3 Detroit organizations benefit from latest round NBA Foundation grants
Three Detroit area non-profit organizations will receive a financial boost from the NBA Foundation. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation and the Sphinx Organization will receive the grants in honor of the NBA Foundation’s incorporation one year go. Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation was formed to maximize impact and add value to Detroit residents and employers by providing quality services, connecting them via ‘Detroit at Work’ to resources and the support needed to thrive. The third nonprofit that received a grant from the NBA Foundation was the Sphinx Organization. “The Sphinx Organization is grateful to the NBA Foundation for their investment in our mission to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts,” the organization said in a statement.mlive.com
Southeast Michigan Boys and Girls Club members release custom apparel for Black History Month
The organization’s Industry Club released its custom collection for Black History Month. The teens and BGCSM members are involved in the Reimagine Black Wall Street collection - apparel that’s open for sale to the public. MORE: Black History Month coverage“Right now going on, we have a pop up shop where people can come and buy our T-shirts and hoodies,” McKenzy said. AdREAD MORE:‘Black Art Library’ exhibit at MOCAD celebrates work of artists through booksCity of Detroit showcases artists as kickoff to Black History MonthTell us: What does Black History Month mean to you? Unmasking the invisible men of the comic book world‘We just want equity and equality and appreciation’: The history behind Black History MonthAdHear from the Detroit artist whose Rosa Parks sculpture is featured in Biden’s Oval Office
Industry Club to offer paid retail, fashion experience to Detroit youth
DETROIT The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) announced a new initiative that will offer hands-on experience for young people interested in careers in retail or fashion merchandising. True equality can only be achieved through economic and social mobility and the Industry Club is designed to do just that, said BGCSM President & CEO, Shawn H. Wilson. The Industry Club is meant to provide young people with access to the industry, mentorship and potential job placement while earning a wage, officials said. Detroits Bedrock is providing the 2,400 square-foot retail space to the Industry Club for free in addition to a $25,000 grant, officials said. That accelerator concept will continue through the Industry Club project, with Ponyride offering both brick-and-mortar, and e-commerce support to local women and entrepreneurs of color.