Person of the Week
Tens of thousands of people will converge on downtown Detroit Saturday for the annual Race for the Cure. The person behind it–Maureen Keenan Meldrum–is Detroit 2020′s Person of the Week.
Our person of the week is someone who has unified hundreds of fellow alumni to give back to their school located on the northwest side of Detroit. Marcy Feldman’s elementary school played a big part in her life. Now…it’s her mission. At a reunion, she told her former classmates at Pasteur Elementary School—it’s time to give back. “I said… Read more »
Her face is a familiar one in Midtown. That’s because for a quarter century Sue Mosey has been Midtown’s biggest cheerleader. During a recent tour of the neighborhood Mosey showed us projects under construction, those on the drawing board, as well as opportunities that still exist. She told us, “I think most people would perceive this neighborhood today as more… Read more »
Detroit is making a bid to be the host city for the ESPN Summer X Games, featuring top athletes in action sports like rally car racing, skateboard, BMX and motocross. The two guys behind the effort are Kevin Krease and Garret Kohler, who quit their jobs to work on the project. In fact, Garret left Chicago to come to Detroit… Read more »
Our Detroit 2020 Person of the Week is a lifeline for hundreds of men and women. Reverend Faith Fowler is the head of Cass Community Social Services. She’s also the woman behind the sounds of the Cass Ambassadors Choir.
Roger Penske has done great things for the city of Detroit. He quarterbacked Detroit’s successful Super Bowl in 2006, and brought the roar of Indy Car racing back to Belle Isle.
And this week, he played the lead role in raising millions of dollars from the business community to support public safety in Detroit. So for being a champion for Detroit, we honor Roger Penske as our Person of the Week.
The Mercy Education Project has been opening the door to a brighter future for women and girls for more than twenty years. And its leader is Detroit 2020’s Person of the Week.
Three days a week he makes lunch and then heads downtown. He isn’t going to work. He’s going to help others. It has become almost routine for Larry Oleinick to work with friends and relatives on a bag-lunch production line. They call this mission “Heart to Hart because many of the lunches will be handed out to homeless and hungry… Read more »
The City of Detroit has a new way to fight blight, thanks to a 24-year businessman who saw a problem and decided to find a solution. His plan was unveiled yesterday, and because of his determination and effort, we’re naming him our Detroit 2020 person of the week. One of the most interesting things to come out of the state… Read more »
Who would think in this day and age that a sewing machine could be a life-changing tool. But it is for Toya James. James and five other women stitch together coats that transform into a sleeping bag at night to help the homeless survive on the streets. A product that came out of Veronika Scott’s design class at the College… Read more »