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IFF’s Learning Spaces: Three Stories of Growth

March 20, 2019

Safe and inspiring learning environments lay the foundation for positive early childhood experiences. That’s why IFF is working with high-quality early childhood providers to transform their spaces. IFF’s Learning Spaces program provides grants and technical assistance to upgrade early learning facilities in the Detroit area. The improvements are leading to increased capacity so that more…

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$12 million mixed-use development aims to fit in southwest Detroit

March 20, 2019

ANALYSE FRANK | February 28, 2019 A $12 million planned housing and commercial development led by Invest Detroit and two nonprofits is using a tiered approach to fit in with its architectural surroundings in southwest Detroit. The city of Detroit targeted a mixed-use project on a 0.81-acre vacant lot on West Vernor Highway in its southwest…

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This Woman Vowed To Help 400 More Black Women Architects Follow Their Dream

March 20, 2019
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BRITTNEY OLIVER Feb, 27, 2019 When Detroit-native Tiffany Brown decided to pursue a degree in architecture, it was a career pathway shrouded in mystery. She was still in high school and that particular vocation didn’t land on her radar until a guest speaker discussed it during her senior year. Like so many children growing up…

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HFLI Initiative Awarded $50,000

March 1, 2019

“Developing Strong Black Male Educators,” an initiative by HFLI and Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan, was one of six programs awarded $50,000 in the MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge this week. Design thinking is a powerful set of tools to improve teaching, leading and learning for students; using a phased approach, the program will build…

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The Design Core team is growing and evolving!

February 7, 2019

We are proud to announce the following additions, promotions and changes to our organization: Melinda Anderson, formerly the Creative Director of Detroit Month of Design, has transitioned to Senior Event Producer, a new part time role. Design Core is proud of Melinda’s leadership over the past nine years. Kiana Wenzell promoted from Project Manager to…

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We’re hiring Production Assistants and Project Managers!

January 11, 2019
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Design Core Detroit is looking for experienced and motivated people to join our team as production assistants and project managers for Detroit Month of Design. If you are interested email your resume to info@designcore.org and type either Production or Project Manager in the subject line.

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Standard Wonder Group is Hiring

January 11, 2019

Our Design Network member is seeking a Digital Advertising and Marketing Superhero with SEM, social media and general digital advertising experience to help grow this start up agency. LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE.

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How Detroit organizations and individuals are fighting for mobility equity

December 12, 2018
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PATRICK DUNN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2018 Growing up in the city of Detroit and the metro Detroit area, Shavon Edwards had the privilege of always having access to at least one family car. But the experiences of her relatives on the city’s East side showed her from a young age that getting around the city wasn’t…

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Support us on #GivingTuesday

November 26, 2018
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Do you love Drinks x Design as much as we do? We need your help to keep this event series free and open to the public! Today, on #GivingTuesday, we’re hoping to raise $5,000 which will fully fund one Drinks x Design event in 2019. With your help, we can do it! Donate and show your…

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TEN DETROIT BUSINESSES WIN INAUGURAL COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

October 26, 2018
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Winners demonstrate that design supports all type of businesses in their competitiveness DETROIT, Mich. (October 26, 2018) – Design Core Detroit, a non-profit that offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses to Detroit, and AIA Detroit announced last night the 10 winning projects of the inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit awards. Commerce Design: Detroit…

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