit retail system and/or debt obligations. GLWA also will fund a Water Residential Assistance Program to assist low-income residential customers throughout the system. The GLWA board includes one representative each from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties as well as two representatives from the City of Detroit, and one from the State of Michigan to represent customer communities outside the tri-county area.

Home Repair Grant for Home Owner age 62+ cc: @habitatdetroit

Home repair grants from $1000 to $15000

Note: grants are available on first come, first serve basis while funding last.

See specifications below… Print option available at the end.

Click here to download the application

 

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Click here to download the application

Please share with others as well. thank you

“Must Read” #MichLit Author, @DesCooper, Know The Mother…. will touch the soul! #MotownMom

Detroit, Michigan, journalist and author, Desiree Cooper, has released her wonderful book of poems and prose with Wayne State Press called Know The Mother. A beautiful literary work of art that will touch the soul.

Buy your copy now : http://amzn.to/1VKxXTS

ABOUT THE BOOK:

While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector-at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, women-both black and white-find themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives.

In this heart-wrenching collection, Cooper reveals that gender and race are often unanticipated interlopers in family life. An anxious mother reflects on her prenatal fantasies of suicide while waiting for her daughter to come home late one night. A lawyer miscarries during a conference call and must proceed as though nothing has happened. On a rare night out with her husband, a new mother tries convincing herself that everything is still the same. A politician’s wife’s thoughts turn to slavery as she contemplates her own escape: “Even Harriet Tubman had realized that freedom wasn’t worth the price of abandoning her family, so she’d come back home. She’d risked it all for love.” With her lyrical and carefully crafted prose, Cooper’s stories provide truths without sermon and invite empathy without sentimentality.

Know the Mother explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction will appreciate this deeply felt collection.

Buy your copy now : http://amzn.to/1VKxXTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Desiree Cooper is a former attorney, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and Detroit community activist whose fiction dives unflinchingly into the intersection of racism and sexism. Using the compressed medium of flash fiction, she explores intimate spaces to reveal what it means to be human. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Callaloo, Detroit Noir, Best African American Fiction 2010, and Tidal Basin Review, among other online and print publications. Her first collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, was published by Wayne State University Press in March 2016. Cooper was a founding board member of Cave Canem, a national residency for emerging black poets. She is currently a Kimbilio fellow, a national residency for African American fiction writers.

Check her out at descooper.com.

Buy your copy now : http://amzn.to/1VKxXTS

Connect with this author at:

http://www.facebook.com/descooper

(see upcoming events and signings on facebook) 

http://instagram.com/descooper

https://twitter.com/descooper

 

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

New Michigan Literary Network podcast w/guest @DesCooper, author of “Know the Mother” at http://tobtr.com/s/8790883.

Get YOUR book at: http://amzn.to/1VKxXTS

TOMORROW – Join The She Is Project with special guest history maker @gwenjimmere of @naturalicious1 #Detroit #MotownMom

TOMORROW – Join The She Is Project with special guest history maker @gwenjimmere of @naturalicious1 as we launch a new series of business educational initiatives designed to help you start, grow and flourish your businesses. First up, we are a partner of Detroit Entrepreneur Week and TechWeek, offering “Can I Get to Know You”, a fun and interactive work session that will teach you:
• effective tips and techniques for making business connections
• how to recognize and leverage potential beneficial relationships
• how to purposefully network and establish relationships for business purposes.
Register at http://ow.ly/4na3NA.See you next week!‪#‎DEW2016‬ ‪#‎TechWeek‬‪#‎FemaleEntrepreneurs‬ ‪#‎Detroit‬ ‪#‎TechWeekDetroit‬ ‪#‎Naturalicious‬

Free Tax Help Offline & Online in Metro #Detroit #MotownMom #WayneCounty #OaklandCounty @accountingaidsociety

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Event:BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer @msbeautifulanee 9/19 #MotownMom

 

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SPECIAL GUESTS: 

Rocke America’s Virtuous QueenDe’Nisha Sh’Lene of Saved In Style

We will be having a Fashion & Natural Hair Showcase, Entertainment & more!

Please SHARE & INVITE others!! REGISTER NOW 

The abstract art of head wrapping for beginners and those who want to either explore the idea of adorning their crowns, adding color or style, covering for health reasons, or just for a day hair won’t cooperate. This is for any female able to come and listen. In addition, the facilitator will be presenting some poetic pieces to inspire, empower, and motivate you as women of God. It will incorporate a Christian look at physical & emotional purity and the purpose of being a virtuous women. This will truly be an interactive bonding & growing experience with yourself and others unlike any other event you have attended.

We are including our young ladies also !!

Also, bring something to take notes, a variety of colors & styles of clean scarves, cotton t-shirts, satin bonnet, crochet cap, wig if needed or desired.

Any interested businesses, sponsors or women related vendors such as scarves, natural body products, etc. currently booking first come, first serve.

  Contact the Organizer

Contact: Natasha, Consulting by Anée

313.242.POEM
http://www.mybeautifulthoughts.netbeautfulThought

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If you’d like to support this event you can copy and paste this into your social media now!

Come2 “BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer” http://beyoutifulexpo1.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=discovery&utm_content=attendeeshare&utm_campaign=social&utm_term=listing @msbeautifulanee #motownmom 9/19th Metro #Detroit

 

 

 

 

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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet – Bob Dylan… #LiveLaughLove #motownmom #labw

Braider’s Most Wanted Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show #Detroit Oct 4th @braiderswanted

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Sistah’s Braid Too! presents:

Braider’s Most Wanted

Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show

 

“Better Care, Better Hair”

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

6 PM – 10 PM

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers

Detroit, MI 48235

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Our goal with Braider’s Most Wanted Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show is to inspire local women and men who live in our communities to become entrepreneurs in this industry.  It is our hope that in the years to follow, that hair braiding and natural hair care salons will become representative of the people who live in the community.

 

If you have questions, contact Mz. Crystal at (248) 372-1738.

 

For vendor and sponsor opportunities, please call Jamar at (601) 870-2744. 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!braidersMostWanted

 

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