Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 12:19 AM EST Feb 18, 2019 Detroit — Frank Wu was a toddler when his parents arrived in Detroit in 1968, and despite the city's waning image as the Silicon Valley of the Midwest, his father quickly found work as an engineer at Ford Motor Co. headquarters in Dearborn. By the next decade, the promise that had brought his family from China was slipping further away, Wu said. "When my parents moved to Detroit, they had made it," said Wu, 52, who now lives on the West Coast. "It was the American dream. But growing up, I always saw Detroit moving down. As a kid, I was desperate to get out because if you were Asian-American in Detroit, you were weird. I wish that wasn't the case." The once small but vibrant Asian community in Detroit of the 1950s has all but vanished, dispersed by the fear of crime, the lure of post-war suburbs and educational opportunities elsewhere, … [Read more...] about Lost Asian-American community in Detroit sees reason for hope
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PUBLISHED: 09:53 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:53 14 February 2019 Emma Bartholomew The Aviv development in Stamford Hill. Pictures AIHA AIHA A housing association that caters only for Orthodox Jews has been cleared of discrimination in the courts – but a housing lawyer has vowed to appeal the decision. Rebekah Carrier. Picture: Hopkin Murray BeskineThe claimant, who has been granted anonymity by the court, had wanted a home in Agudas Israel Housing Association’s new Aviv development in Stamford Hill, but was not given the chance to bid because of their race and religion. Their claim against Hackney Council and AIHA challenged its policy of barring anyone who is not part of the Charedi community from becoming tenants.But the application for a judicial review was dismissed on all grounds. Lord Justice Lindblom and Sir Kenneth Parker sitting in the High Court decided AIHA serves a specific need and that Orthodox Jewish community members’ … [Read more...] about ‘Queue jumping’? Agudas Israel Housing Association can cater only for Orthodox Jews rules High Court
Southwick has a new defibrillator in the town centre, thanks to the fundraising efforts of volunteers. Members of Southwick Community Association celebrated the arrival of the life-saving machine at Southwick Community Centre with Adur District Council chairman Joss Loader.She congratulated the team and, having made the provision of defibrillators a priority during her year in office, talked about the importance of getting more of these machines available to the public in the towns and villages of Adur.Joss said: “Adur has fantastic charities and voluntary organisations, all doing amazing work. I’d love to see more initiatives like this within our local communities, to provide more of these life-saving, accessible machines in places used by the public. “Please do contact me if you have fund-raising ideas and would like to get involved.”The association decided last year to raise the funds to buy and install a defibrillator at the busy centre, in Southwick Street, … [Read more...] about Defibrillator installed at Southwick Community Centre
South Norfolk Council Kid's Camp 2017. Picture provided by South Norfolk Council. South Norfolk Council South Norfolk Council has chosen the community groups across the district to give funding to. South Norfolk Council has split £50,000 between community groups. Picture: South Norfolk Council The council’s Community Action Fund met at the end of May to discuss how money should be shared between different groups. The panel considered 28 applications with 14 of those successfully securing funding from a £50,000 funding pit. South Norfolk Council’s deputy leader Michel Edney said: “There are some fantastic projects happening in South Norfolk and we were overwhelmed and delighted with the volume and variety of applications. “This fund really makes a difference, supporting voluntary groups and communities and improving local people’s quality of life.” The grants often act as seed money, helping to attract larger grants from other bodies, … [Read more...] about Did your South Norfolk community group secure funding?
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - Community News by Kristen Bounds - Reporter; Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette [email protected] Chillington Hall Community Association is looking for someone to help take the community meeting minutes and distribute them to the team. The requirement is five meetings per year on a Saturday morning from 9am to 10.30am, with an additional Thursday evening in June for the Chillington Annual General Meeting, which is normally from 7.30 to 8pm. All that is needed is for someone to attend the meetings, record the minutes, and produce a set of minutes from the meeting and email them to the team. If you think you can help and can spare a small amount of your time to help the team spread out the work load, contact Greg at 01548 580513 or [email protected] Also in the news Are you interested in volunteering for the Rainbows Class? Years of hard work and dedication earns farmer Devon County Show presidency … [Read more...] about Can you spare some time to help the community?