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BME has gathered about 900 stories of inspiration from Detroit – it’s a small lead but Philly is still leading! In an effort for a final push today, the team will be closing out the day at Cass Café from 7–10pm to provide support to potential entrants.
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BME Black Male Engagement (pronounced “Be Me”) is a campaign launching August 1st by The Knight Foundation for black males ages 14 years or older who are making a difference in the city of Detroit. You can get involved today by sharing your own story or by nominating your uncle, coach, or any inspiring leader in Detroit who deserves to be recognized. Get started today by logging on to BMEChallenge.org or by texting inspireDETROIT to 9900.
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Announced yesterday, micro-lender heavyweight Kiva has launched its first “Kiva City” right here in Detroit! Kiva has partnered with the Knight Foundation and Michigan Corps to empower Detroiters to champion local small businesses by loaning micro amounts to local entrepreneurs, where their loan will be matched 1-to-1 by the Knight Foundation.