Next generation leaders who want to strengthen the Jewish and larger Detroit communities are invited to apply to The Live Detroit Fund, which will provide rent subsidies for up to 25 “Next Generation” change agents to move to the city of Detroit.
The Live Detroit Fund (LDF) will give rent subsidies to up to 25 “Next Generation” change agents to move to the city of Detroit (Downtown, Midtown, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, Woodbridge, Brush Park, and East Jefferson). The subsidies will be granted in the form of $250 a month per person for up to one year, $3,000 annually. Recipients of the LDF will be required to host one community event a month that will strengthen the Jewish and larger Detroit community. CommunityNEXT will manage the fund as well as the application process which will be hosted live at www.LiveDetroitFund.org. To launch the initiative, CNXT partnered with Detroit Nation and After 5 Detroit’s “Discover the D Weekend,” Open Connection Media and Panache 447 for the LDF Launch Party on Saturday evening, October 15 at the Sixth Street Lofts.
The Live Detroit Fund was established by two thousand Detroiters and Detroit expats, including 900 donors, across the country who together raised $100,000 for the “Do It For Detroit” campaign in the month of August through fundraising, social media campaigns, charity sports tournaments and other contributing events. This energetic group reached their goal to raise $100,000, primarily through grassroots funding efforts. CommunityNEXT (CNXT), an arm of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit focused on attracting and retaining young talent in the region, organized the Do it For Detroit campaign.
Jordan Wolfe, founder of CommunityNEXT, states, “The Live Detroit Fund was created to complement the LiveMidtown and LiveDowntown incentive programs for Henry Ford, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, and Quicken Loans employees. CNXT and JFMD get it and are going to be key players in the group effort to engage young movers and shakers in the city.“ CommunityNEXT and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit understand that there is a common need to create a thriving and dynamic downtown urban center in order to fulfill the demand for an urban core for young people to live and work.