As Detroit is one of the places our team calls home, we are very proud to be partnering with local organizations for events and meet-ups this summer. Stay tuned for announcements on exact dates and locations, and enjoy our recap from our most recent visit.
Pro Tip: these are neighborhoods, can’t go wrong with boutique hotel or AirBnb.
E X P L O R E | Corktown [hipster, artsy, less crowded], Downtown [great to see the history, architecture, culture and nightlife], Eastern Market [year round market, murals, artistic], Midtown [up-and-coming, young professional, new businesses]
T O U R | Motown Museum [music history, Motown Records], Ford Piquette Avenue Plant [birthplace of Model T, historic car factory viewing], Fisher Building [designed by architect Albert Kahn], Midtown [up-and-coming, young professionals and new business]
Pro Tip: Detroit is spread out with various areas to explore. Plan by neighborhood so you can hit everything at once!
GOOD TO KNOW: it’s not always easy to make meaningful difference in short term visits, a lot of non-profits actually can’t support it. Be sure to plan ahead of time, reach out and set-up your dates to volunteer.
Downtown Boxing Gym |this program focuses on books before boxing, which requires all students to complete their homework before they can begin practice. They currently serve more than 150 students between the ages of 7 and 18, with a high-school graduation rate of 100%. Programs are 100% free to all students. [Learn More About How To Get Involved]
Angels’ Place | this is a non-profit organization that provides homes and services to persons with developmental disabilities. They have over twenty residential homes located in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County. Volunteers can get involved through experiences, projects and programs. [Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities Here]
Focus Hope | they pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. Goal is to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. [Learn more on how to help here]
B R U N C H & L U N C H |Parks & Rec Diner [food farmed and sourced locally. Be sure to get there early as this is a tiny, popular joint], Selden Standard, Dime Store, Astro Detroit [coffee shop] *No wifi
Pro Tip:check the times before you go, some of the popular restaurants are filled weeks in advance. Make sure to make a reservation if you can, and if not – grab a drink at the bar!