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A Portal at The Grandmont Rosedale Community
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The Grandmont Rosedale community is comprised of five vibrant neighborhoods: Grandmont, Grandmont #1, Minock Park, North Rosedale Park and Rosedale Park. Grandmont Rosedale is comprised of five charming and distinctive neighborhoods on Detroit’s northwest side. The communities are among the strongest and most vibrant in the city.
Custom built homes in an array of historic architectural styles give the community an every-house-is-different feel. Pocket parks, manicured lawns, tree-lined streets and landscaped boulevards enhance the beauty of the architecture and encourage walk-ability.
More than anything however, it’s Grandmont Rosedale’s residents that make the neighborhoods what they are. As Detroit’s most active community, a sense of community is as readily available as a block party, a little league game, a walk in the park, a visit to the farmers’ market or a simple driveway conversation.
Each neighborhood has its own homeowners’ association and network of block clubs to keep residents connected. However, the high level of coordination among neighborhoods strengthens the entire community.
Ber-Henda is a bilingual poet with more than 20 years dedicated to the craft. She has hosted and performed at numerous cultural events around the metro-area including: Festival of the Arts, Dally in the Ally, Academia Del Pueblo at WSU and Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers. She is a community activist and lives in the intersections of race, gender and culture. She is the founder of The Power of Girlhood, a Girl's Leadership Organization for teens. Ber-Henda holds to tight to the pillars of: Culture, Community and Connection.
Our Portal will launch for one year beginning May 2018 at Oakland International High School in Oakland, CA. The school targets a population of students, newly arrived immigrants, who have historically been under-served nationally, in California, and in Oakland. The mission of OIHS is to provide newly arrived immigrants a quality alternative education focused on English language acquisition in preparation for college.
Our Portal in Los Angeles is currently hosted at Mercado La Paloma, a project of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation located in the Figueroa Corridor of South Los Angeles.
Our Portal is located at Instituto del Progreso Latino. Throughout Instituto's 40-year history, the organization has championed bold approaches for creating outstanding education programming to meet the unique needs of its community, providing comprehensive education programs and services to 8,000 families annually. Instituto’s mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino Immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment that fosters full participation in the changing U.S. society while preserving cultural identity and dignity. Thanks to its innovative ideas, rigorous research and evaluation, and above all, commitment to students’ success, Instituto is a nationally recognized and trusted, career-focused education institution establishing preeminent models in adult education, youth education, and workforce development.
Our Portal in Brooklyn is located in the Navy Yard at the New Lab. The New Lab is an interdisciplinary space designed to support entrepreneurs working in emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and connected devices.
The American Center Student Council (ACSC) is an organization that helps students gain access to global educational materials. By partnering with them, along with Turning Tables, a youth empowerment group, and a group called Fringe Diplomacy, based at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC, we are able to draw upon a wide base of support in Yangon.
Kabul University is located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It was founded in 1931 during the government of Mohammed Nadir Shah and then Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Khan. Kabul University is attended by approximately 25,000 students, of which around 40% are women. The main building was renovated about 500 metres from the old one, which has almost the same design.The mission of Kabul University is to mature and prosper as an internationally recognised institution of learning and research, a community of stakeholders committed to shared governance, and a centre of innovative thought and practice.
The Portal to Herat is located at Code to Inspire (CTI). CTI uses technology education and outreach to provide Afghan women with leverage in their fight for social, political, and economic equality.
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) was founded in 1984 as a graduate school of theology, formerly known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA). Today, the university is open to a wide range of studies from Science to Law, all contributing to it's stated mission: "To promote excellence in research, teaching and community service by preparing morally upright leaders based on the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church."
Our Portal in Rwanda is located at Impact Hub in downtown Kigali and run by Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga (“To Create, To See, To Learn”), a public arts social enterprise using street-arts and art-actions to involve civil society in positive social change.
In particular, the organization creates large-scale public artworks, many of which seek to reduce the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. Impact Hub Kigali, which also hosts the Portal, is a co-working space nurturing grassroots ventures aiming to have a sustainable impact on their communities.
The Migration Hub Network creates spaces, where social entrepreneurs and organizations meet to design solutions around mass migration. Our network generates physical impact within communities and connects organizations across Europe. This fosters collaboration between actors in the public and private sector in order to transform the challenges surrounding mass migration into opportunities.
Central & South America
The Portal is located on the regional campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras. UNAH is the leading institution of higher education in the country and maintains a strong commitment with honduran academy, research, science, culture and development.
The Portal is run by the Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), a youth development NGO located in the nearby city of El Progreso. OYE is dedicated to educate, empower and engage disadvantaged youth to break the cycle of poverty and become agents of change in their homes, schools and communities.
Our Portal in Mexico City has moved around town, garnered major national press, and hosted celebrities including Telenovela stars. We are now in Platoon Mexico, a global creative collective based in Berlin, Mexico City and Seoul with more than 7,500 members. The Mexico Portal is run in partnership with Time Out Mexico, the largest arts, culture and entertainment guide in Mexico. Since 2015, the Portal has moved to numerous sites including Plaza Villa Madrid, one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Mexico City, and Arte Alameda, a space dedicated to the exhibition, documentation, production, and research of artistic practices that relate to technology.