Are you a fan of Latin funk? Have you ever traditional Italian music from southern Italy spun with a modern twist? What does Congolese music sound like? Hear it all at the annual Concert of Colors free music festival June 29 and July 4-7! The festival will take stage at several locations in Midtown, with the majority of events held at Orchestra Hall. Visit www.concertofcolors.com to start planning your schedule! And once again, it’s free!
ACCESS/Michigan United urge to continue progression toward immigration reform
ACCESS and Michigan United hosted a news conference at ACCESS recently to launch the “Remember November” campaign aimed at keeping the forward momentum toward a clear path to citizenship for immigrant families. U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. supported the effort calling to hold elected officials accountable for keeping immigrant families together by fixing the broken immigration system. A voter registration drive began immediately after the news conference, and immigration advocates also announced statewide community-based partnerships designed to help elected officials focus on the needs of immigrant families and their communities.
Comcast Digital Connectors teaches more than computer skills
Giving back to their community and keeping up on the latest digital trends are just a few of the benefits 20 Dearborn-area high school students from diverse and low-income backgrounds have gained over the past nine months during the Comcast Digital Connectors program at ACCESS. The program was offered for the fourth consecutive year thanks to a $13,000 grant from Comcast. The students recently graduated from Digital Connectors during a presentation at ACCESS, with Comcast gifts including laptops and cameras. The program engages students ages 14 to 21 who might not otherwise have access to services that will prepare them for the 21st century workforce. Digital Connectors’ challenging curriculum covers everything from leadership skills and personal development to software programming and media production. The program also supports community development through a major program requirement that participants give back to their community by training family members and residents on how to use technology effectively. Click here for photos from the graduation.