Category Archives: Awesome Foundation

Ypsi High students to honor the contributions of local women throughout history in new mural

As you may have noticed, a number of local high school students have been working on a new mural in downtown Ypsilanti these past few weeks. What follows is a brief conversation with their Ypsi High art teacher Lynne Settles about the project, how it came about, and the positive effect it’s having on her […]

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Awesome U-M undergrads launch startup to teach American history through the stories of inspirational women

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation a few days ago awarded a $1,000 grant to Virginia Lozano, an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, who, along with her twin sister Beatriz, created an education technology company called Leesta in order to “inspire 8-11 year olds by teaching American History through the stories of women.” After bestowing […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Donald Harrison

Michigan filmmaker Donald Harrison, who, up until recently, ran the Ann Arbor Film Festival, just recently purchased a home in Ypsilanti, and made the move east from Ann Arbor. Here’s our official immigration interview. MARK: Remind me when we first met… It’s been well over a decade ago now, right? DONALD: Indeed, I remember first […]

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Taking on the New York literary establishment with Michael Jackman, celebrating Fathers Day with Jim Roll, and making life better for our most vulnerable neighbors with Keta Cowan… on episode 20 of The Saturday Six Pack

I enjoyed the hell out of last Saturday night’s episode, and I’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in it. If you missed the live broadcast, and you’d like to check it out, you can either download the podcast by way of iTunes or stream it on Soundcloud. Or, if you want, you […]

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Bike Ann Arbor to provide bike valet parking at local events this summer with A2Awesome grant

Earlier this week I mentioned that the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation had awarded $1,000 grants to both Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti (AMPY) and Bike Ann Arbor. While I shared quite a bit of information at the time about what the AMPY team was hoping to accomplish on the grounds of Dawn Farm with their grant, […]

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