Youth Leadership Summit 2015

"Is Race Real?"

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, New Detroit will hold its eighth Youth Leadership Summit on Race in partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The Summit will bring together racially diverse high school students from regional high schools working to improve race relations in metro Detroit. This highly popular one day event and limited to 250 students and will provide an opportunity for student leaders to network with other high school students throughout Southeastern Michigan. This event is free for all participants.

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New Detroit Today - October 2015

Daniel Hart Krichbaum Visionary Civic :
Leader Award recipient: New Detroit President:
and CEO Shirley R. Stancato

The Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit (IFLC) recently awarded its “Daniel Hart Krichbaum Visionary Civic Leader Award” to New Detroit president and CEO, Shirley R. Stancato. The award was presented at the 3rd Annual Awards Dinner, where Ms. Stancato was joined by her family, New Detroit board members and staff. The Award is presented to a coalition builder - a risk taker- an individual whose vocation benefits the community as a whole.

The IFLC Visionary Leadership Award was renamed to honor Daniel Krichbaum. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Daniel Krichbaum served as the executive director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.


New Detroit conducts programs to improve early childhood education

Improving educational opportunities is one of New Detroit's top priorities. Our organization believes that all children in our region should have access to high quality learning environments operating under the best practices for early childhood education. This will lead to more youth being prepared for school, being successful in primary and secondary education and going to college without remediation.

Therefore, New Detroit staff members have been conducting early education development sessions for administrators and staff of early learning programs.


Strengthening New Detroit’s data

Sonia Plata, New Detroit’s program manager, civic engagement, is currently participating in Wayne State University’s Five week Techniques of Data Interpretation and Presentation class.

This graduate class is structured to provide students with competencies of data interpretation and presentation with a primary focus on the graphical presentation of data in the context of public policy. It focuses on how to present a case, issue or problem with data to a range of different audiences. Students will be instructed in presenting arguments to public policy audiences within the framework of social work values and ethics.


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New Detroit: a racial justice organization
The metropolitan Detroit leadership organization working to identify and eliminate racial disparities in the region by building economic equity, social justice and racial understanding.

2014 Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report

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