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September 01, 2020

A Young Professional’s View on the 2020 Election: Student Loans

Last time I wrote an article for Let’s Detroit was just at the beginning of August, right before the primary elections. Those elections are done, most of the ballots have been counted, I still haven’t gotten my Amazon package that promised two-day shipping, and now there’s another election coming up. But that last article I […]

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August 27, 2020

Detroit Month of Design is here!

Let’s Detroit is excited to celebrate Detroit Month of Design by sponsoring this year’s Living Decals by Hook Studio! During the month of September, Detroiters will be able to participate in virtual events, exhibitions by reservation, self-guided outdoor installations and more! Want to get involved? Here’s how: Sept. 19 – Sept. 30 Giveaway  Let’s Detroit […]

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New Leaders Council Detroit Application Open

New Leaders Council-Detroit is currently accepting applications for the next Detroit cohort of fellows. NLC equips leaders with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, create start-ups, and build networks of thought leaders and organizers.  NLC America’s largest leadership development organization for Progressives. An annual fellowship program allows 20 of our region’s leaders a […]

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August 26, 2020

Ashley Williams Founder and CEO of RIZZARR on Black Entrepreneurship

Ashley is the founder and CEO of RIZZARR, a tech-enabled content marketplace. Through RIZZARR, brands are able to find and work with Millennial and Gen Z content creators worldwide – particularly nano-influencers and micro-influencers. Ashley answered a few questions about how black entrepreneurship has been affected during this time and highlights the uniqueness that black-owned […]

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August 24, 2020

Things I’ve Learned Moving from New York City to Detroit

Every time I tell a Detroiter that I moved from the “Big Apple” to the “Motor City” they look at me with disbelief. Why would anyone move from New York to Detroit? Of course, the question is reasonable. New York City seems to have it all. It is arguably the cultural/financial capital of the world […]

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August 21, 2020

Pivoting Passion to Change Agency: The Building Blocks of Pushing From Moments to Movements through Advocacy Positions

Follow-up blog to the Aug. 18th conversation with Lauren and Whitney, Appointees to the Michigan Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Disparities. Watch the recording here. 2020 has truly highlighted the need for accountability, transparency, and the restructuring of how local, state, and national entities from both the public and private sector address issues that impact everyday people. The […]

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August 19, 2020

IN-PERSON VS. ONLINE ONLY: LET’S DETROIT AMBASSADORS SHARE FALL SEMESTER EXPECTATIONS AS COLLEGES DECIDE HOW TO NAVIGATE COVID-19

Right now, universities and colleges are scrambling to decide whether to allow students to return to campuses or go with online only instruction – which would further cement the “new normal” for millions of students. The debate on whether colleges should return to face-to-face instruction and some form of pre-pandemic campus life (with the appropriate safety protocols in place), or only hold remote classes […]

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August 17, 2020

Influencing Community Change as a Detroit Young Professional

Whitney Griffin, appointee to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, reflects on her experiences investing in statewide advisory roles. Millennials are key to influencing societal change and now, more than ever, we should be advocating for our communities and causes that we are passionate about.  As a concerned citizen, my voice matters — […]

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August 14, 2020

10 PLACES IN DETROIT TO VOLUNTEER NOW DURING THE PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic has broadened existing inequities and continues to bring about new challenges as it touches every part of our lives and economy. While answering to some of those challenges, the pandemic is creating an increased need to assist those most in need. Organizations in and around Detroit have rolled up their sleeves and […]

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August 10, 2020

5 Tips For Starting a Job During COVID-19

Starting a new job can be stressful on its own, and starting one during a pandemic only can make those anxieties worse. Working from home is an adjustment and can present a whole different set of challenges when acclimating to a new job during the coronavirus. However, with the right tools and mindset adapting to […]

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