DETROIT — The buildings sit, one after another, on E Vernor Highway — dilapidated houses, abandoned businesses, boarded-up structures, vacant lots populated by more weeds than cars driving down the multilane street. It’s a row of blight on the east side of Detroit, a city searching for recovery for decades.
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In 2010, Jessica Hauser was busy with her studies, on a path toward a doctorate degree in political science at the University of Michigan. But a personal training appointment led her to the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. After learning about the gym’s financially struggling youth development program that was
The Downtown Boxing Gym became a dog park for a day. Dozens of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds attended a fundraiser in our outdoor space. Click to watch coverage from Fox 2 News.
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There was nothing particularly hard-hitting on a day when an FCC commissioner stepped into a boxing ring with a 3-year-old, but Brendan Carr did confirm his agency’s keen interest in autonomous vehicles and suggest that his agency will attempt to clear the road for them. He also gave a rough
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Downtown Boxing Gym to support its “books before boxing” program for students and build an apprenticeship program. The two-year grant is the largest the Detroit nonprofit has received to date, and it will be put toward its goal of
Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework. Melanie Rayford, 18, plans to study software engineering when she enters college this fall. It’s a notoriously unwelcoming field for women of color, but she’s ready for it. Ideas for apps
Four years ago, Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead was looking for a place to volunteer and work with children. The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program gave him that opportunity…