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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Amanda Sari Perez

What follows is our official exit interview with Amanda Sari Perez, who just recently left Ann Arbor for Pittsburgh. MARK: OK, let’s start at the beginning. What’s your name, where were you born, and what kind of kid were you? AMANDA: All right then. My name is Amanda. Or Salamanda. Or YakYak. Or AmandaPanda. I […]

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Ponyride… a home for social entrepreneurs sharing knowledge, resources and networks in Detroit’s Corktown

Opening the summer of 2011, Ponyride, a 30,000 square-foot warehouse in the Corktown area of Detroit, presently serves as home to 25 socially-conscious businesses, ranging from non-profits like Detroit Soup, to for-profit entrepreneurial ventures like Detroit Denim. Following is my conversation with Ponyride’s Executive Director Kate Bordine on how they made it happen, the power […]

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FLY Children’s Art Center to launch Fabulous Contraptions series with A2Awesome grant

Earlier today the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded $1,000 in cash to representatives of Ypsilanti’s FLY Children’s Art Center to help fund the launch of a community-wide event called Fabulous Contraptions. After our meeting, I took the opportunity to ask FLY board members Christine Bruxvoort, Linette Lao and Morgan Cox (seen above after receiving their […]

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U-M undergrads to launch Makeathon with A2Awesome grant

A few days ago, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded $1,000 in cash to University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Beverly Chou (seen below accepting the award from A2 Awesome founder Lisa Dengiz) to help fund the launch of an event that she and fellow students are calling Makeathon. After our meeting, I took the […]

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