Press days are underway at the 2014 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center. Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray was named North American Car of the Year at the start of the Auto Show on Monday morning, while the Chevy Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year.
We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems. Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013.
We’re honoring a young man who noticed something missing in downtown Detroit. So he’s trying to do something about it. Michael Soviak is launching a campaign to raise money to repair the 20 flag poles in Hart Plaza, and install new flags.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit has launched its 7th annual “100 Mentors in 100 Days” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to bring attention to the ever-present need for volunteers to serve as positive influences in the lives of children throughout metro Detroit.
Do you know someone who is working to make a difference in the community?
Nominate them to be the next Detroit 2020 Person of the Week!
We first introduced you to Veronika Scott last February.
Scott started the non-profit Empowerment Plan–providing employment and hope for formerly homeless women.
On this bitterly cold day, Tom Nardon’s snow blower provides a path of necessity.
“Our goal is to help people who can’t help themselves,” said Nardone, leader of the Detroit Mower Gang.
2013 is a year unlike any other in the city of Detroit’s 312-year history.
Bankruptcy is the reason.
Detroit’s historic St. Josaphat Catholic Church remains closed while a fund-raising effort to repair the iconic main steeple continues.
Kevin Piotrowski, parish council president, told Detroit 2020 that approximately $25,000 has been raised since the Save our Steeples campaign was launched Dec. 2.
Demolition work is continuing on the Brewster-Douglass project, the massive and historic public housing complex where Motown star Diana Ross grew up.