The national Suicide Prevention Lifeline is set to go live by July 16, 2022. In July of last year, the Federal Communications Commission designated 988 as the abbreviated dialing code to reach the hotline 24/7. The update will affect telephone users in four area codes in Michigan. Callers in the 616, 810, 906 and 989 area..
The Michigan Department of Transportation has been working on multiple road projects to update the freeways throughout metro Detroit. For the past few years, construction has been travelers' biggest woes. Trips Up North and to Ohio have been difficult with extended road work through Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. But the aging freeways need to be updated,..
The nonprofit The Empowerment Plan has teamed up with Chevrolet to deliver more than 500 coats to the homeless in eight cities across the Midwest and Northeast, including two stops in Michigan. The “Spread the Warmth” project will visit Detroit; Rochester, New York; New York City; Boston; Louisville; Chicago; Grand Rapids and Washington, D.C., through March 7. “So I think for us,..
The community health group Neighborhood Service Organization, also known as NSO, has received a $4 million award to fund behavioral and mental health services in metro Detroit. "We were already, you know, moving in that direction with adding primary care. We have a chief medical officer of primary care, who has been seeing patients since..
Ford Motor Company-John Delle Monache Ford Motor Company is continuing its renovations to the Michigan Central Depot in Corktown. The auto-maker has hired New-York based EverGreene Architectural Arts to update more than 56,000 square feet of plasterwork, an 18-month project that's the next step in creating Ford's future mobility hub. Richard Bardelli, Construction Manager for Michigan..
Racquet Up Detroit is a non-profit organization that provides students with academic support and coaching in the sport of squash. For the past 10 years, the group has worked out of the Northwest Activity Center in Detroit. Now, they are ready to build a permanent home of their own. Derek Aguirre is the Executive Director..
The DTE Energy Foundation, through its partnership with the non-profit Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), has donated $330,000 to Wayne State University's Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (LAS). The money will fund scholarships for underrepresented students who are a part of MiHC and students pursuing Latino Studies at Wayne State. "We're excited because this fund will..
Michigan State University and tech giant Apple are teaming up to launch an iOS developer academy in Detroit. The program is the first of its kind in North America, following similar initiatives in Brazil, Italy and Indonesia. For more than three years, MSU and Apple have worked to find ways for different colleges within the..
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is looking for public input regarding the I-375 project in Detroit. The project, which has a timeline extending through 2027, will convert the current highway system into a boulevard. An official 45 day period opened up on the environmental assessment portion of the I-375 project in January. According to the Federal..
The North-Atlantic Slave Trade has made it nearly impossible for millions of people to identify their lineage and ancestors. A new program through Michigan State University aims to change that. In December, the university launched enslaved.org, a searchable database that contains millions of records representing enslaved Africans and their descendants. "Enslaved.org is it has the capacity to..