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FCA Foundation Bridges Digital Divide for Detroit Students

By Kevin Frazier
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The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has joined a coalition of Detroit’s leading businesses and philanthropic organizations that is investing $23 million in a program to bridge the digital divide for 51,000 Detroit students. The program, called Connected Futures, will place a computer tablet with high-speed LTE internet connectivity, along with technical support, into the hands of every Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) K-12 student. 

Fighting Food Scarcity Amidst the Pandemic

Garden Spotlight: The Drew Horticulture Program
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By: Michael Craig, The Charles Drew Transition Center Horticulture Program, 
GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant Winner

When the pandemic hit in March, The Charles R. Drew Transition Center, along with every other school within the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), closed to keep students and faculty safe and healthy.

CITGO and Empire Petroleum Support Detroit Metro Area Hospitals During COVID-19

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As communities continue to work together during the ongoing public health crisis, we at CITGO are honored to do our part to give back and support our neighbors.

In May, CITGO teamed up with the Chaldean American Chamber and Empire Petroleum to fuel good in the Detroit Metro area. CITGO and Empire Petroleum donated and delivered 100 CITGO gas cards to the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Beaumont Hospital. Both hospitals will distribute the gas cards to first responders, patients and volunteers.

DABO, Comerica and Community Partners Deliver COVID-19 Testing and Relief Efforts to Underserved Detroit Neighborhoods

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Supporting Detroit’s neighborhoods as city residents continue to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic has become critical in the collective efforts to stay safe and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), an organization since 1979 focused on uplifting, unifying and empowering Detroit’s African American community, that means providing access to testing and contributing to the food security for families and individuals.

The Detroit Water Crisis and Unexpected Coalitions

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Since 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has shut off the water to 141,000 households whose bills were past due. Last year, more than 23,000 households reportedly had their water shut off.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 5: Real Estate Development

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 5 of 5.

Abir Ali 

The City of Detroit and FCA Seek Artists to Paint One of the Largest Municipal Art Installations in Detroit's History

Artist Open Call Coming Valentine’s Day
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DETROIT, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This Valentine’s Day, FCA will join Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship and City Walls Detroit murals program in showing the city some love. FCA and the City will issue a global open call to artists to create murals that will comprise one of the largest municipal art installations in Detroit’s history.  

FCA Community: Employee Takes a Shot at Ending Hunger

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Hometown hero, Marvin Skipper, had all the right moves when growing up in Detroit.  A Pershing High School graduate, he earned a basketball scholarship to Eastern Michigan University.  His eye was on an NBA career with hopes of providing a better life for his family and community when his hoop dreams were sunk by a heart condition.  

FCA Joins Plug and Play and MMSDC Partnership Creating Mobility Innovation Hub in Detroit

‘Plug and Play Detroit powered by AmplifyD’ will provide streamlined access to an ecosystem of hundreds of technology startups, with an emphasis on women and minorities
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., January 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FCA today announced that it will join a partnership formed between Plug and Play, the largest global innovation platform for startups and corporations, and the 

FCA Aims to Keep Dreams of Homeownership Alive: Funds $1.8 Million Home Repair Grant Program for Detroit’s Eastsiders

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - FCA has completed the transfer of $900,000 to the City of Detroit’s Housing & Revitalization Department (HRD) — the first tranche of a $1.8 million commitment — to fund a home repair grant program for homeowners on the City’s east side.

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