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Within neglected quarters of Detroit, hyperlocal revitalization efforts to restore parts of the city’s sprawling alleyway network are reinventing their purpose in the process BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB // PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS Rhonda Theus remin…

For 10 Points, Name a Winning Quiz Bowl Coach and Teacher. ANSWER : Brad McNellen BY KIM KISNER / SPONSORED BY DETROIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL Upon meeting and speaking with Brad McNellen, it’s instantly clear that there’s no shortage of passion, …

Meet Imad Zahr, the new Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid for Detroit Country Day School. By Kim Kisner Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School Since moving to Michigan from the country of Jordan on June 29, Imad Zahr has sp…

Teachers, administrators and students across Metro Detroit weigh in on this wacky school year You’ve surely heard the expression, “When I was your age, I had to walk uphill to school both ways, barefoot in the snow.” Thanks to the pandemic, t…

Cranbrook Institute of Science’s annual Women Rock Science event celebrates women in STEAM, educates kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Sponsored by Cranbrook Institute of Science As the world continues to navigate…

However back-to-school looks this year, Rochester elementary-school teacher Jill West assures that students will receive the care, attention and education they deserve By Jill West  Featured photo courtesy of Rochester Community Schools “Back to school” is an exciting time filled with antici…

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality nonprofit empowers student-athletes to treat peers with respect on and off the field. Story and photography by Kirsten Johnson When the Cass Technical High School volleyball team attends a tournament, the players often notice one major difference be…

An engaging collection of globally focused programs takes students on a voyage of discovery that goes beyond a desk, beyond a classroom and beyond borders. By Jacquelin Riley, director of the DCDS Global Initiatives Program Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School Today we are living in a wor…

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A local grant maker was inspired to help the Hazel Park Literacy Project after reading a SEEN story. Photography by Sylvia Jarrus The Hazel Park Literacy Project is the recipient of the $10,000 grant award, in part due to a SEEN story that highlighted grassroots literacy programs in Metro De…

Living Arts Executive Director Alissa Novoselick discusses the importance of arts education and how it can transform the lives of youth in Detroit. By Alissa Novoselick As I pull the heavy door open to Living Arts’ after-school space in Southwest Detroit and walk into the room, I always noti…

Cranbrook students showed off the latest summer fashion at The Art of Fashion 2018. The fundraiser is a collaboration between Cranbrook Schools and Saks Fifth Avenue, where students got to model at Saks in Troy. By Julia Heppard Photography by Viviana Pernot Cranbrook Schools teamed up with …

See photos from Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Studio 2018 fundraiser on April 28, where students and artists-in-residents displayed their work. Photography by Erin Kirkland Over 400 people perused student studios at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum’s Studio 2018 fundraiser on A…

See photos from the 8th annual Uncorked fundraiser April 20 at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth. Photography by Rudy Thomas The Educational Excellence Foundation hosted the 2018 Uncorked to raise money for educational programs for students in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.…

Have a high school senior heading to college this year? Start your financial prep now. By Lyle Wolberg For many families, including my own, the college countdown is heating up, and all kinds of preparations are underway for this major, life-changing milestone. Our twins, Katie and Joey, will…