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Author: Michael Sellers

One Detroit | CEO of Goodwill Industries, Dan Varner

Detroit’s urgent need for skilled workers is one of the challenges being met by the Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. Stephen sits down with Dan Varner, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries, to discuss the organization’s main focus — workforce development — and the population they serve. They also reflect on how Varner’s previous work in education policy has shaped his focus in his current position.

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One Detroit | Community Partner Feedback

The One Detroit team first met Pastor Barry Randolph during a community meeting facilitated by CDAD (Community Development Advocates of Detroit) at the Church of the Messiah in Detroit’s Islandview neighborhood where community members talked about issues critical to revitalization and development of the neighborhood.

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10/7/18: FOCUS: HOPE “MARCH FOR HOPE” / DPS FOUNDATION “CHAMPIONS OF EDUCATION”

Stephen talks with the new CEO of Focus: HOPE, as the non-profit gets ready for its 44th annual March for HOPE. Thousands will march later this month in celebration of unity and the commitment to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice.  Plus, the Detroit Public Schools Foundation is honoring the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Educators of the Year at its annual Champions of Education fundraiser. The president of the DPS Foundation shares the details.

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10/4/18: Pre-Fab Construction / Goodwill Industries / The Commons / Sarida Scott

Nolan talks with real estate developer Eric Larson about the pre-fab technology being used in the construction of The Corner, an apartment and retail complex Larson is building at the historic corner of Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit. The two talk about the pre-fab construction process, its efficiency, and how it offers an option to build with fewer skilled workers.

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