UNI is so excited to announce that we have been selected as a new project partner with Detroit4Detroit and they are throwing a party
The community screening of Simply Raw is a part of the 2012 Monday Community Movie Night series which takes place every fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the MSU Detroit Center at 3408 Woodward. The event is sponsored by Peoples Kitchen Detroit.
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The Boggs Educational Center plans to open in 2012. We are currently working on securing a charter and a location in the Island View Village neighborhood.
To fulfill our goals, we have selected to implement a Place-Based Education (PBE) program. PBE is a nationally renowned and research-based model that has facilitated high student achievement in areas like Oakland, Louisville, Boston, Portland, and New York City. BEC will pioneer PBE for low-income students in Detroit. PBE immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum. PBE emphasizes learning through participation in service projects for the school and local community.
The following are the principles of the Place-Based Education model:
• Learning takes place on-site, in the schoolyard, and in the local community and environment.
• Learning focuses on local themes, systems, and content.
• Learning is personally relevant to each learner.
• Learning experiences contribute to the community’s vitality and environmental quality and support the community’s role in fostering global environmental quality.
• Learning is supported by strong and varied partnerships with local residents, organizations, businesses, and government.
• Learning is interdisciplinary.
• Learning experiences are tailored to the local audience.
• Learning is grounded in and supports the development of a love for one’s place.
• Local learning serves as the foundation for understanding and participating in regional and global issues.
Detroit, Michigan 48203
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Healthy soul Natural Food Store is home for all your healthy foods needs.
Located at 18710 Woodward Avenue ( 3 blocks south of 7Mile Road).
Selling products for your health:
Ionized Alkaline Water
Bulk Grains % Nuts, Seeds
Dried Fruit & Vegetables
many more items for your health.
This is a 27 minute Detroit made documentary by Oren Goldenberg and Paul Abowd that takes an unconventional look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the projects open, and squatters - themselves former residents- who struggle to stay warm through Detroit's harsh winter.
A special screening of the documentary that takes alook at how the residents on the blocks intersecting Pleasant and Leibold Streets were affected over a two-year period by Marathon Oil's daily shipping of over 3,000,000 gallons od waste water from its newly expanded tar sands oil refining facility, through the public water main running under Pleasant Street and to Detroit's Waste Water Treatme
The Interrupters tells a moving story of three Violence Interrupters trying to protect Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.
Please join the U.S. Asst. Attorney General Thomas Perez and Bankole Thompson, Editor of the Michigan Chronicle for a discusssion on Civil Rights in a Multicultural Society.
for additional information contact: Mrs. Ho;;y Hughes at Hhughes@wayne.edu.
Julia Butterfly Hill brought international attention to the plight of the world's last remaining ancient forests when she climbed 180 feet into the branches of a 1000-year-old redwood tree and refused to come down. Her historic protest to the environmental destruction caused by the clear-cutting of northern California's a