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Summer Youth Programs! Find one in Metro #Detroit now! #motownmoxiemom #mommyblogger

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Summer Youth Programs! Find one in Metro #Detroit now! #motownmoxiemom #mommyblogger

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MAR 23 Detroit’s Brown Moms Meetup and Workshops Public · Hosted by Detroit’s Brown Moms #motownmoxiemom

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We’re holding a meetup with Workshops: Anger/ Depression Management, Vision Boarding, Intro to Yoga, Health, Self-Care, Budgeting and/or Couponing, Starting Businesses, etc.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1839877989471957/

Weekend craft: Nurture the imagination with fairy gardens #motownmoxiemom

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Nurture the imagination with fairy gardens

By: Andy Kozlowski | C&G Newspapers |

METRO DETROIT — For the young at heart, fairy gardens are a way to bring a sense of wonder to green spaces, evoking mystery with environmental details that make the imagination run wild.

A child wandering a fairy garden may wonder, “Who lived in this toadstool-shaped house under the tree?” or “Who left these footprints trailing off into the bushes?”

And the experience needn’t be limited to the outdoors. One can craft a fairy garden indoors using a single flowerpot, creating a self-contained world akin to a dollhouse or train set.

Read more https://www.candgnews.com/news/nurture-the-imagination-with-fairy-gardens-112041

#MotownMom: Owe taxes in #Detroit? That’s OK. Wayne County will still sell you foreclosed homes.

Wayne County doesn’t always enforce a law that forbids…

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#MotownWriters: In case you were wondering when the #Eclipse2017 happens in #Detroit…

Someone asked me as if I knew it. I googled it and found this.

I’m glad cause I’ll be off of work, but I’m kind of reminded about the movie, Night of the Comet.

Now I know a comet and eclipse are two different things. Yet, their both astrological events that happen and just like the movie everyone is excited to view them.

I’m a writer. A fiction writer at that so I tend to believe in the crazy than the realistic.

Just saying…

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

DETROIT ENTERPRISE ACADEMY

Media Release

 

 

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)

 

 

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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.

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