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How to Empower a Community to Learn, Collaborate and Design a Future that Works for All: #DetroitRising

Many of the problems Detroit is currently facing are also global problems that are intricately connected and ultimately stemming from some of the same root causes. Alicia Douglas is the driving force behind the inspiring documentary “Detroit is a Phoenix,” which describes the powerful collaboration that corporations, social enterprise, philanthropic and impact investing communities have engaged in to rebuild Detroit. She is also the founder of PIP Passion in Philanthropy, a tech startup connecting individuals in and around Detroit with their unique talents and causes. By allowing people to interact with each other and share or co-create community impact, PIP is building a fascinating neural network of local stakeholders willing to take their city’s future in their hands, smartly, together.



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