DBG In The News

DBG on Fox 2 News

Fox 2 News shared this report about DBG’s emergency response and the urgent need for laptops and internet access during this time of online learning. If you’d like to help out, visit dbgdetroit.org.

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DBG COVID-19 Zoom Tutoring + Workouts

Technology is essential. It’s the tool that is allowing the Downtown Boxing Gym to keep our program going during school closings and social distancing due to COVID-19. We’re running all of our academics and athletics over Zoom, so we’re having small group and large group workouts and tutoring sessions. “Just

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How COVID-19 is exacerbating Detroit’s poverty and racial inequality

Low-income Americans are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Detroit, a city already facing steep economic and racial inequalities, has emerged as a virus hot spot. John Yang reports and talks to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Darienne Hudson about families struggling to fulfill their basic needs and access vital

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DBG on WDIV – Future of Education

Educating our children and providing the tools they need to succeed. It’s the number one reason our free, after-school academic and athletic program exists. Thank you to WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit for including our Academic and Programs Director, Katie Solomon, in this important discussion about the future of eduction.

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Lions announce next wave of programs funded by social justice initiative

In January, the Detroit Lions launched a social justice program, backed by the team’s players, owner Martha Ford and coach Matt Patricia, which would fund a three-pronged initiative: Sponsoring scholarship funding, social-education programs and medical aid and health assistance. On Tuesday, the team announced a second wave of nine individual programs that

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Detroit Lions to award nearly $600,000 in grants to 9 local charities

The Detroit Lions will award nearly $600,000 in grants to local charities next year through the organization’s social justice initiative, “Inspire Change,” the team announced Thursday. The program was borne of a contentious 2017 season, when eight Lions joined players across the NFL in taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem to

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Downtown Boxing Gym is developing kids it serves

Grassroots nonprofits with dynamic founders can struggle to ensure their missions live on beyond the leader. That’s something the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program began mulling over a few years back, before it had even hit the 10-year mark. The tutoring, athletics, mentorship, socio-emotional skill building, college- and career-readiness and

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