DBG Blog

DBG Receives Detroit Future City ‘Working With Lots’ Grant

Spring has sprung in downtown Detroit and soon our students will be back outside learning and playing in our outdoor space. The Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to announce we’ve received a $17,000 grant from Detroit Future City to build what’s called an Organic Bowl Lot Design in our yard.

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DBG Goes International with the State of Play Study Tour

From March 25-29, leaders from Southeast Michigan and Western New York were given the incredible opportunity to travel to the Ruhr region of Germany and Barcelona, Spain to study how to reimagine recreation. How would communities change if every child was active? The Downtown Boxing Gym’s founder and CEO Khali

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Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Brad Fox

We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for

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Divas to Sing in the Ring at Downtown Boxing Gym

It’s a matchup in the ring like you’ve never seen before – think Thrilla in Manilla minus the boxing gloves and with a whole lot of opera. Yes, opera! The Downtown Boxing Gym is thrilled to host Diva Cage Match on Sunday, March 31, presented by Opera MODO. Six opera

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DBG Students Make Music, Dance with Class Act Detroit

Each week at the Downtown Boxing Gym, our students create a rhythm and beat all their own. Nonprofit partner Class Act Detroit provides hip-hop music education and production and step dancing for our students, helping to expand our enrichment offerings. Class Act Detroit, which focuses on arts, academics, health and

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Downtown Boxing Gym Receives Rite Aid KidsCents Regional Grants

The Rite Aid Foundation has distributed 180 grants, totaling more than $4 million, through the inaugural cycle of the KidCents Regional Grant Program. The Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to receive $40,000 in funding to support our books before boxing program and our students. The Downtown Boxing Gym received a $30,000 grant for general operating support from

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Familiar Face at DBG Takes on New Role

One of the Downtown Boxing Gym’s newest full-time employees is a longtime team member who is well known to our students. Amy Mullins is the gym’s new secondary education specialist. She’ll focus on building connections between our students and their schools to make the support they receive more seamless. “The

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DBG Goes 3D With New 3D Printers

They’ve been touted as the high-tech tools that will change the supply chain and manufacturing model around the world. 3D printers are the wave of the future and the Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to have three of our own. We’ve added them to our science, technology, engineering, art and

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Renowned French Photographer Brings History to Life at DBG

Award-winning French photographer Nicolas Henry has traveled around the world to create his latest book, depicting African history – from slavery to freedom. Now he’s completing the final chapter in Detroit at the Downtown Boxing Gym and teaching our students valuable lessons while providing hands-on training in photography and set

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AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer helps strengthen college, career prep

The Downtown Boxing Gym is pleased to welcome Samantha Rudelich, our new AmeriCorps VISTA program volunteer. (VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America.) Samantha will be with us through August 2019, focused on expanding college and career resources for our students and more. Samantha, 23, is a 2017 graduate

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